NOIR. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "In a decadent future Los Angeles, a detective named McNihil, who hates the dystopian world he lives in, has had his eyes surgically altered so that he sees everything in black and white, and, even more extreme, with a virtual reality overlay that turns the world into a 1930s noir cityscape. When a wealthy young executive is murdered, McNihil is blackmailed into chasing down the dead man's 'prowler,' a virtual reality simulation of its deceased owner. This is a dark, disturbing, and rather difficult novel by a masterful prose stylist." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-571. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#157896).
"A Bantam Spectra Book / November 1998 / ... / BVG 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.