CATACOMB YEARS. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Bishop on the title page to David G. Hartwell, the book's editor on the title page: "For the Hartwells, / with appreciation for putting me up (and / putting up with me) in their house -- March / 11-14, 1981. / Thanks, / Mike / Michael Bishop." A fix-up novel, sequel to A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE (1977), set in Atlanta, Georgia, in the twenty-first century when it is domed and has been closed off to the outside world for many decades. "A curious scenario, but it's an ambitious, well-written book." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 60. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-124. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 390. A review copy with review slip and publisher's publicity release laid in. fine copy in fine dust jacket. The most important copy of this book. (#158812).
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