WHITE QUEEN. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1991. Octavo, boards. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Jones to the editor who published this book in America: "To David / Hartwell, / my friend. / Gwyneth Jones / 29 May 96." "In a convincingly depicted twenty-first century, aliens make secret first contacts with humanity. Part love story and part near-future extrapolative SF of the best kind, this knotty, detailed, multitudinously peopled narrative global in its concerns, is Jones's finest novel to date." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 419. First novel in the Aleutian Trilogy. Winner of the 1991 Tiptree award (tied with A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE by Eleanor Arnason). Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist, 1992. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-576. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #22. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#158866).
"First published in Great Britain 1991..." on copyright page.