BOLD AS LOVE: A NEAR FUTURE FANTASY. London: Gollancz, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Jones. First book of the "Bold as Love" sequence. "The five novels take their titles from Jimi Hendrix's song list, and they tell the story of a near-future "Dissolution" of England, in which rock stars rise to the occasion of holding a nation together in the face of environmental crisis, economic collapse, Internet quarantine, a bloody coup, and the threat of a Neurobomb technology that can break the mind/ matter barrier. Three major musician characters, Ax (president of the Rock 'n' Roll Reich), Fiorinda (protector of the displaced masses), and Sage (who comes back alive from the Zen Self neuroscience experiments), enact an Arthurian saga of power politics and love. Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot in a threesome ... Normally, serious literary fiction flirts withSF only in the form of dystopia, but BOLD AS LOVE puts the question positively: What would it take to build a utopia, and who would you put in the seats of that Round Table? Rock stars … our new royalty?" - GoodReads. Winner of the 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#160775).
"This edition first published in Great Britain in 2001 ..." on copyright page.