THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER. New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "In a highly computerized twenty-first century one man rebels against the ubiquitous electronic regimentation. He manages to use the computers to undermine the system. A satisfying tale of human ingenuity set against a well-realized background, though the narrative is at times jaron-laden and stodgy. The last of Brunner's cycle of large dystopian novels which began with STAND ON ZANZIBAR (1968)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 326. "Anticipated trendy 'cyberpunk' by nearly a decade, and trendier real-world virus programs by longer still." - David Langford. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-174. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 365. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1922-25. Remainder stripe to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with yellow lettering on spine panel almost entirely faded. (#161867).
First edition so stated on copyright page. Code "75 76 77 78 79 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on page .