SATURN'S CHILDREN: A SPACE OPERA. New York: Ace Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. SATURN'S CHILDREN is a story of the twenty-third century, after human beings have become extinct, the novel's characters consisting entirely of androids ... It "is Stross's most direct engagement so far with issues of gender, and also explores robot society and some philosophical implications of the Laws of Robotics. SATURN'S CHILDREN acknowledges its debt to Robert A. Heinlein's FRIDAY (1982), and like that book has a female artificial human as protagonist." - SFE (online). The U.S. edition apparently was published a few days before the British edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163385).
"First edition: July 2008 / ... / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.