THE SKYBREAKER [by] Ann Halam [pseudonym]. [London]: Orchard Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Inscribed by Jones as "Gwyneth Jones" to "David" on the title page. Third novel of the "Zanne" sequence, preceded by DAYMAKER (1987) and TRANSFORMATIONS (1988). "Set in a ruined Earth Inland, which is governed on deep-Ecology lines by women, the Zanne series ... is framed bracingly as sf, though the elements of magic in the tale seem at times distortive. Young, rebellious Zanne slowly learns to control her innate rapport with the forbidden high-tech power sources of the old patriarchal world-destroying hegemony, and becomes, willy-nilly and by protracted stages, an active agent in the sane preservation of Inland." - John Clute, SFE (online). Publisher's review slip and publicity sheet laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Accompanied by a signed handwritten note (on a note card) to "Dave" [David G. Hartwell], dated 23 September, no year, asking if Tor can contribute some expense money to attend a convention. (#164679).
"First published in Great Britain in 1990 ..." on copyright page.