LORDS OF THE STARSHIP. New York: Ace Books, Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books G673. A military dystopia on Earth in the far future. "The starship is centuries in the building; around the immense yards nations rise and fall, battle after battle is fought. In the end, the whole thing is exposed as a terrible lie. A weird, horrifying future of continuous flux, stasis and war. Geston's first novel [as well as his first book], published when he was barely out of his teens. Amazing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 216-7. One of the major novels of the 1960s. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-434. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 304. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1261-64. Cover art by John Schoenherr. A fine copy. (#167883).
No statement of printing.