NEON LOTUS. Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, yellow wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "A little American girl has a mysterious ability to speak Tibetan, and it seems she is the reincarnation of an assassinated sage from the Roof of the World. The complex SF/fantasy adventure which follows makes good use of Buddhist lore. A pleasingly original work." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 251. "Laidlaw's second novel, the amusing NEON LOTUS (1988), follows the consequences of the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist sage as a young girl in a highly technologized USA." - SFE (online). A fine copy. (#169791).