AFTER LONG SILENCE. Toronto, New York, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, mustard wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. An early novel by Tepper first published as a trade paperback by Bantam Books. "The surface of Jubal is dominated by crystaline pinnacles which must be placated by specially composed songs to prevent them shattering and killing passing humans. Three Tripsingers oppose a plot by corrupt government officials to have the crystals declared non-sentient so that they can be demolished for business reasons. A skillfully composed morality tale with a fantasy feel to it." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 122. Published in 1989 in the UK as the THE ENIGMA SCORE. A fine copy. (#169808).