KITEWORLD. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1985. Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. The Kiteworld sequence depicts "a ruined earth Britain dominated by religious fanatics, and its Steampunk rendering of the life of the crews who man the Kiteships, which are the size of airships, to guard the frontiers against "demons" (as the ballistic or cruise missiles of a former technological era are now remembered) in a kind of parody of the Pax Aeronautica theme." - John Clute, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-907. A fine copy. (#50994).