HOLY FIRE. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland: Bantam Books, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. "In the late twenty-first century, Earth has achieved near-utopia due to advances in cybernetics, medicine, and nanotechnology," but there is "another world, that of the truly young who see themselves as forever powerless and under the thumb of the gerontocracy that rules the world. Serious SF that extrapolates a number of current trends in a believable way." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1081. Hugo Award finalist for best novel. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #47. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#67329).
"A Bantam Spectra Book / October 1996 / ... / BVG 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.