DISTRACTION. [London: Millennium, 1999]. Octavo, boards. First British edition. "In the mid-twenty-first century, political operative Oscar Valparaiso, himself a clone, investigates a scandal-ridden federal laboratory in East Texas. Meanwhile, Leonard Two Feathers, the newly elected president of the United States, considers declaring war on the rapidly submerging Netherlands, and Green Huey, the corrupt governor of Louisiana, engages in illegal genetic research while establishing his own private biker army. This brilliantly done example of satiric SF shows Sterling at his post-cyberpunk best." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1079. The novel won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and was a 1999 Hugo nominee for best novel. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#71443).