THE ARTIFICIAL KID. New York, Cambridge, Hagerstown, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Signed by Sterling. A "first-person far-future picaresque, whose, shockproof milieu of glamorized youth, martial arts and omnipotent technology recalls the early work of Samuel R. Delany; but the novel also looks forward to the Cyberpunk subgenre ..." - Colin Greenwood and John Clute, SFE (online). The author's second book, preceded by INVOLUTION OCEAN (1977). Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-537. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 403. Tiny abrasion at upper right corner of front free endpaper where small price was erased, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny closed tear at head of spine panel. (#89569).
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