FAREWELL HORIZONTAL. New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Far future SF noir with a spectacular setting, the Cylinder, a massive structure run by a complex computer, rising miles above the Earth, its foundations a mystery even to its inhabitants. The hero has abandoned the nine-to-five life of Cylinder's horizontal levels to go where the action is -- the vertical, where freelancers, warring tribes, and other nomadic types live among the slings and cables of Cylinder's outer edge. "It is this familiar scenario -- the voyage of discovery in which the hero strips the world of its masks -- that Jeter subverts with broad farce and razor blades." - Paul McAuley, Interzone. Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 132. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#93565).
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