THE REEFS OF SPACE. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books U2172. First book of the "Starchild" trilogy. "Authoritarian dystopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 288. "... intelligent space operas combining Williamson's flair for melodrama with Pohl's economy of style." - SFE (online). Several faint wrinkles to front cover (minor manufacturing flaw, not abuse), neat owner's initials in ink on recto of first leaf, a bright, near fine copy. (#94540).
"First Ballantine Printing September 1964" on copyright page.