1988 1st year edition; St. Martin's Press publishers, New York; Book Club Edition; hardbound in black boards with green lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Henry Steegman is hardly "Mr. Personality" aboard the Mars-bound Algonquin 9. Yet it is he who bungles upon the spectacular Macy's-like city beneath the Red Planet's crust. For better or worse, the name Steegman will be immortalized by a discovery that will transform millions of lives.
For a struggling screenwriter, the Martian beings could mean a big story, big bucks, headlines...and more women than any many his size has ever known...
For an exhiled Russian rocket man, the are a possible route to America's space program, and the land of opportunity...
For a flying-saucer faker of flickering fame, the possibilities are out of this world.
In a brilliant near-future look at the human condition, Frederick Pohl has honed his satire-sharp science fiction to a steely new edge.