New York: Bantam, 1986. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth with dustjacket. 468p. Inscribed by author. Book and dustjacket in very good condition. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Otherwise a very clean and very tight book in very good condition. Inscription from Brin to owner on title page. Item #141239
A novel about human space travel to Halley's Comet. Publication coincided with the comet's 1986 approach to the Earth. Written in the third person, the perspective alternates between the three main characters, the "spacer" Carl Osborn, the computer programmer Virginia Herbert and the doctor and geneticist Saul Lintz. Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is also a contributing editor of Reason magazine.Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction. He has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell and Nebula Awards. His Campbell Award-winning novel The Postman was adapted as a feature film and starred Kevin Costner in 1997. Brin's nonfiction book The Transparent Society won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association and the McGannon Communication Award. Brin inscribes this copy.