London, Grafton, 1991. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy, signed by the author without inscription. The author's first novel, and the first in his excellent Xeelee series, one of the enduring series in science fiction. Slight abrasion to front endpaper, and previous owner's initials to same. Spine tips slightly bumped. Illustrations by Chris Moore [7198, Hyraxia Books].