London, Jonathan Cape, 1981. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good book in a fine jacket. Inscribed by the author 'Edward, best, Jim Ballard'. The Edward in question was Edward Milward-Oliver. A distinctive copy given that Ballard has signed it Jim, indicating an association less frequently seen than the regular signature of J G. Milward-Oliver is perhaps best known as the authority on Len Deighton. Milward-Oliver was friends with Ballard. Ridley Scott apparently picked up the rights a couple of years back for a Netflix production, but only time will tell if that sees the light of day. An eco-disaster SF novel. Book marred only by foxing to the top edge. Some pencil indentations from pervious seller's heavy hand. Cover art by Bill Botten [7875, Hyraxia Books].