New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1965. First Edition. "A post-nuclear war society struggles to reconstruct itself in an isolated setting. Kept in contact with the outside world by an orbiting disc-jockey, the group's members include Bill, an encysted telepathic twin; Bruno Bluthgeld, the weapons expert responsible for the war; and Hoppy Harrington, a phocomelus who makes a frightening power play for domination of the colony" (Levack 13a). Nominated for the 1965 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Scarce signed, with none found in the auction record. Item #3935
First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16.25cm); illustrated card wrappers; yellow edge-staining; ,5-222,pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Pinpoint wear to extremities, else a Fine, unread copy.