West Bloomfield, MI: Phantasia Press, 1986. First US Hardcover Edition. Gibson's first novel, originally issued as a paperback original by Ace Books in 1984, and released as a hardcover in the UK by Gollancz the same year. The story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack, credited with launching the cyberpunk genre, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards. While the numbered, signed edition by Phantasia Press appears with regularity, signed and inscribed copies of the trade edition are less common, this one nicely tied to a particular time and place. Item #1872
Trade Issue, one of 1,200 copies. Octavo; off-white canvas cloth, with titles stamped in copper foil on spine and author's initials in blind on front cover; dustjacket; 231pp, . Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page: "Wm. Gibson / To Byron / Seattle / 22 July '94." Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.