New York: Bantam Books, 1991. AE - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease and tear on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book lightly cocked, light discoloration and shelf wear. A short but intense tale set in a future in which humans travel between the stars using "gap drives," controllable brain implants are punishable by death, and a private company called the United Mining Company runs law enforcement for all of known space. 9.5"x6.5", 229 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.