New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1976. Paul Bacon (jacket design). First U.S. Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth psine and brown paper boards with futuristic design patter blind stamped on front board; gilt lettering to spine. Lower right corner of front board bumped. Clean, unmarked, tight. Brown endpapers. 14.5 x 22 cm. 303 pp. / Good. Not price clipped. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10572
It is the year 2276 and the United States is celebrating the 500th year of its independence. Interplanetary residence, through human colonisation, and travel are now a fact of life. Duncan is a resident of Titan, the great moon of Saturn, and visits Earth to take part in the anniversary celebrations. A so-called ‘diplomatic’ mission to the motherland if you will. What unfolds next is classic Clarke. High adventure. Witty humor. Sharp commentary. And of course Science.