Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1992. Michael Mariano. Collector's First Edition of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction thus illustrated. Full Leather with 22k gold-stamping. Tall 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 1 1/8"); full black leather with spine accented with 22k gold decorations and title plus three raised hubs, and covers with designs of two gold chambered nautilus shells: the long one held by a hand rising from the ocean; Introduction by James Gunn; Illustrated by Michael Mariano with color frontispiece; decorated endpapers with repeating Easton Press design; all edges 22k gold foil [a.e.g.]; plus a silvery ribbon page-divider; (printed on archival paper plus smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints); ix, [xii-xiv] + 403 pages. Inlaid: "Collector's Notes" & Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction bookplate. Like New. Item #9092
Joan Slonczewski (born 1956) is an American microbiologist at Kenyon College, and a science fiction writer who explores biology and space travel.
Joan has twice earned the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel: A Door into Ocean, and The Highest Frontier. Nominated for Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Locus Award for Best First Novel, and Prometheus Award for Best Novel.
The 1986 Campbell Award-winning novel A Door into Ocean shows her command of genetics and ecological science, as well as a commitment to pacifism and feminism. It depicts the ecosystem of a planet covered entirely by water, inhabited by an exclusively female race of genetic engineers.
EXCEPTIONAL "LIKE NEW" COPY: Very tight, bright, clean with brilliant color plates, unfoxed, and without any marks by previous owners. Includes "Collector's Notes."