Stated First Edition hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is covered with mylar. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. Has faint old book smell. 247 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1980 ISBN: 0385149336 The author gives us a brilliantly vivd glimpse at a future where the human race has voluntarily given up its freedom to machines and technology, where ""quick sex"" is best, where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. It is a dying, stagnant world of no children, no art, no progress.