Edition: First printing.
New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, and the second book in her Nanotech Cycle - "a uniquely twisted vision of a postapocalyptic future in which nanotechnology is just the most recent rung humanity has climbed in its techno-evolution. Goonan's story features a wild ride down the Mississippi to "Norleans," propelled by a nanoplague that may or may not be humanity's saving grace. Our heroine Verity rescues a motley group from metapheromonal slavery in Cincinnati, and they set off on boats and rafts to an uncertain utopia at the end of the river. On the way, they encounter everything from whirlpools to religious zealots to a terrifying little town." INSCRIBED on the title page. 511 pp. ISBN: 0-312859171.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.