QUEEN OF ANGELS.
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Dystopian novel set in 2047 in an America where the microscopic machines of nanotechnology have built a clean, prosperous America. But those who resist the mandatory "therapy" suffer discrimination and poverty. When the mutilated corpses of eight young students are found in the luxury apartment of a noted poet, he becomes the "subject of investigation by an ambitious policewoman, a renegade psychologist, and the murderer's closest friend. Twenty-first century Los Angeles provides the surrealistic setting for a remarkable exploration of human guilt and fears. . . Bear's blending of high-tech gloss with penetrating insights into human nature results in a complex and challenging speculative vision." (Library Journal) 364 pp. ISBN: 0-446514004.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning)