First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4246
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. Stated First U.S. Edition. Printed dustjacket with original $16.95 price; black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket shows a few tears and some adjacent creasing along top edge, but is clean and crisp overall. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. Small remainder mark on bottom of page block. An early sci-fi work by Banks, and the second published as "Iain M. Banks."