Newark, Wildside Press, 1991. A limited edition, and the only hardcover edition, of this novella that first appeared in Analog magazine. Of a total edition of 276 copies, this is one of 26 lettered copies signed by McCaffrey and by Pat Morrissey, who provides the illustrations. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued, with silk ribbon marker bound in. An uncommon book by one of the most important fantasy and science fiction writers of the latter half of the 20th century; her first story in the Dragonriders of Pern sequence won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and in 2005 she was named the 22nd Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. [#027241] $500
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