Clarke County, Space.

By: Steele, Allen

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SF novel, sequel to ORBITAL DECAY. Published earlier the same year as an Ace paperback original.

''He began publishing work of genre interest with ''Live from the Mars Hotel'' for Asimov's, mid-December 1988. He made a considerable impact on the field with his first series, the Near-Future Near Space sequence - comprising Orbital Decay (1989), which won a Locus Award for best first novel, CLARKE COUNTY, SPACE (1990), Lunar Descent (1991), Labyrinth of Night (1992) and A King of Infinite Space (1997). The first instalment, set like almost all his early work in the vicinity of Earth orbit, offers some nuts-and-bolts engineering problems that are coped with by a refreshingly variegated cast of employees in space, who deal handily with the bureaucratic snaffles that tend to counterpoint individual initiatives in much Hard SF: Steele shares a certain late twentieth-century frustration at the failure of the American space programme to follow in the steps of a Future History, like that created by the writer he has been most often compared to, Robert A Heinlein. Though Steele displayed a damagingly lazy attitude towards characterization in these early books, and tended to export unchanged into space, decades hence, the tastes and habits of 1970s humanity, he managed all the same to convey a verisimilitudinous sense of the daily round of those men and women who would be patching together the ferries, ships, Space Stations and Space Habitats necessary for the next steps into space: if, that is, the long project is not betrayed'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Clarke County, Space.

Author Name: Steele, Allen

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Legend: London.: 1990.

ISBN Number: 0712638954

ISBN Number 13: 9780712638951

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 00339