A Novel of the Far Future
by Terry Carr
Readers Union, 1979, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, small dent to bottom fore-edge, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with a little ageing at edges and spine (see photographs)
"Several millennia in the future, Earth has become a backwater planet ignored by others in its galaxy. It's one jewel is Cirque, the City of the Abyss, into which the River Fundament falls in magnificent cataracts. It is a city of love and harmony, with inspiring religious rites.
But in the Abyss there lives the Beast: loathsome to imagine, frightening to confront, for it is formed of the cast off hates of the people of Cirque. A beast whose body is refuse, whose mind is as black as sin. And now, after centuries, it is climbing out of the Abyss to claim its own."