by John Gardner
Frederick Muller, 1969, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 584310323
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, crease to front flyleaf, price-clipped dustjacket has a little shelf and edge wear with small creases, rubbing to edges and small chips and tears (see photographs)
'Take one island called Wizard, one purloined rocket, a nasty piece of work named Solomon, a space scientist known as the Sorcerer, a female pirate called Constanza Challis, add a couple intent on coupling in the most way-out place ever, a sprinkling of merchant bankers, a pinch of irony and liberally season with satire.
Moulding a fantastic story around a set of incredible characters, John Gardner uses the same laugh-thrill-sex-splutter technique which brought such success to his four previous Boysie Oakes' books, The Liquidator, Understrike, Amber Nine and Madrigal.'