Neal Stephenson - Zodiac - 1st/1st limited edition new/unread
Subterranean Press, US, 2010. Hardcover, Slipcased. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Patrick Arrasmith (illustrator). 1st Edition. First ever hardback edition - 1st/1st - fine/fine signed and numbered by the author - new and unread. A clean, bright, tight copy. One of a number of signed/limited first editions available at the time of listing, and this being one of 4 match-numbered limited edtions (all copy number 405 of 500). Please check out my other listings here or at the dedicated Analecta Books web site. Synopsis - Subterranean Press is proud to present the first hardcover edition of one of Neal Stephenson?s early novels, Zodiac, which will be printed in two colors throughout, on 80# Finch paper. In 1988, long before Snow Crash brought him international recognition, Neal Stephenson published Zodiac, a razor sharp ?eco-thriller? filled with an instantly recognizable blend of wit, erudition, and intelligence. The hero of Zodiac is Sangamon Taylor, aka S.T. As a leading member of GEE ? the Group of Environmental Extremists?S.T. has spent years waging guerilla warfare against the forces responsible for undermining the ecology of the Eastern seaboard. When he learns that a large number of lobsters pulled from Boston Harbor have exhibited alarming levels of a carcinogenic substance called PCB, S.T., along with a colorful band of like-minded cohorts, begins to investigate. Following a toxic trail that encompasses corporate malfeasance, genetic engineering, and presidential politics, he uncovers a conspiracy as vicious, devious, and potentially lethal as any he has ever encountered. Written in an utterly unique voice that combines the encyclopedic knowledge of Thomas Pynchon with the hard-boiled cadences of James Crumley, Zodiac is an exhilarating, hugely entertaining novel that is thoughtful, funny, and deeply serious all at once. More than twenty years after its initial publication, it stands both as a singular accomplishment in its own right, and as a harbinger of the masterpieces to come. Signed by Author(s).