Operation Ares by Gene Wolfe [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1970
Operation Ares by Gene Wolfe
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  BERKLEY MEDALLION
*Rare 1st printing of this DEBUT novel from Gene Wolfe, author of the seminal Book of the New Sun series. First issued as a paperback original by Berkley.
Book is in very good reading condition. Tight and seemingly unread copy!
Cover does show wear as well as some chipping to edges. Spine is excellent w/ no visible read wear. Pages show tanning but appear unread.
The invasion from Mars came in the early years of the 21st century. And all over America people were praying for it to succeed. For 2 decades, the United States had been slipping into a primitive past, turning its back on technology -- and abandoning its Martian colony. Its "emergency" government was kept in power by repression, food was scarce, life grim..and killer packs of wild animals prowled at night, making curfews a vital need.