Benita Alvarez, a downtrodden Hispanic woman, is chosen by the alien envoys Chiddy and Vess to be the Intermediary in their bid to get humankind to join an interstellar federation of peaceable races who practise Neighbourliness and strive to live ethical and moral lives. They have their own ways of showing us where we're going wrong: in short ...
Benita Alvarez, a downtrodden Hispanic woman, is chosen by the alien envoys Chiddy and Vess to be the Intermediary in their bid to get humankind to join an interstellar federation of peaceable races who practise Neighbourliness and strive to live ethical and moral lives. They have their own ways of showing us where we're going wrong: in short order they disappear Jerusalem until the Middle East learns to live at peace, and visit a plague of ugliness on the women of Afghanistan who are being mistreated and downtrodden by men in the name of Allah. But other alien races have also got plans for the verdant, overpopulated planet and they have chosen their own contact, a down and dirty government Senator. They don't want mankind to join the federation, though: they just want hunting rights on earth: hunting rights on man. The Fresco is Sheri Tepper at her very best: fast-paced, thought-provoking, funny and deeply human science fiction stuffed to the gills with strong characters, both good and bad, exotic aliens and mysterious new worlds.
Fine binding. Signed. A pristine copy of this Signed Edition issued by The Easton Press. Bound in dark brown leather with elaborate gilt decorations, silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt and a silk ribbon marker. #1, 039 of 1100 copies of this edition, and Signed by Sheri S. Tepper on the limitation page. With a Signed Certificate of Authenticity laid in, as well as the Easton Press Note About the Author. Fine binding.
color frontispiece, True first edition signed by the author on a special signature page, book #97 of a limited edition of 1100, publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and note about the book and author laid in, Burgundy leather binding, gilt decorated boards/spine, raised spine bands, page ends gilt, ribbon bookmark, silk endpapers,
Near Fine. No Dust Jacket. Signed. Signed by Author. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Text clean. Raised bands on spine. Gilt edges. Embossed, decorative leather covers and spine. Boards free of marks and wear. Color frontispiece. Certificate of authenticity and publisher's note laid in. Ribbon bookmark. Number 921 of 1100 copies. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 137568.
Like New. The Easton Press, 1990. Signed First Limited Edition, 565 of 1, 100. Leather bound burgundy hardcover with raised spine bands, 22 karat gold stamping and gilded edges. Silk moire endpapers and sewn in silk page marker. Like new book that appears unread, 406 numbered pages. Signed by author Sheri S. Tepper. The Easton Press Certificate of Authenticity included.
Fine. No Jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Stated First Edition, First Limited Edition. Full-Leather. Fine (Our Top Grade)/Not Issued in Dust Jacket. Private Press. Signed by Author. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. COMPLIMENTARY COPY with laid-in complimentary slip and envelope. Easton's "SIGNED FIRST EDITION" series. By contract with the trade publishers, Easton's sheets must be printed first. We've been told, but cannot verify, that they make an extra effort to insure first distribution by sending out some of the locally distributed copies as soon as they're bound. First SIGNED, Limited, LEATHER BOUND edition. Gilt lettering and raised bands on spine, gilt designs on covers, all edges gilt, ribbon bookmark, with laid-in publisher's bookplate as issued. Color frontispiece (not in the trade edition) by Michael Dashow. Fine (not issued in dust jacket). (Our top grade is fine. )
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