A new-cover reissue of the first book in the bestselling five-volume sf series created by the world-famous author of the Thomas Covenant chronicles -- and acclaimed as the 'best work of his career'. Crossing the Gap -- faster-than-light travel -- has become commonplace throughout explored space, and all of it is controlled by a single monolithic corporation, the United Mining Companies. At the farthest reaches of the UMC's fiefdoms The Real Story unfolds. The story starts small, with a simple case of ore piracy, and ...

The Real Story 1991, Voyager, London

ISBN-13: 9780006470199

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Real Story 1991, Spectra Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553071733