by L. Neil Smith

         In the persons of Gibson Altman, an exiled liberal United States Senator, and Emerson Ngu, a young Vietnamese/Cambodian immigrant boy who aspires to manufacture firearms, socialist "East America" and entrepreneurs of the West American "Jackelope Republic" fight for control of a whole new world, the second-largest of the asteroids. Lots of action, romance, RKBA polemics, plus metallic silhouette shooting!
         Winner of the 1994 Prometheus Award.

New York: A Tor Book, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 1993

447 pages, hardcover, dust jacket

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 93-26548

ISBN 0-312-09705-0

First Edition: November 1993

Edited by James R. Frenkel
Design by Lynn Newmark
Jacket art by Nick Jainschigg
Jacket design by Carol Russo

Mass-market Paperback edition has same cover.