* #14 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written
* The first-ever winner of the Hugo Award for best sf novel of the year.
* Bester s two superb books have stood the test of time. For nearly fifty years they ve held their place on everybody s list of the ten greatest sf novels -- Robert Silverberg
* Alfred Bester wrote with the pedal to the floor and the headlights on full beam. His work combined erudition with an unparalleled imaginative inventiveness. Bester was writing cyberpunk while William Gibson was still running around zapping the other kids at school with a toy raygun -- James Lovegrove