TOR Fantasy, 1985. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Flawless like new condition, original mint condition dust jacket protected in mylar. Copies of Bova's classic work in such great condition are becoming very scarce. Color dust jacket illustration by Boris Vallejo. "Privateers is a riveting tale of high adventure. A work of vision and courage, a chilling glimpse into an all-too-possible future by one of the most formidable thinkers of our time." A must for serious sci-fi readers and collectors. "It is early in the next century. The Soviet Union controls the heavens, and holds the world hostage through superiority in space weapons. America is a nation in decline, retreating from its place as a leader of the world. Dan Randolph, former astronaut and engineer, is one of the world's richest men, as famed for his romantic quests as for his vast fortune made through the mining of space." 383 pages.