New York: Baronet Publishing Company, 1979. Gray Morrow. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. 5 1/4 X 8 1/8 Inches. 309  PP. Very Good. Item #3568
First printing of Orson Scott Card's first published novel. Signed by Card on his personal Dragon Army bookplate (laid-in). A very important, although often overlooked, first outing from the man who would go on to win the Nebula and Hugo Best Novel award for his Ender's Game. Card's noted religious themes are obvious in this first outing... Proverbs 3:33 -"The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesseth the habitation of the just." (from the rear cover - Jason Worthing is sent with 333 people to start a colony in deep space.)
NOTE: Precedes the ACE publishing mass market edition by one month.