SPARES by Michael Marshall Smith. Hiram, GA; Overlook Connectioon; 1998. 1st SIGNED/LIMITED hardcover edition.
Introduction by Neil Gaiman.
SPARES: The Novel - Author's Preferred Text.
SPARES: Lost First Chapter -- appears here for the first time.
Three stories that feature elements from this novel:
"The Gap" ,
"To Receive is Better".
Afterwords by Michael Marshall Smith.
Cover art by award-winning artist Alan Clark.
Signed by all contributors!
Luck? Don't talk to Jack Randall about luck. He didn't keep up the payment on his, and it ran out a long time ago. The good fortune box is empty. A loner veteran of a savage war, he's spent the last five years buried deep, hiding out on a Spares farm with people who can't even spell luck. Forced to flee this lost bolthole, Jack returns to the city that used to be his home. All he wants is to score a little money and disappear with the people he's trying to save. Unfortunately, he's got a talent for attracting trouble -- the kind most people would run screaming from. Jack Randall isn't most people. That's part of his problem. His escape from the Farm with six of its inmates (well, five and a half) brings him head to head with the man who destroyed everything he once held dear.
He has to make a decision: take revenge or turn away?
Fine in fine dj.