A novel that has been revised twice, set in a frozen future. Two short stories by Keith Roberts, Coranda and The Wreck of the Kissing Bitch, are set in the same milieu. First serialized in the British magazine SF Impulse (1966/67), then published in book form in the U.K. by Sphere in 1969, and later that year in the U.S. by Berkley (Paperbacks). A revised edition was published in 1977 (hardcover by Harper & Row, paperback by Sphere [U.K.] and Dell [U.S.]). The text was further revised in 1985.