Blumlein, Michael Movement of Mountains
New York St. Martin's Press 1987 0312006217 / 9780312006211 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Spine slightly slanted, minor bumping. Ex-Library with expected stamps. DJ in protective wrap taped to boards. A bright, attractive copy.
"Jules Ebert is a physician in a near-future world on the brink of economic crisis. In spite of the constant budget cutbacks at the medical clinic where he works, Jules is content with his life. But his lover, a woman named Jessica, is restless; sensing that there is no future for her on Earth, she persuades Jules to travel to the colonized planet of Eridis, where she will work as a research scientist. Jules agrees to take up practice there, administering to a race of genetically engineered slaves, the Domers. Designed to mine a fungus that is used in a new wonder drug, the Domers are huge and corpulent creatures with five-year life-spans; their bodies recycled to create each succeeding generation. A new strain of virus disrupts their carefully orchestrated lives, however, conferring strange memories; with them comes the pain of hope. The Domers' intellectual awakening poses a complex moral dilemma for Jules: should he cure the disease, or allow its dissemination on the chance that it will liberate both the Domers and the rest of mankind?"; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall