Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ has mylar covering. Library discard with usual attachments. DJ not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Spine has small slant. 199 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1978. ISBN: 0877951853. The time is 1991, one short leap ahead into the near-future. In the presumed safety of an earth-orbiting Space lab, rival experimental scientists probe the possibilities of human procreation in the weightless, black night of intersteller space. Inexplicably, an external ""they,"" an unknown but very real flying ""object,"" appears, hovering, observing, tantalizingly invulnerable, in effect holding hostage the scientific satellite and all aboard, including a pregnant scientist-mother and her partner in experimental procreation. Its nature and source seem beyond calculating-its chilling intent, and message, increasingly clear: that ""no human child shall be born in the cosmos.""