Publisher: Ballantine, No. U2173, 158 pgs. Mass Market Paperback in good condition. The covers have heavy scuffing and there is wear to the spine ends and cover edges. A well-bound copy , no loose edges and a clean text. The previous owner's name is written on the front free end page. An original novel. "Time: the near future Place: Madison Avenue, New York An overcrowded world is dominated by a few unscrupulous advertising agencies who have reduced the population to drug- and ad-conditioned consumers. Fowler Schocken Associates, who successfully organised India into a single giant cartel, have a new mission -- the development and exploitation of Venus."