New York: Bee-Line Book [Beeline] / Carlyle Communications, 1974. First Edition, first printing, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author (as Cleve) on the first page in holograph ink. From the author's estate.
Offutt had gained some success writing adult novels in the 1960s and 1970s, using pseudonyms like John Cleve, Turk Winter, and Jeff Woods, and began to write legitimate science fiction and fantasy novels in the mid 1970s. He wrote and edited several fantasy series, including "Thieves' World" titles and "Swords Against Darkness." The "Spaceways" series (nineteen books, 1982-1984), along with his "Crusader" series published by Dell and Grove, bridges the gap between his two best literary genres: erotica and fantasy.
An Orpheus Series title, with BDSM themes.
Very Good in photo illustrated wrappers. Light rubbing, heavy creasing and tiny tear to rear wrapper. Uncommon.