Vinge, Vernor. (With Joan D. Vinge on one story.)
Title TRUE NAMES...AND OTHER DANGERS. (CONTAINS: BOOKWORM, RUN!; TRUE NAMES; THE PEDDLER'S APPRENTICE; THE UNGOVERNED; AND, LONG SHOT.)
Publisher Baen, (New York, 1987), Ist printing.
Seller ID 6911
275 pp, + preview, paperback. Wraparound cover art by Gary Ruddell. "The names they use are not their own: Mr. Slippery, the Mailman, Erythrina the Red Witch, and Slimey Limey. And they would rather turn over their grandmothers than reveal their True Names. In the age of computerized magic, these witches and warlocks use scalp-connects and customized software instead of spells. Most of their electronic 'sorcery' is petty, but the stakes are about to go sky-high. Someone - or something - is threatening to upset the balance of power, not only in the electronic underground, but in the real world itself..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny area of surface paper loss at top of spine and on rear panel, spine flat with light creases. VG