The Integral Trees by Larry Niven
Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good - Dust Jacket: Good +. 1984. First Edition. First Printing.
Small stain on bottom edge. Otherwise clean, sound copy.
Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided by Sharls Davis Kendy, the ship's cyborg cop. The stumble upon the Smoke Ring, a seeming paradise and decide to settle there. Fleeing the Discipline and it's cyborg resident.
Five hundred years later, the descendants of the Discipline crew living on the Smoke Ring no longer remember their origins. Earth is more myth than memory, and no recollection of the State remains. But Kendy remembers. And just outside the Smoke Ring, Discipline waits.