Name this tune, sort of
Haven't had a giveaway for ages. . . the prize this time will be an SF image artist's apron, PLUS a big bunch of mixed-media material - the highest quality, of course.
To be eligible, you must complete one tiny task. Name the book (and its author) where this page opens the chapter which follows it. If you think you know, go ahead and guess. Need a clue? A clever query is "easier than you think".
The deadline will be eh, it's summer, so say sometime next week.