Launching the Adventure Rocketship in London!

  • [Launching the Adventure Rocketship in London!]

Thursday, 16th May, 2013 17:00 -  

London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Join Jon Courtenay Grimwood and Lavie Tidhar as they launch the ADVENTURE ROCKETSHIP at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 17th May from 6 – 7pm.

Blasting off for the first time this May, Adventure Rocketship! is a new anthology series steeped in science fiction and geek culture. Mixing interviews, essays and fiction, each book is themed, with the first issue, Let’s All Go To The Science Fiction Disco, exploring the interface between SF, music and the counterculture.

That means, among other subjects, it look at how JG Ballard invented post-punk (sort of…), the strange vistas of cities daubed with digital street art, how jungle changed the trajectory of China Miéville’s King Rat and David Bowie, the alien connection… Cover art is by Stanley Donwood, famous for crafting Radiohead’s album sleeves.

Issue one of Adventure Rocketship! will include: • New fiction from Lavie Tidhar, Liz Williams, Tim Maughan, Martin Millar and Nir Yaniv. • New essays by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, David Quantick, Sam Jordison, NK Jemisin and Jason Heller. • Interviews with China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Mick Farren, The Orb and Bill Nelson.

Adventure Rocketship! will initially be available in a limited-edition print run. It’s edited by Jonathan Wright, who has written about science fiction literature for SFX for more than a decade now.