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Book Title: Adventure Rocketship #1|
Date of issue: May 22nd 2013
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The author of the book: Jonathan Wright
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.57 MB
Edition: Wizard's Tower Press
Read full description of the books Adventure Rocketship #1:Adventure Rocketship! is a new magazine in book form steeped in science fiction and geek culture. Mixing fiction, interviews and essays, its subject is nothing less than the future. Each issue of Adventure Rocketship! will explore a specific theme, with the first issue - Let's All Go To The Science Fiction Disco - focusing on the intersection between music, SF and the counterculture. That means, among other subjects, we'll be looking at how JG Ballard invented post-punk music (sort of - ), the curious and enduring appeal of Rush's magnum concept opus 2112, the strange vistas of cities daubed with tomorrow's digital street art and David Bowie, the alien connection...We'll be talking to writer and sometime musician Michael Moorcock, three-times Clarke Award winner China Mieville, and counterculture troublemaker and SF novelist Mick Farren. Essayists include David Quantick (Radio 2's The Blaggers Guide), BSFA Award winner Jon Courtenay Grimwood, and comics writer Rob Williams (Marvel, 2000AD). We'll have new stories from World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar, Liz Williams, Martin Millar and Tim Maughan. Retro-themed jacket art is by Stanley Donwood, famous for his covers for Radiohead. In forthcoming issues, Adventure Rocketship! will range across subjects as diverse as sex, dissent and something called denimpunk, whatever that might be. Adventure Rocketship! will initially be available in a limited-edition print run and as an ebook. It will be promoted with special author events. Adventure Rocketship! is edited by Jonathan Wright, a journalist who has contributed to SFX magazine, the UK's largest-circulation science fiction magazine, for more than a decade.
Read information about the authorJonathan Wright is a British journalist and literary translator. He studied Arabic, Turkish and Islamic civilization at St John's College, Oxford. He joined Reuters news agency in 1980 as a correspondent, and has been based in the Middle East for most of the last three decades. He has served as Reuters' Cairo bureau chief, and he has lived and worked throughout the region, including in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Gulf. From 1998 to 2003, he was based in Washington, DC, covering U.S. foreign policy for Reuters.
Wright came to literary translation comparatively late. His first major work of translation was Taxi, the celebrated book by Egyptian writer Khaled al-Khamissi. This was published by Aflame Books in 2008 and republished by Bloomsbury Qatar in 2012. Since then, he has translated several works including Azazeel and The State of Egypt.
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