Sunday, 19 May 2013

Launching the Adventure Rocketship! at Forbidden Planet

On Thursday evening I attended the launch of Jonathan Wright's new anthology magazine (or is that bookazine?) Adventure Rocketship! at Forbidden Planet in central London.

The first issue, Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco, looks at the links between science fiction and music. It includes non-fiction pieces written by the likes of Anne C Perry and Jared Shurin of the Kitschies awards, and short stories by the likes of Lavie Tidhar and Martin Millar.

 (From l-r) Lavie Tidhar, Jonathan Wright and Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
 Jon Courtenay Grimwood reads Martin Miller's short story.

The contributors signing for their fans.

After the launch, it was all back to the Phoenix Club to shoot the breeze, catch up on all the gossip and make new friends (hi, Konrad Walewski). I also happened to run into Si Spurrier (who I had not seen in far too long) who introduced me to David Hine and Mark Stafford - the guys behind the new iteration of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs.

So all in all a very pleasant evening, and I'm now looking forward to the next Forbidden Planet launch...

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