Adventure Rocketship!

Wizard's Tower Press
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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.
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Wizard's Tower Press
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May 23, 2013
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An NPR Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Featured Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Book
A Guardian Best SF & Fantasy Book of 2016
Longlist, British Science Fiction Award 2016, Best Novel
2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee

"It's all of science fiction distilled into a single book."
—Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine

A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The city is literally a weed, its growth left unchecked. Life is cheap, and data is cheaper.

When Boris Chong returns to Tel Aviv from Mars, much has changed. Boris’s ex-lover is raising a strangely familiar child who can tap into the datastream of a mind with the touch of a finger. His cousin is infatuated with a robotnik—a damaged cyborg soldier who might as well be begging for parts. His father is terminally-ill with a multigenerational mind-plague. And a hunted data-vampire has followed Boris to where she is forbidden to return.

Rising above them is Central Station, the interplanetary hub between all things: the constantly shifting Tel Aviv; a powerful virtual arena, and the space colonies where humanity has gone to escape the ravages of poverty and war. Everything is connected by the Others, powerful alien entities who, through the Conversation—a shifting, flowing stream of consciousness—are just the beginning of irrevocable change.

At Central Station, humans and machines continue to adapt, thrive...and even evolve.
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