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Author Topic: With The Night Mail  (Read 1568 times)
Marcus Rowland
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« on: March 05, 2007, 10:23:13 pm »

People seemed to like the monorail stuff, which reminded me to post something else that might be of interest; I've recently got hold of the original magazine publication of Kipling's "With The Night Mail," (1905) which has prompted me to update the version I have on line.

One of the pages for my RPG: http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff1/
has links to With the Night Mail and the colour illustrations used when it was published as a chapbook in 1911

The illustrations from the magazine version are in my livejournal:
http://ffutures.livejournal.com/333363.html#cutid1

Sooner or later I'll get it all on line together.

Anyone who hasn't already read it should be prepared to be amazed - it's an astonishing tour-de-force, one of the best exercises of sustained inventiveness of early SF.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007, 03:11:27 pm »

Great Stuff! Thanks for the links.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007, 11:23:30 pm »

I love Kipling. Thanks for the reminder to read more.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 12:22:35 am »

Wow those illustartions are awesome. I had no idea Kipling dabbled in Sci-Fi!?
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