Matt Wright Author
Hey, everyone! ??
I am SO excited to be graduating this summer from Western Colorado University with an MA in Publishing. My thesis project was to take a book in the public domain, edit it, and reissue it with a new cover. I chose Jules Verne's FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and ROUND THE MOON--both stories together in one volume.
I chose this book because it is one of the very first hard science fiction stories. Jules Verne has been called the Father of Science Fiction and, as you might know, I'm a BIG fan of science fiction. Ray Bradbury once wrote, "We are all, in one way or another, the children of Jules Verne."
I've never done anything like this before and I'm very proud of the end result. I enjoyed reading the book for the first time this past year and was impressed with Verne's foresight of the moon landing and his philosophy about repurposing weapons of war for vehicles of scientific discovery.
It's a light-hearted, humorous, and sometimes heart-pounding story that everyone can enjoy, about the need to risk everything for progress and knowledge. I recommend picking up a copy. Let me know what you think in the comments below! ??
This edition will be available in a few days on June 23rd. Preorder now!