Thursday, March 03, 2016

#CoolArt: '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Joe Wilson

Cover and interior art by Joe Wilson, for the first illustrated edition of '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Arthur C Clarke, available from the Folio Society.

The book is 240 pages, bound in printed art paper and blocked in holographic foil, with a frontispiece and 6 colour plates by Joe Wilson. It measures 9½" x 6¼" complete with metallic slipcase and costs £29.95.

This edition includes the foreword written jointly by Clarke and Kubrick, as well as Clarke’s ‘Back to 2001’ preface written in 1989. Michael Moorcock, a long-standing colleague of Clarke’s and an award-winning author, has provided a new introduction revealing much of his friend’s personality, as well as casting a new light on the fractious relationship between Clarke and Kubrick.

Go here to buy the book.