This A4 format book is a unique collaboration between author, author as artist and artist. Brian Aldiss’ story “Apogee Again” was especially commissioned for a book celebrating the 60th birthday of fellow writer Michael Moorcock. The story so inspired the artist Rosemary Phipps that she created a sequence of four striking and vibrant paintings to illustrate it; in addition to these paintings Brian Aldiss has added a painting of his own as well as three pages of line and wash drawings. As well as the text of the story the book contains an introduction and brief essay by Brian Aldiss, a response to the story by Rosemary Phipps, and the text of a discussion between author and artist. A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered copies (50 hard bound and 50 paper bound).
FIRST EDITION: Avernus, 2000