From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon

Available at Wordfirepress.com/GPCW

Proceeds support Western Colorado University’s Publishing Program and future anthologies.

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Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure of mankind’s first trip to the Moon!

The Civil War was over…

…the Gun Club was finished.

What if they changed history?

When Barbicane had the idea to repurpose weapons of war for science, his friends laughed at him. His rival, Captain Nicholl, ridiculed him for his ideas. But he didn’t let it deter him.

Would they be ready in time?

Philosophers had dreamed of setting foot on the Moon for thousands of years. Would the Gun Club have what it takes to man the first mission? Or would technology prove too limited?

What dangers awaited them in space?

Barbicane’s infectious enthusiasm inspired enemies and adventurers across the world. Would it be enough to get him and his friends safely back to Earth?

Would they let their differences divide?…or unite them?

Sometimes, humanity’s search for knowledge is worth all the risks.

From Jules Verne, the Father of Science Fiction, who inspired you with Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. You’ll love this classic because of the humor, breath-taking adventure, and ingenuity a hundred years ahead of its time.

Includes an original foreword by Russell Davis.

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Hey, everyone! πŸš€πŸŒ•

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 with 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! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

This edition will be available June 23rd. Preorder now at Wordfirepress.com/GPCW.

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