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20 Trillion Leagues Under the Sea: Cover

By Adam Roberts | December 6, 2012
Categories: Book News

Amazon have this down for release October 2013; don't know if that's right -- but I do know that (a) the cover is a beauty, m'hearties, and that (b) the book, when it emerges, will be adorned by a plethora of absolutely gorgeous illustrations by Mahendra Singh. Not the cricketer, no. The artist! Really -- if you don't know his Hunting of the Snark artwork then you're missing one of the great treats of the internet. That he is my friend doesn't, I think, disqualify me from insisting that he is one of the most distinctive, most evocative and simply best illustrators at work anywhere today. There's something about his combination of 19th-century precision-gravure and his surrealist or otherwise imaginatively-unfettered modernity of idiom that just knocks the top of my head off.

I'm really honoured that I've been able to collaborate with him on this project.

As for the story, well it's come a long way from this jumping-off-point, as the third of six possible Verne sequel/update/metatext/doojabs. The core idea is the same but the details have largely changed.

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3 Responses to “20 Trillion Leagues Under the Sea: Cover”

  1. Farah Ahmad Says:
    December 7th, 2012 at 3:23 am

    This certainly promises to bowl us over with a literary and visual hattrick!!!

  2. Adam Roberts Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 2:01 pm


  3. Aleksi Says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Could you just slow down a little? I can´t keep up with your pace, which means that I´m losing my status as an Adam Roberts specialist. I used to think that writing was slower than reading but now I´m not that sure about it anymore.