Adam Roberts, author of SPLINTER, writes on The Guardian Book Blog about the book that inspired it, and the new translation he's prepared:
"Jules Verne is a wonderful writer whose English translations are riven with inaccuracies and prejudice. Let's agitate for a full reappraisal of his work."
Read the rest of the article in full here.
What's more, the Guardian have teamed up with Waterstone's to give away three copies of Adam's very limited edition slipcased edition of Splinter and his new translation of Off on a Comet. Hurry hurry!
And a reminder you can download your own version of Off on a Comet on the Solaris site right now.