The launch

At twelve noon on 9 April 2012, in a room buried somewhere in the labyrinth that is the ground floor of the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow, London, a group of people gathered to see Rocket Science officially launch. Present were some of the contributors – Deborah Walker, CJ Paget, David L Clements, Iain Cairns, Martin McGrath, Stephen Gaskell, Nigel Brown – and your humble editor, Ian Sales.

The contributors read excerpts from their stories, and then there was a mad rush to the front by the audience to buy copies. It went much better than anticipated, and Rocket Science sold well throughout the weekend.

Robert Day also took some excellent photographs of the launch and they can seen on Flickr here.

At three o’clock later that afternoon, Deborah Walker, David L Clements, Iain Cairns, Martin McGrath and Ian Sales presented a panel on ‘The Science of Rocket Science‘, and that too was well-attended. From comments made by members of the audience afterwards, they enjoyed it and found it informative. Unfortunately, I have no photographs of that.



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5 responses to “The launch

  1. Congratulations on the successful launch of Rocket Science!

    Lots of reading and bookselling went on at the table, I can see! πŸ™‚ Great to see images of you and the other contributors, even if we couldn’t meet in the flesh.

    And very good to hear that Rocket Science and your own book sold steadily throughout the weekend!

    Congratulations again! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks. We sold more than we’d expected. The Guardian review certainly helped with that. In fact, when I mentioned it during the launch, the entire room cheered πŸ™‚

  2. Very well deserved! πŸ™‚

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  4. Good grief, do I really look like that?

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