was the second of two books written for Haldane Mason, this time on behalf of
Caxton Editions. Since it was a very similar format, this was a tad easier to
produce and allowed me to look for and create some unusual designs.
Once again, I also had to research the history and theory of rocketry, which
I enjoyed a great deal, due to my childhood fascination with German World War
two rockets and jet planes. To give the designs a "space age" feel,
I renamed a couple of plane designs as "Male and female Martian Bats"!
again, three polystyrene space shuttle models were bunged in the box with a few
pre-printed designs. I even had to provide a template for the shuttle models.
You can admire these in the picture (left).
For some unfathomable reason, this edition was a slightly different size to
the previous one. I'd suggested early on that after a few years, they could release
the two as a companion box set, but clearly this fell on deaf ears. I've no idea
if these were marketed abroad - if anyone has seen them in remainder shops in
Bratislava, please let me know.
Check out all the things I never knew about myself in the review below!