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by Rudyard Kipling,Matthew De Abaitua,Bruce Sterling

ePub With the Night Mail: Two Yarns About the Aerial Board of Control (The Radium Age Science Fiction Series) download
Author:
Rudyard Kipling,Matthew De Abaitua,Bruce Sterling
ISBN13:
978-1935869528
ISBN:
1935869523
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HiLoBooks; Anniversary edition (May 22, 2012)
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Science Fiction
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by Rudyard Kipling (Author), Matthew De Abaitua (Introduction), Bruce SterlingĀ .

by Rudyard Kipling (Author), Matthew De Abaitua (Introduction), Bruce Sterling (Afterword) & 0 more. Rudyard Kipling, celebrated author of The Jungle Book and Kim, also wrote two dystopian science fiction tales. With the Night Mail (1905) and "As Easy As A. B. (1912) are set on a 21st century Earth ruled from the skies by the worldwide Aerial Board of Control. Matthew De Abaitua's debut novel The Red Men was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Rudyard Kipling's thrilling science fiction novella follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling foul weather. Meanwhile, a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control enforces a rigid system of command and control in the skies and in world affairs, too. In Kipling's 1912 follow-up story, "As Easy As . " set 65 years after With the Night Mail, the Rudyard Kipling's thrilling science fiction novella follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling foul weather.

Rudyard Kipling, celebrated author of The Jungle Book and Kim, also wrote two dystopian science fiction tales.

The Aerial Board of Control is a fictional supranational organization to manage air traffic for the whole world. It was described in the early science fiction stories of Rudyard Kipling, "With The Night Mail" (The Windsor Magazine, December 1905; McClure's Magazine, November 1905) and "As Easy as ABC" (The London Magazine 1912). The organisation was able to limit the influence of national states and create a de facto world government.

John Brunner and Bruce Sterling (Foreword). Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. Alex Steffen, Al Gore, and Bruce Sterling. Science Fiction/Fantasy. Browse our bookstore. In Kipling's 1912 follow-up story, 'As Easy As . ' set 65 years after With the Night Mail, the Aerial Board has complete control over the social and economic affairs of every nation

Rudyard Kipling's With the Night Mail follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling theĀ . Between London and Quebec we learn that a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control (.

Rudyard Kipling's With the Night Mail follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling the perfect storm. now enforces a technocratic system of command and control not only in the skies but in world affairs. A follow-up story, 'As Easy as . ' recounts what happens when agitators in Chicago demand the return of democracy.

Rudyard Kipling's With the Night Mail and "As Easy as . With the Night Mail: Two Yarns About the Aerial Board of Control. GMG may get a commission.

With the Night Mail Matthew De Abaitua (introduction), Rudyard Kipling, Bruce Sterling (afterword) HiLoBooks, 2012 . The Poison Belt Arthur Conan Doyle, Joshua Glenn (introduction) HiLoBooks, 2012.

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"SHE: Do you like Kipling? HE: I don't know, I've never Kippled!" If you've never read Rudyard Kipling's science fiction, then you've never Kippled.Having achieved international fame with The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, Kim, and his Just So Stories, in 1905 Kipling serialized a thrilling science fiction novella, With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D, in which the reader learns — while following the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling foul weather — about a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control, which enforces a rigid system of command and control not only in the skies (which are increasingly crowded with every manner of zeppelin) but in world affairs too.Kipling got so excited by his own utopian vision that when the story first appeared in McClure's Magazine, it was accompanied by phony advertisements for dirigible and aeronautical products that he'd written, plus other ersatz magazine clippings. In one of these latter, we read that the Aerial Board of Control had effectively outlawed war in 1967 — by "reserving to every nation the right of waging war so long as it does not interfere with traffic and all that that implies."This turns out to imply a great deal! In Kipling's 1912 followup story, "As Easy As A.B.C.," which is set 65 years after With the Night Mail, we learn just how complete the Aerial Board's control is over the social and economic affairs of every nation. When a mob of disgruntled "Serviles" in the District of Northern Illinois demands the return of democracy, the A.B.C. sends a team of troubleshooters (from England, Russia, Japan, and Italy) and a fleet of 200 zeppelins to "take such steps as might be necessary for the resumption of traffic and all that that implies." Democracy, it seems, is an impediment to the smooth flow of international commerce — so it was abolished during the 20th century, along with newspapers.What happens when the A.B.C. troubleshooters confront the democrats? Trouble!
  • The problem with reading E-book versions of this book, which is now in the public domain, is that they don't reproduce the wonderful advertisements Kipling wrote to accompany the story "With the Night Mail." Some of them have the text, but don't preserve the layout of the ads. This print edition shows the ads as they really should look, and it's very nice!

    There's also an insightful introduction from Bruce Sterling.

  • Kipling must have been fulfilling a contractual obligation instead of writing from his usual domain. Granted, his prose is not the towering work of his poems, although still worth reading. Until this......