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    Posted: August 23 2019 at 04:58
Hi Guys. I just wanted to let you know about the book I've written on Hawkwind and the 1970s, due to be published in November. It's a very deep dive into the band's music of that period, plus lots on Hawkwind's connection with the various music, underground and science fiction subcultures of the time. Includes lots of interviews and unseen pics. 

Along with the paperback edition, there's going to be a Special Edition which will include an extra book of interviews and a couple of other goodies. It will be limited to 500 copies and pre-orders for it go live next Thursday (yes, August 29, 50 years to the day that Group X played their first gig) at www.strangeattractor.co.uk 

Here's the official announcement, but let me know if you have any questions. Oh, and please feel free to share and tell any Hawkfans you know who aren't online ;-) Thanks.

HAWKWIND: DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND – RADICAL ESCAPISM IN THE AGE OF PARANOIA
Joe Banks
500 pages (approx.), heavily illustrated in colour and b&w
To be published November 2019
 
The limited SPECIAL EDITION of this book will be available to pre-order from THURSDAY 29 AUGUST at the Strange Attractor website – www.strangeattractor.co.uk 
 
Avatars of the underground, figureheads of the free festival scene, and heralds of punk, Hawkwind were one of the bands that defined the 1970s. At the height of their artistic and commercial powers, Hawkwind channelled and amplified the era’s psychic tenor via a science fiction sensibility, mind-blowing visuals, and their unique brand of deep space psychedelia.
 
As well as being an in-depth primer to the music of their classic years, Days Of The Underground explores the ideas and concepts that fuelled Hawkwind during this period, and speaks to the crew that manned the ship.
 
The book’s cover will be illustrated by Hawkwind artist John Coulthart.
 
The Special Edition of the book will be in hardback, limited to 500 copies, signed by the author, and include the following additional items:
 
Sideways Through Time: An Oral History Of Hawkwind In The 1970s – a 200 page companion volume of interviews, including DikMik, Nik Turner, Michael Moorcock, Stacia Blake, Alan Powell, Paul Rudolph, Adrian Shaw, Paul Hayles, Harvey Bainbridge, Andrew Lauder, Doug Smith, Jeff Dexter, Jonathan Smeeton, Renée Berg, Michael Butterworth, and Pamela Townley (Robert Calvert’s second wife)
 
A print of Michael Moorcock & Jim Cawthorn’s ‘Sonic Assassins’ comic strip from Frendz
 
Postcards featuring unseen pictures from the ‘Space Ritual’ photo shoot by Laurie Lewis
 
 
The price of the Special Edition will be £50 and is only available via Strange Attractor. The standard edition will be in paperback and available throughout the known universe.
 
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Hi Guys, a quick bump on this. Pre-orders for the limited hardback Special Edition of DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND, my book about Hawkwind and the 1970s, go live TOMORROW at http://strangeattractor.co.uk Includes extra book, print and postcards. The Special Edition is limited to 500 copies. Please share with any Hawkfans you know who aren't on this forum, thanks!

Originally posted by Joe_Banks Joe_Banks wrote:

Hi Guys. I just wanted to let you know about the book I've written on Hawkwind and the 1970s, due to be published in November. It's a very deep dive into the band's music of that period, plus lots on Hawkwind's connection with the various music, underground and science fiction subcultures of the time. Includes lots of interviews and unseen pics. 

Along with the paperback edition, there's going to be a Special Edition which will include an extra book of interviews and a couple of other goodies. It will be limited to 500 copies and pre-orders for it go live next Thursday (yes, August 29, 50 years to the day that Group X played their first gig) at www.strangeattractor.co.uk 

Here's the official announcement, but let me know if you have any questions. Oh, and please feel free to share and tell any Hawkfans you know who aren't online ;-) Thanks.

HAWKWIND: DAYS OF THE UNDERGROUND – RADICAL ESCAPISM IN THE AGE OF PARANOIA
Joe Banks
500 pages (approx.), heavily illustrated in colour and b&w
To be published November 2019
 
The limited SPECIAL EDITION of this book will be available to pre-order from THURSDAY 29 AUGUST at the Strange Attractor website – www.strangeattractor.co.uk 
 
Avatars of the underground, figureheads of the free festival scene, and heralds of punk, Hawkwind were one of the bands that defined the 1970s. At the height of their artistic and commercial powers, Hawkwind channelled and amplified the era’s psychic tenor via a science fiction sensibility, mind-blowing visuals, and their unique brand of deep space psychedelia.
 
As well as being an in-depth primer to the music of their classic years, Days Of The Underground explores the ideas and concepts that fuelled Hawkwind during this period, and speaks to the crew that manned the ship.
 
The book’s cover will be illustrated by Hawkwind artist John Coulthart.
 
The Special Edition of the book will be in hardback, limited to 500 copies, signed by the author, and include the following additional items:
 
Sideways Through Time: An Oral History Of Hawkwind In The 1970s – a 200 page companion volume of interviews, including DikMik, Nik Turner, Michael Moorcock, Stacia Blake, Alan Powell, Paul Rudolph, Adrian Shaw, Paul Hayles, Harvey Bainbridge, Andrew Lauder, Doug Smith, Jeff Dexter, Jonathan Smeeton, Renée Berg, Michael Butterworth, and Pamela Townley (Robert Calvert’s second wife)
 
A print of Michael Moorcock & Jim Cawthorn’s ‘Sonic Assassins’ comic strip from Frendz
 
Postcards featuring unseen pictures from the ‘Space Ritual’ photo shoot by Laurie Lewis
 
 
The price of the Special Edition will be £50 and is only available via Strange Attractor. The standard edition will be in paperback and available throughout the known universe.
 
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Pre-orders for Hawkwind: Days Of The Underground are now live!: http://strangeattractor.co.uk/shoppe/hawkwind-days-of-the-underground/
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