Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Writer sends lamb chop into space to promote his book
A writer and a graphic artist decide to send a lamb chop into space and spend five months recovering the footage
Chops away! Author Nikesh Shulka prepares to launch the lamb into space
Attached to a fork, hanging from a weatherballoon rigged with a GoPro, the tandoori lamb chop ascended from a field in the Cotswolds at a 325 metres a minute, for just over an hour and a half, before the balloon burst at around 25,000 metres.
Nikesh and Nick set the lamb chop in motion were expecting the landing site to be somewhere in Andover, Hampshire - but the GPS failed to activate to tell them the chop's location.
Luckily, or so it seemed, the friends were contacted by a farmer in Dorset who said he'd found their chop in his threshing machine. More