Rocket 88



Rich Wilson





The first in-depth investigation into one of England’s most enigmatic and engaging bands, Time Flies is the second book by Rich Wilson, the author of the acclaimed Lifting Shadows, the Authorised biography of Dream Theater. Drawing on original interviews with former band members, friends and colleagues, Rich has compiled a fascinating history of Porcupine Tree.

Time Flies describes the genesis of Porcupine Tree from founder Steven Wilson’s bedroom through their entire existence, reviewing their seventeen year career and ten studio albums. Drawing on original and archive interviews with band members, friends and people connected to Porcupine Tree, this unauthorised biography offers a perfectly complete critical look at arguably the UK’s last great prog rock band.

One book, two editions

The book will be available in two versions, both produced to the highest standards. The Classic edition will be a 300+ page hardback presented in a choice of four different cover designs. The Signature edition will come in a specially designed presentation box, will be signed and numbered by the author and will come with 3 unseen, numbered, 10×8 photographs which will be exclusive to the book.

Time Flies
Feature Classic edition Signature edition
Jacketed hardback 

Over 300 pages

Specially commissioned illustrations for the jacket
Choice of jacket from 4 new and 
original artworks
Presentation box
Signed & numbered by Rich Wilson
3 unseen 10x8 photographs

Key points

  • You will be able to choose the jacket design of your choice

  • Will be available as a limited first edition with exclusive unseen photographs

  • Exclusive offer will only be available here

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Why register?

By signing up for news about the book you’ll be among the first to hear when Time Flies: The Story of Porcupine Tree is to be published. You’ll also be able to have your name printed in the book, and buy it at a special discounted price.

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Time Flies will come in a choice of four specially created cover designs. You’ll be able to choose the design of your choice for the Classic edition, the Signature edition will be available with the black cover only.

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Books with extra thrust

Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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“I have read the book cover to cover within 2 weeks. Once I started, I could not put it down.”


brandon manchego
on Lifting Shadows
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“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”

Mojo on Barrett
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“The story of Opeth as told by the band, illustrated with rare and previously unseen photos.”


Got questions? we’ve got answers

We’ve posted the answers to the most frequently asked questions below, but you can also ask us something via email, Facebook or Twitter.


Who is publishing the book?
The book will be published by Rocket 88, you can see some of our other books here
When will the book be published?
Publication is planned for late 2017.
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book will only be available from Rocket 88 initially.
Will I be able to get the book anywhere else?
Not for a while. It might be available to order from book retailers in a few months, but it would always be available at the lowest cost from Rocket88, you will not see it discounted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Where do you ship to?
We have warehouses in the USA, the UK and the EU and ship to most countries around the world.
How else can I keep up with news about the book?
Follow us! We’re on Facebook and @rocket88books on Twitter.
This page has not answered my question. Now what?
If you have any questions about your order, please contact us.