Monday, 8 October 2012

Where Rockets Burn Through

Hear ye Hear ye! Come one and all to a future of ray guns and alien invasions. Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK is my début collection as an editor, a splendiferous anthology of sci-fi poems from the wondrous beings listed below.

Grab a copy if you like sci-fi. Grab a copy if you like poetry. Grab a copy if you like sci-fi poetry. Grab a copy if you don't like anything, misery guts. You can buy a copy from the publisher, Penned In the Margins, for just £9.99 here

Edinburgh will be hosting our first book launch, with readings by Andy Jackson, Andrew J Wilson, Pippa Goldschmidt, Alan Riach, Claire Askew, Jane McKie, Ken MacLeod and Ron Butlin. Come along to Blackwells book store, Southbridge (EH1 1YS) on Thursday 29th November at 6:00pm.

London shakes us by the tentacle on 6th December at Toynbee Studios. Fancy dress is welcomed, so pick up your Bat'leth and get yourself along. Details here:

Where Rockets Burn Through contains poetry from over 40 contemporary writers living and working in the UK, an essay by sci-fi poetry expert Steve Sneyd and a preface from Alasdair Gray. It includes poems by, and is dedicated to, Edwin Morgan.

Poets included:

Claire Askew
Simon Barraclough
Ron Butlin
Tom Chivers
Greg Delanty
Joe Dunthorne
Malene Engelund
Andrew Ferguson
Peter Finch
Matthew Francis
Pippa Goldschmidt
Sue Guiney
Aiko Harman
WN Herbert
Sarah Hesketh
Kirsty Irving
Andy Jackson
Ken MacLeod
Kona Macphee
Lorraine Mariner
Brian McCabe
Chris McCabe
James McGonigal
Jane McKie
Ian McLachlan
Edwin Morgan
Alan Riach
James Robertson
Dilys Rose
Nikesh Shulka
Steve Sneyd
Jon Stone
Ross Sutherland
Kelley Swain
Barnaby Tidman
Ryan Van Winkle
Sarah Westcott
Chrissy Williams
Andrew J Wilson
Jane Yolen

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! It's been a long time coming, but I'm thrilled that it now exists and that I'm a part of it. I'm looking forward to the London launch. let me know if you'd like me to read at it. Thanks for doing this!