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Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK

Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK is the first-ever anthology of speculative poetry from writers currently living and working in the United Kingdom. Edited by Russell Jones, the book features work by Ron Butlin, Ken MacLeod and Edwin Morgan, along with many others, including myself.

"From alternate worlds and dystopian futures to alien landings and photon guns," the publicity says, "this collection of interstellar poems will delight and excite Trekker and poetry fan alike."

My contributions are: a poem about the Moon, which is part of a triptych called "Lost Worlds" that was written in collaboration with Jane McKie and Andrew C. Ferguson; "Merciless", which was originally published in Split Screen: Poetry Inspired by Film & Television; and a sequence of four scifaiku (science-fiction
haiku) called "Alone Against the Night". 

Penned in the Margins is an independent literary press and arts producer specialising in poetry, spoken word and performance. Founded in 2004 by writer-producer Tom Chivers and operating out of London's East End, the press publishes titles by Ross Sutherland, Luke Kennard, Emily Critchley, Sarah Hesketh and many others, as well as the anthologies Generation TxtCity State: New London PoetryStress Fractures: Essays on Poetry and the award-winning Adventures in Form.
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