Poetry Book Review Nic Cunningham Giovanni And Domenico

Photo taken by me – pub sign for The Apollo pub, Miles Platting, Manchester
Preston, England
February 15, 2018 10:45am CST
2018 – Amazon Press – Spoiler Space Subtitled Science Fiction Poetry Of What May Come. A neat slender self-published collection of twenty-eight poems with a science fiction theme by a Canadian author, with a promise of follow up collections in the works too. Each poem can be read as a stand-alone piece but read in sequence they create a story-line that echoes the great authors of the Golden Age of SF. Ray Bradbury’s Martian stories, the future evolution of humanity as seen in H G Wells and Olaf Stapledon, etc. The early poems capture glimpses of the terraforming of Mars, followed by its colonization as ships bring in whole cities full of people. Generations on, the moons of Jupiter are conquered the same way amidst indications of a pending leap to the stars beyond. Amidst the advance, children still skip through puddles on the way to school, and a 400 year oak tree on the moon of Uranus becomes a place of marvel, mysticism and nature though planted by humans. Lovely imagery, and gentle alliteration, giving the verses a sing-song lyricism. There are a few typos and a lack of page numbering, but the overall feel is delightful. Arthur Chappell
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@bebuddy (269)
15 Feb
Looks good
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• Preston, England
15 Feb
@bebuddy it is well worth a read
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@bebuddy (269)
15 Feb
@arthurchappell yes's I wll if I get money and time
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@RasmaSandra (21043)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Feb
Sounds like a book worth looking into. Thanks for the review.
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• Preston, England
15 Feb
@RasmaSandra I certainly enjoyed it
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@Courage7 (20815)
• United States
15 Feb
Sounds very interesting Arthur. Typos? haha funny
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@teamfreak16 (42401)
• Denver, Colorado
16 Feb
Taking poetry to a whole new frontier!
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• Preston, England
16 Feb
@teamfreak16 there are other SF writers who touch on poetry but it isn't that common