Science Fiction Poetry

I was recently notified that a poem of mine has been accepted at a big-name, very cool market! I can’t talk about it yet, but yay! Can’t wait to reveal the full news!

I’m excited that a lot of places seem to be upping their poetry content (or including it in the first place!) There’s something quite beautiful about rendering the mixture of science and fiction into carefully constructed poems. I think that poetry allows you to explore the abstract or the wondrous with a lot more precision and perhaps with less stricture than regular fiction. Certainly, the narrative can sometimes be more varied and more experimental.

My favourite science fiction poetry is definitely the words sprouted by the hybrids in Battlestar Galactica. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Courtesy of the Battlestar Wiki:

End of line. FTL system check, diagnostic functions within parameters repeats the harlequin the agony exquisite, the colors run the path of ashes, neuronal network run fifty-two percent of heat exchanger cross-collateralized with hyper-dimensional matrix, upper senses, repair ordered relay to zero zero zero zero. – Battlestar Galactica, Torn.

Do you write poetry, SF-themed or otherwise? Got any favourites?


  1. My favourite sci-fi poem is ‘Throwback’. You may have heard of it. (Actually, it’s not just my favourite sci-fi poem. Maybe my favourite poem ever.)

    1. Awwwww. You’re making me squee. And blush! 😀

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