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14 - Mars

Summer 2009


Mars is Fuselit's 14th issue. The cover star, Tara Zed, has seen fit to use her heatray pistol to shoot through the parchment paper veneer to Mars' scarlet-membraned innards. Had she scorched further she would have mutilated poetry and fiction by:

Maya Berger • Amy Blakemore • Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran • Philip Burton • Ryan Eames • Ben Fergusson • David Floyd • Cliff Hammett • Chris Hardy • Aiko Harman • Christopher Horton • Tim Hurley • Sam Peczek • Francine Rubin • J Sudborough • Tim Wells • Aliya Whiteley • Chrissy Williams

Not to mention three specially devised poem-puzzles and an open-out five-page comic written by Rab Green and illustrated by Fuselit's in-house team.

Safely out of Zed's reach, however, is this issue's experimental pamphlet, Telemorphics. We selected seven poets for this project, ranging from the established to the up-and-coming to Fuselit faves - Emily Berry, Ian McLachlan, Kevin Reinhardt, Christos Sakellaridis, Bethany Settle, Kathryn Simmonds and Hugo Williams. Each contributed a poem to be mangled by crude computerised translation and retranslated into a new version. Both original and end result are collected here.

Finally, the CD features three very different tracks: MSS-LHM-LHM runs Wellsian dialogue repeatedly through speech recognition software, Jude Cowan offers up a charming slice of chanson reminiscent of the late, great Jake Thackray and Richard Tyrone Jones performs a muzak-backed villanelle collaged from Total Recall and War of the Worlds.

We vouch that you can find nothing quite like the above celestial array anywhere in the immediate cosmos. A copy of From Timid to Timbuktu to the man or space vixen that proves us wrong!