In an island kingdom, Don Armando dreams of a dragon-slaying adventure like heroes used to perform. And in a laboratory in a gleaming city, scientist Haplo Nous tinkers towards an atom bomb.
Past, present and future collide in Andrew Wynn Owen’s rip-roaring tale, full of rhythmical fireworks and joyous anachronism. This is a clash between chivalric heroics and modern scientific enquiry, and a shaggy-dog story taking in farmers, fisherpeople, flying machines and general derring-do.
‘Andrew Wynn Owen is a very young poet who has won both the Newdigate and the Jon Stallworthy Memorial prizes (open only to students at Oxford University). One of these competition-winners, ‘Calm’, impressed me greatly; it shows a remarkable maturity and a gift for rhyming verse. Now he and the excellent Emma Press have produced a thirty-page pamphlet, a single poem in a style reminiscent of Byron.’ – Merryn Williams, London Grip