The Adrift of Samus Aran

Owen Vince

The inaugural entry in Fathom’s system/circulatory series for avant-garde games writing, The Adrift of Samus Aran chronicles the myriad and mired livings of Nintendo’s greatest heroine. Vince’s fifteen-part persona poem is written with the in-and-out poise of a scientist-diarist, blurring dissection and vocative; the seriousness of its approach is a direct challenge to fanfic-style, soft video game ekphrasis.

‘There isn’t a trace of filtering here, no decanting, the modernist complexity of space adventure finds its proper complex form amidst Anselm Hollo-like mis- and overhearings. Vince’s gift is in this splicing, where the innovative, the original, meets the discovered phrase.’

—SJ Folwer


Cloth. Staple-stitched, 5x8. Made with recycled or sustainably-sourced paper; made with vegan inks; offset print in a limited edition of 100, of which 100 are hand-numbered. Hand-bound. 20 pages.