2020 is shaping up to be a great year for Meerkat Press, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be publishing a collection of short speculative fiction by Eugen Bacon, with several unpublished works included. Eugen’s lavish prose is some of the most evocative and addictive we’ve read. Fortunately, while we are waiting for this to release, readers can see for themselves with her debut novel, Claiming T-Mo hitting stores on 8.13.19!

Eugen M. Bacon

Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She is a board director of the Australian Society of Authors. Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Eugen is a recipient of the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Emerging Writer-in-Residence 2020. Publications in 2019: Claiming T-Mo, Meerkat Press. Writing Speculative Fiction, Macmillan. In 2020: Inside the Dreaming, NewCon Press. The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories, Meerkat Press. Hadithi, Luna Press Publishing. 

Claiming T-Mo

Claiming T-Mo

In this lush interplanetary tale, an immortal priest flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. The act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe: named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra - mother, wife, and daughter. As they struggle to confront their fears and navigate the treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them to unbearable choices that threaten their very existence.

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The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories

The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories

The Road to Woop Woop is a lush collection of literary speculative stories that lauds the untraditional, the extraordinary, the strange, the peculiar, the unusual that exist within and on the borders of normalcy. These tales refuse to be easily categorized, and that’s a good thing: they are dirges that cross genres in astounding ways. Over 20 provocative tales, with seven original to this collection, and previous works, including: “A Pining,” shortlisted, Bridport Prize;  “A Case of Seeing,” honorable mention, Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Award; “Mahuika,” highly commended, Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards; “Swimming with Daddy,” shortlisted, Alan Marshall Short Story Prize.

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Speculate: A Collection of Microlit

Speculate: A Collection of Microlit

From what began as a dialog between two adventurous writers curious about the shape-shifter called a prose poem comes a stunning collection that is a disruption of language—a provocation. Speculate is a hybrid of speculative poetry and flash fiction, thrumming in a pulse of jouissance and intensity that chases the impossible.

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