Congratulations to Eugen Bacon! Danged Black Thing has made the honor list of the 2021 Otherwise Award – one of the biggest globally recognised genre awards. Eugen’s extraordinary collection of short stories about love and migration, gender and class, patriarchy and womanhood also made Honorable Mention, Foreword Indies Awards, Finalist Aurealis Award, Finalist Australian Shadows Awards, Finalist British Science Fiction Association Awards. It will be released in the US this June by Apex Book Company.
This is what the Otherwise Award judges had to say: Danged Black Thing by Eugen Bacon This sharp collection of Afro-Surrealist work takes the reader to near-future dystopic states where the body and tech and magic are all intertwined, twisted, and pulled from the earth. Myths are born and undone from the quotidian and later broken down through a candid and unafraid voice. —Ana Hurtado