We are proud to present Saving Shadows, a volume of exquisite prose poetry and speculative micro-lit pieces by internationally renowned author Eugen Bacon. Forty-eight compositions in all: contemporary visions, twenty-six of which are previously published and twenty-two are originals written specially for this book.
Complementing the written word are a series of full page illustrations commissioned by the author from artist Elena Betti; thirty-five stunning images that enhance the reading experience.
“Saving Shadows is a lightning sizzle of pure poetic energy. Through the prism of sharp speculative fiction, the darkest hues of our world are revealed, reflected, refracted into a myriad of brilliant shards. Each piece dazzles, cutting quick and deep. Absolutely unforgettable.” – Lisa L. Hannett, award-winning author of Songs for Dark Seasons
“Such energy, boldness, and unexpected leaps and turns; whether going at a cracking pace or pausing reflectively, the fiction in this quirky work is vibrant and engaging. As a multi-media work, it is page-turning and confronting. Powerful stuff.” – Dominique Hecq, award-winning poet, novelist, short story writer
“Bacon has gathered the shadows we struggle to survive, and composed an orchestration, beautiful and mournful, in this incredible collection, along with haunting illustrations by Elena Betti. Each written piece offers a stunning contemplation through the imagination of a master griot.” – Linda D. Addison, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and SFPA Grand Master.
*Cover art shotlisted for the BSFA Award for best artwork.*
The hardback edition of the book (signed by both the author and illustrator) has been printed on high quality silk-finish paper to ensure the interior artwork is displayed to its best advantage.
Available as an A5 paperback, Kindle, and a numbered special edition hardback limited to just 75 signed copies.