by Eugen Bacon & Andrew Hook
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Pub Date 27 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2023
John Hunt Publishing, Cosmic Egg Books
Something’s happening to Green. He’s an ordinary guy time-jumping forward at a startling, uncontainable rate. He’s grappling to understand his present, his relationships wholly tattered, his ultimate destination a colossal question mark.
Zada is a scientist in the future. She’s mindful of Green’s conundrum and seeks to unravel it by going backwards in time. Can she stop him jumping to infinity?
Their point of intersection is fleeting but memorable, each one’s travel impacting the other’s past or future. And one of them doesn’t even know it yet.
Secondhand Daylight is a reverse story in alternate timelines between two protagonists whose lives must one day intersect.
A titillating offering from World Fantasy Award finalist Eugen Bacon, also an Otherwise Fellowships honouree for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. In collaboration with three-time British Fantasy Society Award-winner Andrew Hook.
‘…a bracingly versatile and provocative book.’
DOMINIQUE HECQ, award-winning author, poet and translator.
‘… written with the style and verve I've come to expect from Eugen Bacon and Andrew Hook.
PRIYA SHARMA, award-winning author of All the Fabulous Beasts
A Note From the Publisher
Eugen Bacon MA, MSc, PhD is an African Australian author of several novels and fiction collections. She’s a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, and was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including Award Winning Australian Writing, Fantasy Magazine, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. Recent books: Mage of Fools (novel), Chasing Whispers (collection) and An Earnest Blackness (essays). Eugen has two novels, a novella and an anthology (ed) out in 2023, and the US release of Danged Black Thing. Raw Dog Screaming Press has acquired her newest collection, A Place Between Waking and Forgetting, for 2024.
Visit her website at eugenbacon.com and Twitter feed at @EugenBacon
Andrew Hook is a European writer who has been published extensively in the independent press since 1994 in a variety of genres, with over 170 short stories in print, including notable appearances in Interzone, Black Static, and several anthologies from PS Publishing and NewCon Press. His fiction has been reprinted in anthologies including Best British Horror 2015 and Best British Short Stories 2020, has been shortlisted for British Fantasy Society awards, and he was longlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize in 2020. As editor/publisher, he has won three British Fantasy Society awards and he also has been a judge for the World Fantasy Awards. Most recent publications include several noir crime novels through Head Shot Press, a novella written in collaboration with the legendary San Francisco art collective known as The Residents, his short story collections, Frequencies of Existence (NewCon Press) and Candescent Blooms by Salt Publishing (the latter receiving a five star view in The Telegraph). You can find him at andrew-hook.com or on Twitter @AndrewHookUK
‘Beautifully disjointed and exquisitely nuanced, Bacon and Hook have deftly created a transgressive, dislocated narrative that will have readers losing hours with the efficiency of a time slip.’
DAVE JEFFERY, author of the A Quiet Apocalypse series.
‘Secondhand Daylight is a joy. It hurtles along at a cracking pace, is relentlessly inventive and always emotionally engaging. Both Green and Zada are spiky, flawed but eminently likeable characters and the reader is quickly drawn to them and their individual plights.’
TERRY GRIMWOOD, author of Interference
‘An innovative and gritty take on time travel, fate and entanglement. This story grabs the twin spirals of nostalgia and future-shock in one compelling bite.’
JUSTINA ROBSON, author of Glorious Angels and The Switch
Author websites – eugenbacon.com / andrew-hook.com
Author blogs – eugenbacon.com/blog / andrew-hook.blogspot.com
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