Meatcow Maker is now available from White Noise Press as a hand-crafted, 28-page chapbook, limited to just 150 copies. Click here to buy. This is one of my more unusual stories, and it was fun to write.
On a future Earth sterilized by nuclear apocalypse, two men hike across the desert. Nove the meatcow follows his master, Jebediah, to the last human settlement practicing the ancient art of crop cultivation. Growing food disrupts the symbiosis between meatcow-master couples such as them. Nove worries about his future. Jebediah wouldn’t dare abandon him … would he?
“An apocalyptic nightmare, but so much more! Weird, wonderful, wildly inventive, and ultimately heartbreaking. I loved every word of Matthew Warner’s Meatcow Maker.”
— Richard Chizmar, author of A Long December and co-author with Stephen King of Gwendy’s Button Box
White Noise Press has revealed the wraparound cover for Meatcow Maker, the limited edition chapbook it’s publishing soon. The cover art is by Deena Warner and the cover design is by Keith Minnion.
White Noise Press has acquired Meatcow Maker, a novelette they plan to publish as a limited-edition chapbook in spring 2017. The press release calls it “a startlingly original tale guaranteed to make vegans of us all!” Deena Warner will provide the cover art.
When publisher Keith Minnion commissioned me to write the piece, he requested “the most extreme, out there, outrageous story you have ever written, in whatever genre you choose, hopefully something that no other market in their right mind would touch with a ten-foot halberd.”
I think I gave him what he wanted.