"With Murmured in Dreams Stephen Bacon takes us everywhere. Science fiction, the supernatural, the mythic and the horrific collide with both a future Britain and that of the not-so-distant past, with the quiet breezes of a Greek island and with war-ravaged Rwanda and Chad." Priya Sharma
"Stephen Bacon has a keen instinct for the horror of the ordinary, his prose is considered, his voice distinct. But what also distinguishes his fiction is the ability to startle readers; to instigate the re-reading of sentences to make certain that something that disturbing was actually intended. Bacon prods with pins." Adam Nevill author of `The Ritual' and `Some Will Not Sleep'
"Stephen Bacon is a born writer who cares deeply about story and the way it is delivered. This intoxicating collection - an object lesson in tension, subtlety and power - is littered with broken, beautiful characters operating within the uncertain margins of society and sanity. It is a book fully deserving of a wide audience." Conrad Williams author of `One' and `I Will Surround You'