Welcome to the The Road to Woop Woop Blog Tour. I teamed up with Meerkat Press to introduce to you a collection of speculative fiction and dark fantasy stories by Eugen Bacon. Stay until the end of the blog post for a chance to win a $50 book shopping spree! 


by Eugen Bacon

GENRE: Collection / Speculative Fiction / Dark Fantasy


Eugen Bacon’s work is cheeky with a fierce intelligence, in prose that’s resplendent, delicious, dark and evocative. NPR called her novel Claiming T-Mo ‘a confounding mysterious tour de force’. The Road to Woop Woop and Other Stories imbues the same lushness in a writerly language that is Bacon’s own. This peculiar hybrid of the untraditional, the extraordinary within, without and along the borders of normalcy will hypnotise and absorb the reader with tales that refuse to be labelled. The stories in this collection are dirges that cross genres in astounding ways. Over 20 provocative tales, with seven original to this collection, by an award-winning African Australian author.

BUY LINKS:Meerkat Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My review:

The Road to Woop Woop is a very unique collection of short stories by Eugen Bacon. I had never had the pleasure of reading her works before, so I was quick to accept an early review copy from the publisher. The book contains over 20 stories, some have been published before, and some were new.

What I found within the pages of this book were thought provoking and enchanting stories. They all flowed like poetry and varied greatly in genre. Like most short story collections there were some stories I didn’t particularly like, which in this case might come down to the fact that I didn’t understand them. I might have missed the underlying point of them, I’m not entirely sure to be honest.

I do think that the author has a way of pulling you into a story and describing the scenery in an almost mythical way.

Thanks to Meerkat Press for letting me part of this blog tour.


Eugen Bacon is African Australian, a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She’s the author of Claiming T-Mo (Meerkat Press) and Writing Speculative Fiction (Macmillan). Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Nommo Award for Speculative Fiction by Africans.

AUTHOR LINKS: Website|Twitter

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