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Dying to go to the cinema?

Dying to go to the cinema?

Back in 2019, I used to classify my potential cinema trips by genre … science fiction, superhero, thriller, spy-fi, film noir, comedies, movies that my children wanted to see, and because I was paying, I also had to attend, stuff that my wife wanted to see and so my attendance was mandatory… chick-flicks, rom-coms, and […]

September 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

So, upon returning to the UK from visiting some elderly relatives abroad in a UK-designated ‘hot zone’, I phoned the doctor and said, “Will I live to be a hundred-years-old if I rigidly adhere to my private fourteen-day lock-down and stay firmly inside every second of the day?” “No,” the doctor told me. “But after […]

September 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Your chance to appear in my novels!

Your chance to appear in my novels!

All new books published by me will now contain a page in the ebook/print novel thanking my Patreons by name. If you are super-shy or in a witness protection program and would rather not be thanked, please let me know! The first book that will get this treatment is the ‘The Pashtun Boy’s Paradise’ up […]

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Just come back from abroad, visiting elderly relatives for a couple of weeks – and now have an additional fourteen days of no-leavie-the-house-style quarantine to get through. Ah, well. So, will it be Plan A: hard work and squeezing extra words out of the creative sponge for the next novel? Or … Plan B: Netflix, […]

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rage against the machine.

Rage against the machine.

So, finally completed ‘The Umbrella Academy’ 2nd series stream on Netflix, just in time to await Amazon Prime’s counter-fire in the superhero form of ‘The Boys’ landing soon with its own season two. I give the former a five out of six stars, and hopefully expect to hand the latter full marks. Both of these […]

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Old New Avengers?

The Old New Avengers?

Joy-of-joys, for the second season of superhero series The Umbrella Academy, is now live for Netflix streaming in full. No piecemeal waiting for each episode for the UA to unfurl… it’s a binge-fest expecting to happen – not so much in Chez Hunt, mind, but that’s only because family maintenance and work commitments take precedence over […]

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

You were promised more thoughts on the Netflix Snowpiercer TV series when I finished the thing. Well, dear reader, SPOILERS ON THE LINE, so only read on if you too have seen and completed Snowpiercer … or don’t give a stuff about seeing it in the first place (but then, that being the case, do […]

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

There’s an interesting video up over at SFcrowsnest which looks at the process of turning my very first published work into a role playing game. Watch it over at … The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Coffee I need, or kill you I will.

Coffee I need, or kill you I will.

Currently about halfway through a non-fiction book called Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli, by Steve Alpert. It’s a memoir by Steve, detailing his time at Japan’s main animation house, Studio Ghibli. He was brought in as the resident foreigner to distribute Ghibli films to the USA, UK, Canada, […]

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wide boy?

Wide boy?

So, I’ve recently made the monumental decision to ‘go wide’ with my (currently) ten indie genre novels. For those of you with a British 1980s childhood, you can cancel those visions of Rick Astley and Duran Duran from your mind … wrong sort of Wide Boy. Going wide as an author means withdrawing novels from […]

July 12, 2020 | By | Reply More