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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
Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

I only used to go to the pub once every two or three months, to meet up with my old university friends, so it’s danged strange how much I’ve missed not being able to go so far this year. However, by the end of next week, that should change in the southern quarters of the […]

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

So, the delayed movie pipeline is slowly rumbling again, with trailers gurgling through the media u-bend once more … The King’s Men, the next James Bond flick, the Wonder Woman 1984 film, etc, etc. But will people head back into cinemas with (a) the memory of current events, and (b) substantial home-body habits formed and reinforced?  It can take anywhere […]

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stay sharp?

Stay sharp?

So, another birthday has passed by at warp speed, along with an annual opportunity for a bit of life-goal crop rotation and soul searching. Reader, I am sad to report that no great catharsis has been reached. No state of Zen-like satori gained. When you realise nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. […]

June 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Back to the … Future?

Back to the … Future?

A bit of a blast from the past, this week, with the revised editions of my first two fantasy novels – For The Crown and the Dragon, and its sequel, The Fortress in The Frost – hitting the streets in both print and e-book format for the first time in thirty years. I offered to […]

June 7, 2020 | By | Reply More