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To The Stars?

To The Stars?

I caught the movie ‘Ad Astra’ this weekend at the newly refurbished Leicester Square Odeon Luxe … upgraded sound systems and every seat an expensive LZ-Boy-style armchair with electronic footrests and reclining spine system. In the movie, U.S. Space Command scientist and astronaut Clifford McBride (played by Tommy Lee Jones) heads off on a deep […]

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
I is real. But is you?

I is real. But is you?

I was walking back home on Friday from the supermarket with heavy bags, my mind wandering, when I managed to get myself worked up into an existential lather about the slipshod output of various recent streaming films and series. Studios go to all the trouble of paying actors, building sets, laying on post-production and SFX, […]

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Got game?

Got game?

Well, I finally managed to reach the end of the ‘Another Life’ science fiction series streaming on Netflix. It picked up a little towards the end, I think. The beast was weighted on the way, though by a lot of wheel-spinning, as well as a strange backstory that made little sense and ended up making […]

August 17, 2019 | By | 3 Replies More
Many-Me?

Many-Me?

There have been a few funny side-effects of the indie book revolution enabled by Amazon – that’s the thang where the masses get to bypass the legacy gatekeepers inside the big four publishers and publish directly to the world (either as e-books, or print-on-demand for dead tree books). First off, and most obviously, there’s been […]

August 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terribly Technical: that Sinking Feeling when you realise your readers are far better server engineers than your web host, 1&1 Ionos.

Terribly Technical: that Sinking Feeling when you realise your readers are far better server engineers than your web host, 1&1 Ionos.

It is going to be a functional rather than philosophical blog update for you, this month. Ever since Google strong-armed SFcrowsnest into getting an SSL secure certificate for every web page just to stay in their stupid search engine index many months back, we’ve been playing this weird frustrating game where a small but not […]

July 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
To absent friends.

To absent friends.

Yours truly was in London the other day dropping the kids off to a cinema excursion in Leicester Square while I got some quality writing time in at Pret around the corner – a couple of quid for a coffee, seat and free wifi for three hours. After I did the drop-off, I stumbled over […]

June 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Down Egypt Way.

Down Egypt Way.

To celebrate opening the doors on my new Patreon page over at https://www.patreon.com/stephenhunt, I’ve excepted one of the first posts. “Here’s one of the more fun traditions you get in a Spanish city – rather than building Guys for bonfire night (an obvious no-no) like the UK does – each street makes a beautiful paper […]

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hell Fleet (Book 5 in the Sliding Void series).

Hell Fleet (Book 5 in the Sliding Void series).

‘Hell Fleet‘ is the 5th book in Sliding Void series. It’s a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first four books, and will be released early December 2018 in both print and e-book format. Captain Lana Fiveworlds has three ghastly problems: (1) Her beloved crewman Calder Durk’s gone missing. (2) She now has […]

November 6, 2018 | By | 4 Replies More
Got a hyperlink on your web-site? Hey, there’s a EU tax for that!

Got a hyperlink on your web-site? Hey, there’s a EU tax for that!

Well, the European Parliament has finally passed the EU Copyright Directive by a majority of 438 to 226. This ‘interesting’ EU-wide law states that (a) anybody who links to a web page and uses more than two words found in said web page has to pay copyright fees to the originating website as long as […]

September 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Empty Between the Stars: a new science fiction novel hits the book stores.

Empty Between the Stars: a new science fiction novel hits the book stores.

Surprise – I’ve just released a new science fiction novel called Empty Between the Stars! Empty Between the Stars is a science fiction adventure set in a universe where A.I.s are gods and mankind a fairly reduced force in the great scheme of things. So far, readers have told me it has put them in mind of […]

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More