Welcome to my humble online abode, dear reader. I’m a fantasy, science fiction and thriller/crime author. The fantasy/SF books are written as Stephen Hunt, while the crime/thrillers are published as Stephen A. Hunt.

I have a major new fantasy series – the Far-called Sequence – the first novel of which has now come out in 2014, called In Dark Service and published by Gollancz (an imprint of Orion Publishing and Hachette Livre).

My best-known works, the Jackelian series of fantasy novels, originally appeared in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, through the Voyager imprint of HarperCollins (who also print JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin and CS Lewis, alongside my books) – and these novels are now published all around the world, including in the USA via Tor (Macmillan), and as foreign language editions from various publishers in Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain.
The novels are available in most physical bookshops (Waterstones, WH Smith, Barnes and Noble, Indigo) as well as online via all the usual suspects – Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, etc.

This web site is my blog for my personal reflections on, as Douglas Adams might have said, life, the universe and everything… but particularly the life of an author and any genre stories that catch my jaded eye.

There’s a bulletin board for fan chat related to my novels located at http://sfcrowsnest.net/index.php?board=7.0 while the artists’ community for paintings based on scenes, characters and races from my books is over at http://lions-of-jackals.deviantart.com/

If you want to get in touch with me, leave a missive in the comments field of this blog, use the bulletin board link above, or drop me a line via my FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/SciFi.Fantasy. You can also e-mail me via SFcrowsnest <little round email symbol goes here> gmail.com. I’m up to about 300 requests, favours being asked and fan correspondence a day now, and even trying to reply to everyone would mean never writing a word of fiction again, so I hope you understand if I’m slow, brief, or (regretfully) non-existent in getting back to you.

One thing to bear in mind is that I’m normally a year booked up in advance for event appearances, so it currently helps to ask well ahead (along with an indication of whether travel/accommodation/speaker’s fees are being offered).

 A note to the Hollywood people getting in touch: film/TV rights for the first six books in my Jackelian series of fantasy novels are held by HarperCollins. If you want to talk turkey, please don’t try to telephone me directly, you need to call the HarperCollins media rights department in their UK head office on +44 (0)20 8741 7070. Ditto game, comic-book and merchandising rights. All I can do is shrug nicely and point you towards HarperCollins. My soul is still mine, just, but that’s not – yet – for sale. The first in my Far-called sequence of fantasy books is now out via Gollancz (Hachette Livre/Lagardère). Gollancz holds film/tv rights for that.

Rights for my ongoing novella serializations – the Agatha Witchley crime series and Sliding Void scifi series and my education work – reside with me.


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