Author Archive: Stephen

I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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Why do the Martians glow above, don’t they know it’s the end of the world?

Why do the Martians glow above, don’t they know it’s the end of the world?

So, I have just finished watching Tribes of Europa. I went into this new Netflix science fiction TV series with low expectations for some reason. Maybe it was because it is made in Germany with mainly German language spoken? Or perhaps it was the trailer that made it seem like a knockoff of teen sci-fi fluff […]

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
There can be only one?

There can be only one?

It is becoming increasingly obvious to those following the story that there is more to the so-called retirement of Jeff Bezos from Amazon than meets the eye. The smart money is on the fact that Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are now seriously competing on the legacy project of who gets bragging rights in the […]

February 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
I just need a little space?

I just need a little space?

As the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel glimmers concerning our lockdown – thanks, scientists and vaccine team – my mind turns to what the future may bring us, and what role I may play in this dream. It appears I am not the only one. The world’s richest science fiction fan, and […]

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Extra sugar needed?

Extra sugar needed?

He is an interesting new psychological trend, which I am now wondering whether it’s confined to myself? The comet-striking-the-Earth movie Greenland recently popped up “for free” to Amazon Prime subscribers and I started watching it, but then needed to abandon the film after a short while. Not because it’s rubbish, but because the movie is all too […]

February 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Wonder of WandaVision?

The Wonder of WandaVision?

It’s been a quiet media twelve months, what with all new films/TV series being slow-walked, and all the titles that should have taken place being rolled down the hill, always tantalisingly out of reach … No! Come back, James Bond, come back Dune! There are a couple of things I watched recently. Starting with the […]

January 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
A little bit of history repeating?

A little bit of history repeating?

The middle of a pandemic isn’t much of a time to celebrate a birthday, but given this is the 30th year of my science fiction and fantasy magazine SFcrowsnest being online, I thought I might as well give limited celebrating a shot, anyway. Yes, it was 30 years ago that we plonked a weird independent print […]

January 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Power to the People?

Power to the People?

A bit of a different article for this cold January scribbling. I thought I might ask you, my dear readers, what you want to see from yours truly on the Stephen Hunt Author Patreon Page at https://www.patreon.com/stephenhunt So far, what I have been doing with the Patreon is posting piecemeal fiction I’m working on as […]

January 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Special One?

The Special One?

One joy of having a family grow up around you… you get to subject the young’uns to all the films they haven’t yet seen that you think they should. This has mixed results. And to be honest, it divides along gender lines. The Hunt daughters pour discouraging remarks on the dodgy special effects of past […]

January 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Science. Not fiction.

Science. Not fiction.

I had a vivid dream the other night. It was recalling a genuine memory of an incident at university, rather than the usual surreal nonsense. This was at a time when only 3% of the young’uns attended college. My course involved heaps of group projects where you had to work with dozens of other students. I […]

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The thousand dreams I dreamed.

The thousand dreams I dreamed.

It is time once more for long lazy Christmas lie-ins under the nice warm duvet, what with the entire family at Chez Hunt now either furloughed or put into a mandatory Xmas leave period, so I bid a sad goodbye to the early 6am-ups to elbow my way into the crowded shower rota, and the […]

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More