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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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 | Reply 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
Mission to Mightadore (Jackelian #7) hits the bookstores.

Mission to Mightadore (Jackelian #7) hits the bookstores.

One for the Jackelian fans among you – hey, never say I don’t give you anything! Here’s the 7th book in the series, Mission to Mightadore. It’s now out in both print and e-book format. I’m trying something new and have made this an Amazon Exclusive, which means the e-book is solely available on the […]

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Discovery vs Godzilla.

Star Trek Discovery vs Godzilla.

Well, it’s been a 12-year gap since Star Trek Enterprise finished and the new Star Trek Discovery beamed back down onto our TV screens. Ironically, that long gap led to the technological ascendance of streaming and an odd conundrum. Discovery is on Netflix in the UK, Europe and just about everywhere except the USA, where […]

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Book title troubles and hundred quid meals.

Book title troubles and hundred quid meals.

This is the first blog update post from me for a goodly while. Sorry. Utter idleness on my part. Never one to clog your broadband unnecessarily. Anyway, I recently returned from Norway’s capital, Oslo, visiting friends and family. Great city – truly insane prices, even self-catering. Five quid for a can of coke. Ten for […]

July 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Stephen Hunt, Genre Buster?

Stephen Hunt, Genre Buster?

Sometimes you choose the title and other times the title chooses you. One of my readers, Sam Briggs (thanks, Sam), sent in this link to an article that U.S. book store chain Barnes & Noble wrote about one of my novels – the first in the seven-book Jackelian series, The Court of the Air. Apparently […]

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Stealers’ War (Far-called book #3) is out now.

The Stealers’ War (Far-called book #3) is out now.

The third book in my Far-called fantasy-science fiction series, The Stealers’ War, is out now from Gollancz. Yippee. There’s an interview about it over at SFF World here and you can lay your hands on the novel online in the UK at http://amzn.to/2591KZf, and the USA at http://amzn.to/1Rr3XVK Always mixed, bittersweet feelings when handing in the last book in […]

April 9, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Yes, readers, Sliding Void #4 has now hit the bookshops!

Yes, readers, Sliding Void #4 has now hit the bookshops!

Anomalous Thrust is the 4th book in Sliding Void series. It’s a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first three books (although Anomalous Thrust is set chronologically a year after the end of the previous books). It’s also full novel-sized, rather than novella-sized. Your feedback indicated you wanted it all at once, rather […]

November 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The wicked wild wild web.

The wicked wild wild web.

Story Update (10th March 2015) Yipee. Sanity has been restored it seems, touch wood. The cyber-attacks on this site and SFcrowsnest.org.uk have dwindled away in the face of the counter-measures suite we introduced, and the attacks on the social networks have been taken care of too. Thanks to everyone who helped with suggestions of who […]

March 9, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More