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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What I looked like back in the 18th century?

What I looked like back in the 18th century?

You can tell quarantine is starting to bite down on the Hunt work ethic and the loose threads of my already tenuous sanity … so, here’s what the Japanese artificial intelligence at https://AI-art.tokyo/en/ thinks I look like as a Renaissance oil painting. As anyone who has met me knows, I ain’t no oil painting!

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Envie Magazine: now with added Stephen Hunt.

Envie Magazine: now with added Stephen Hunt.

Envie Magazine has an interview with me in their latest issue. Check this fine publication out over at https://enviemagazine.com/

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shining suns and free books!

Shining suns and free books!

Well, the sun is shining, the day is beautiful, and – probably – like you, I’m experiencing a little more staying-at-home than even a geeky self-employed author with a home office and passion for the noble pursuits of genre TV, reading, model kit making, and computer games is comfortable with! I’ll forgo swapping pandemic stories […]

March 22, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
The man who understood nothing until there was nothing left to understand.

The man who understood nothing until there was nothing left to understand.

Well, it’s time to hunker down for a while here in the UK – local schools are closing for deep cleans and the nearest supermarkets are looking a lot like a scene from the second or third episode of Fear The Walking Dead. Will I get more writing done with all this quality free time, […]

March 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Beginning is only the End.

The Beginning is only the End.

So, I’ve been watching the new Picard series (thanks Amazon Prime) and more or less enjoying it – good FX, a decent if slow-burn story, and, of course, lashings of Jean-Luc. My main complaint is that to re-spin the show for modern sensibilities, they’ve jettisoned a few of the core concepts from the original series. […]

February 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

I re-posted the informative ‘What we know now about Coronavirus‘ summary article from SFcrowsnest on my Facebook page, recently, and subsequently got snowed by comments along the lines of “Pah, it’s just like the flu/cold, right? Nobody worries about that.” Which rather begs the questions, then why has China more or less shut down their […]

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Of endings and arcs …

Of endings and arcs …

As an author, what makes a good, indifferent, or terrible story is always a subject of interest to me. It’s something I’ve been pondering having watched the – possibly – final Star Wars movie of the first nine… Rise of Skywalker. I think one of the main failures for me, story-wise, is that the last […]

January 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Ve’ll be back?

Ve’ll be back?

I just returned from seeing Terminator Dark Fate at the cinema with one of the junior members of the clan who has never seen any of the previous films in the series. I don’t think it’s as bad as a lot of critics have been saying, but then it did use the old ‘but this […]

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
More questions than answers.

More questions than answers.

One of the more interesting things about being an established author is that you often get hit up by friends-of-friends wanting to mine your mind for tips and tricks on becoming a pro writer (because, hey, it’s so easy). It’s such a wide-N-deep topic that it would take days to just begin to scratch the […]

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Never rub another supervillain’s rhubarb.

Never rub another supervillain’s rhubarb.

So, two words of advice from me, this week. First, never rub another supervillain’s rhubarb; and second, The Joker movie, is, upon reflection, probably not the best choice for Date Night with your partner. When we departed the cinema, her indoors stared wistfully at a poster for an upcoming movie – Zombieland Double Tap – […]

October 7, 2019 | By | Reply More