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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Hair Cut One Hundred

Hair Cut One Hundred

Well, I’ve just invested in a pair of hair clippers for a quarantine cut, and if things go wrong next week, I might have to start rocking the China Miéville-look – although not half as alluring as the author of Perdido Street Station, obviously (I’d end up more of a Poundstore Kojak if matters slip sideways). On the work front, […]

May 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Super-Dad’s Fortress of Solitude?

Super-Dad’s Fortress of Solitude?

So, since the entire family has relocated back to Casa Hunty for the duration of the current contretemps, the increase in relative population density has made the serene act of writing, communicating with the muse, and milking the author cow’s creative teats for the milk of creativity a somewhat more fraught business than normal. That […]

May 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Better to be lucky than good?

Better to be lucky than good?

When the current COVID-19 situation started to bite, I wasn’t one of the people scrambling for toilet rolls, cans of baked beans, and finding locating an in-stock facemask as hard as putting socks on a rooster. This is because I’d already done my panic buying in late December last year. I’d spotted what was happening […]

April 19, 2020 | By | Reply More
One More Conspiracy Theory?

One More Conspiracy Theory?

I have a theory, and some might call it a conspiracy theory, although since it’s private to me, don’t expect to find it floating around any of those tinfoil hat web sites next door to ‘Elvis is alive and hiding in a Fort Knox sub-level’ or ‘JFK faked his assassination to retire and become a […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m writing this on Sunday, but let’s face it, doesn’t every day feel a little like Sunday, now, for the obvious reasons? As Douglas Adams once realised, we are all entering The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul together. Oddly, and against expectations, I find it a lot easier to re-read favourite old books and […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
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 | 1 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 […]

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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