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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul?

So, upon returning to the UK from visiting some elderly relatives abroad in a UK-designated ‘hot zone’, I phoned the doctor and said, “Will I live to be a hundred-years-old if I rigidly adhere to my private fourteen-day lock-down and stay firmly inside every second of the day?” “No,” the doctor told me. “But after […]

September 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Your chance to appear in my novels!

Your chance to appear in my novels!

All new books published by me will now contain a page in the ebook/print novel thanking my Patreons by name. If you are super-shy or in a witness protection program and would rather not be thanked, please let me know! The first book that will get this treatment is the ‘The Pashtun Boy’s Paradise’ up […]

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

I will honour Summer Vacations in my heart and try to keep it all the year.

Just come back from abroad, visiting elderly relatives for a couple of weeks – and now have an additional fourteen days of no-leavie-the-house-style quarantine to get through. Ah, well. So, will it be Plan A: hard work and squeezing extra words out of the creative sponge for the next novel? Or … Plan B: Netflix, […]

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rage against the machine.

Rage against the machine.

So, finally completed ‘The Umbrella Academy’ 2nd series stream on Netflix, just in time to await Amazon Prime’s counter-fire in the superhero form of ‘The Boys’ landing soon with its own season two. I give the former a five out of six stars, and hopefully expect to hand the latter full marks. Both of these […]

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Old New Avengers?

The Old New Avengers?

Joy-of-joys, for the second season of superhero series The Umbrella Academy, is now live for Netflix streaming in full. No piecemeal waiting for each episode for the UA to unfurl… it’s a binge-fest expecting to happen – not so much in Chez Hunt, mind, but that’s only because family maintenance and work commitments take precedence over […]

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

Snowpiercer: snow way to survive the apocalypse?

You were promised more thoughts on the Netflix Snowpiercer TV series when I finished the thing. Well, dear reader, SPOILERS ON THE LINE, so only read on if you too have seen and completed Snowpiercer … or don’t give a stuff about seeing it in the first place (but then, that being the case, do […]

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

There’s an interesting video up over at SFcrowsnest which looks at the process of turning my very first published work into a role playing game. Watch it over at … The making of a role playing game: Stephen Hunt’s For The Crown and the Dragon (video).

July 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Coffee I need, or kill you I will.

Coffee I need, or kill you I will.

Currently about halfway through a non-fiction book called Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli, by Steve Alpert. It’s a memoir by Steve, detailing his time at Japan’s main animation house, Studio Ghibli. He was brought in as the resident foreigner to distribute Ghibli films to the USA, UK, Canada, […]

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wide boy?

Wide boy?

So, I’ve recently made the monumental decision to ‘go wide’ with my (currently) ten indie genre novels. For those of you with a British 1980s childhood, you can cancel those visions of Rick Astley and Duran Duran from your mind … wrong sort of Wide Boy. Going wide as an author means withdrawing novels from […]

July 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

I only used to go to the pub once every two or three months, to meet up with my old university friends, so it’s danged strange how much I’ve missed not being able to go so far this year. However, by the end of next week, that should change in the southern quarters of the […]

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More