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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Making merry with the mischief.

Making merry with the mischief.

[Trigger warning: Mild Loki TV series spoilers, ahead] When I was younger I possessed a very strong mischievous streak. Like the time I dug a man-trap in the garden and ended up breaking my father’s ankle when he fell through the homemade camo cover. Or creating a bath filled with perfume from dozens of very […]

June 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Feeling blue about that alien invasion of Earth?

Feeling blue about that alien invasion of Earth?

It looks like the Fox Channel is shutting down in the UK, with most of its content being yanked from Sky and getting dumped instead into Disney Plus. This is a personal windfall for me – Sky was too expensive for a humble starving author, but I Disney’d up for The Mandalorian. Now, at last, […]

May 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
I’m a God, but I’m not so sure about you?

I’m a God, but I’m not so sure about you?

Just caught up with Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix, the new TV series based on Mark Millar’s superhero comic book of the same name. It’s also the first fruit, I understand, of Millarworld (the comic book company Mark set up as his creator-owned line that published Wanted, Chosen, The Unfunnies, Kick-Ass, and War Heroes) after Netflix purchased it outright. I’ll just put this […]

May 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
The new, new thing?

The new, new thing?

So, as promised last week, tis time to ponder the next book to be worked on by yours truly. Here are a few birds that could be popped in the pot and brought to the boil over the next 12-months or so … A new Sliding Void scifi novel (book #7)… this has the same crew […]

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Not all who wander are Void-Lost.

Not all who wander are Void-Lost.

So, it is that time of the year again, when a new Stephen Hunt novel sits in the literary drydock awaiting some minor member of the nobility to come along and crack a bottle of bubbly across her spine, launching said space opera adventure into the crowded market of a million other competitors. None of […]

May 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Oh Homo Sapien Man, look at those Neanderthals go.

Oh Homo Sapien Man, look at those Neanderthals go.

Some interesting converging research trends … First, the more research that is done into the Neanderthals and their level of technology and society, the clearer it becomes that they were the bright, quiet, creative, and more advanced species compared to Homo Sapiens. Neanderthals had art and comparatively advanced artifacts long before we humans. They were […]

May 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Top tips for pain-free vaccination without developing superpowers.

Top tips for pain-free vaccination without developing superpowers.

Now that I have scored both jabs for my C-word vaccination, I thought I would share some top tips on getting through this process. Step one. Ignore any Spanish members of your family who believe that Bill Gates has (a) engineered advanced alien-level nanotech technology (b) developed a serious interest in tracking you with it […]

April 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s crackling.

The Devil’s crackling.

A slightly shorter than normal update for this week. Mainly because my left hand is out of action following a culinary industrial disaster at Chez Hunt where a very sharp Japanese cooking implement bounced off a piece of crackling being removed from pork for our favourite tea-braised ramen noodle dish. I wouldn’t mind, but a […]

April 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Blame of Thrones?

Blame of Thrones?

Since any observations I have about science fiction this week are more or less overshadowed in the UK by the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, a fellow who’s been adjacent to the throne for as long as I have been alive, I figured I might as well throw my two pennies in as well. I barely […]

April 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
A good bit of evil.

A good bit of evil.

I just finished watching the last episode of the second season for the post-apocalyptic ice age hell of a train set that is Snowpiercer. I will try to keep this relatively spoiler-free for those of you who haven’t seen this series on Netflix yet. The fundamental difference between the two seasons is the return of […]

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