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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A little bit of history repeating?

A little bit of history repeating?

The middle of a pandemic isn’t much of a time to celebrate a birthday, but given this is the 30th year of my science fiction and fantasy magazine SFcrowsnest being online, I thought I might as well give limited celebrating a shot, anyway. Yes, it was 30 years ago that we plonked a weird independent print […]

January 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Power to the People?

Power to the People?

A bit of a different article for this cold January scribbling. I thought I might ask you, my dear readers, what you want to see from yours truly on the Stephen Hunt Author Patreon Page at https://www.patreon.com/stephenhunt So far, what I have been doing with the Patreon is posting piecemeal fiction I’m working on as […]

January 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Special One?

The Special One?

One joy of having a family grow up around you… you get to subject the young’uns to all the films they haven’t yet seen that you think they should. This has mixed results. And to be honest, it divides along gender lines. The Hunt daughters pour discouraging remarks on the dodgy special effects of past […]

January 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
Science. Not fiction.

Science. Not fiction.

I had a vivid dream the other night. It was recalling a genuine memory of an incident at university, rather than the usual surreal nonsense. This was at a time when only 3% of the young’uns attended college. My course involved heaps of group projects where you had to work with dozens of other students. I […]

January 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The thousand dreams I dreamed.

The thousand dreams I dreamed.

It is time once more for long lazy Christmas lie-ins under the nice warm duvet, what with the entire family at Chez Hunt now either furloughed or put into a mandatory Xmas leave period, so I bid a sad goodbye to the early 6am-ups to elbow my way into the crowded shower rota, and the […]

December 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Paging Doctor Book.

Paging Doctor Book.

I’ve had quite a few readers who are subscribed to my personal newsletter e-mailing or posting in to say thank you to me for mentioning in January 2020 that I was worried about a pandemic sweeping across the world and that I had taken action by selling all my unit trusts and shares in case […]

December 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Scientists, politicians, and hairdressers (choose one).

Scientists, politicians, and hairdressers (choose one).

There was a plot in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books about a colony ship being sent to the stars from an about-to-be-destroyed world, but the whole mission was a practical joke to rid the planet of such supposed unwanted ne’er-do-wells as hairdressers and estate agents. Oddly enough, I can’t remember politicians being on that list […]

December 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Remembrance of all beauty that has been.

Remembrance of all beauty that has been.

I missed honouring National Grandparents Day in October, so let me make up for it here by remembering my father’s dad – who I’m named after. My grandfather fought in the First World War (and was too old for service in the second). Because he worked as a cook in London restaurants before 1916, when […]

November 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Voyage of the Void-Lost (Sliding Void #6).

Voyage of the Void-Lost (Sliding Void #6).

As I think I mentioned before, I’ve started work on the 6th book in the Sliding Void series for you fans of old-school space opera and high adventure hijinks. It’s called ‘Voyage of the Void-Lost‘ and as I’m now 20,000 words in, I have just dropped the work-in-progress into my happy Patreons’ mitts. These novels […]

November 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
I shall watch you, now. I have spoken.

I shall watch you, now. I have spoken.

So, with the psychic weight of a second lockdown here in the UK settling upon our collective shoulders, I finally decided to liven up the family’s viewing during the monotony, and purchase a Disney+ subscription. Now I know there are lots of less than reputable viewing options to nab the Mandalorian online, but I think […]

November 9, 2020 | By | Reply More