Steampunking at the SFX Weekender (and a free book for you, even if you aren’t here)

Well, here I am in a chilly cold North Wales at the SFX Weekender, Europe’s largest and best scifi con, with a great view of the beach and a sea full of oddly lovely looking wind turbines. Tomorrow at 5pm will see the steampunk panel with the UK’s leading writers in the genre.

How do you put the punk into steampunk? [panel discussion]

Moderator: Jonathan Green (Solaris/Abaddon) with:
Robert Rankin (Gollancz)
Karen Grover (and others from the Victorian Steampunk Society?)
Lavie Tidhar (Angry Robot)
Stephen Hunt (Harper Collins)
Sam Stone (Murky Depths)
Raven Dane (Murky Depths).

I’m told that the 6th novel in my Jackelian fantasy series (set in a Victorian-level steampunk future), From the Deep of the Dark, is already shipping from Amazon. Yipee.

And talking of Amazon, if you have a Kindle, you can also download my new spy-fy novella, In the Company of Ghosts, free – but only until this Sunday. Get it here from the UK or here from the USA.


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.

6 thoughts on “Steampunking at the SFX Weekender (and a free book for you, even if you aren’t here)

  • February 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hey, Stephen, the link to “From the Deep of the Dark” is broken, you’ve added before the url…

    And thanks for the free book!

  • February 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hi Vincent – thanks for spotting that (it’s what happens on WordPress when you don’t add a full http:// to a URL – groan). Fixed now. All the best – Stephen.

  • February 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Greetings Stephen,

    Thank you very much for the novella. I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. I remember back in high school, polishing off a novel every three days or so, waiting for my next big box from the Science Fiction Book Club. Where has the time gone? How many novels have I started to write that languish in coma, awaiting conclusion? What a ghastly array of half built Frankensteinian monsters have I left in my wake. I would really like to finish at least one before I kick off into the next dimension. And to be published! Ach, it is too much to hope for. Maybe I’ll just pretend in doesn’t matter, and then get one done just for s**ts and giggles. Every issue of your magazine is inspiration. Gotta act on it. I’ve got to. Thanks. Cheers.

  • February 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Well, Gridsleep, as they say in the US of A… keep the faith!

  • February 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the freebie – “In the Company of Ghosts”. I read it in about 2 days, couldn’t put it down.

    Hurry up with the next one please

  • February 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I’m a-working on it, Jerry, I’m a-working on it!

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