About Stephen Hunt, fantasy and sci-fi author.

Born in the sixties in North America, Stephen Hunt is a genre writer usually residing in Spain and the UK.

Before embarking on a career in publishing - magazines, newspapers and books - Stephen went to University in the UK, getting a BA (Hons) in Marketing, followed by two years of study at the London Institute (Saint Martins, the London College of Printing, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design and the London College of Fashion).

After running the online operations for various large newspaper and magazine publishers, and the odd bank or two, Stephen found enough success from writing to become an author full-time.

Stephen's early pieces of short fiction - mainly 'cyberpunk' works - started to appear in the early 1990s in various genre magazines such as ProtoStellar, Expanse, Roleplayer Independent and Hologram Tales.

His first book, the fantasy novel 'For the Crown and the Dragon', was published in 1994. It went on to sell thousands of copies in paperback and got praise in reviews as diverse as Locus, the Guardian, Science Fiction Chronicle, Arcane, Broadsword and various other newspapers and genre titles.

The novel and its related short fiction sparked a sub-genre, flintlock fantasy, which crosses the tropes of Georgian and Napoleonic history with the conventions of the fantasy universe.

His novels are now published by HarperCollins in the UK alongside their two other fantasy best-sellers, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis. In the USA, Tor publishes Stephen's work. Check the links page for details of his various foreign language publishers.

The Court of the Air

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

The Rise of the Iron Moon

Apart from visiting his relatives in New York and spending time with his family in the UK and Spain, Stephen enjoys painting, Spanish cooking, shooting, reading, collecting comics, comic art and pulp works, and generally nerding about on his PC and Mac.

Stephen Hunt's novels - USA