Stephen Hunt: genre author: fantasy, science fiction, horror, crime and thrillers
Epic fantasy adventures set in a far-future Earth where society has just emerged from an ice age, clinging onto a Victorian level of technology. The world is littered with the ruins and relics of what has gone before, and mankind shares their kingdoms with genetically mutated humans, imported alien species and a wise race of self-evolving robots, the steammen. The Kingdom of Jackelia (the UK as it was) is beset on all sides by its enemies, domestic and foreign.
The Court of the Air (Book 1).
The Kingdom Beyond the Waves (Book 2).
The Rise of the Iron Moon (Book 3).
Secrets of the Fire Sea (book 4).
Jack Cloudie (book 5).
From the Deep of the Dark (book 6).
An exciting new fantasy trilogy coming from Gollancz (Orion/Hachette Libre). The first book of the series will be published in June 2014, with the next two volumes in 2015 and 2016. More details coming soon.
Captain Lana Fiveworlds has a hell of a lot of problems. She's sliding void in an ageing seven-hundred-year-old space ship, scrabbling around the edges of civilised space trying to find a cargo lucrative enough to pay her bills without proving so risky that it'll kill her. She's got an alien religious freak for a navigator, an untrustworthy android for a first mate, a disgraced lizard for a trade negotiator and a deserter from the fleet acting as her chief engineer. And that was well before an ex-crewman turns up wanting Lana to rescue a barbarian prince from a long-failed colony world. Unfortunately for Lana, the problems she doesn't know about are even more dangerous. In fact, they just might be enough to destroy Lana's rickety but much-loved vessel, the Gravity Rose, and jettison her and her crew into the void without a spacesuit. But there's one thing you can never tell an independent space trader. That's the odds...
Sliding Void (book 1).
Transference Station (book 2).
Red Sun Bleeding (book 3).
Agatha Witchley used to be a spy in the Cold War, but now she's locked up in the UK's premier maximum-security mental institution. She believes that the ghosts of the celebrity dead visit her padded cell and whisper the world's secrets in her ears. Which is a big problem for the British government, because she's the only one who can help them when an American billionaire is murdered in London in one of the strangest killings yet. The Home Secretary needs the case locked down and solved before the entrepreneur's death becomes public knowledge and economic chaos ensures. The woman he has in mind for the job might be paranoid, she might be lethal, she might half-insane and drawing a pension, but it's amazing how you can forgive that in a genius when it's a genius's help you need. Yes, the security forces need Agatha Witchley again. It's just the ghosts of Churchill, Elvis and Groucho Marx they could do without.
In the Company of Ghosts (book 1).
The Plato Club (book 2).
Secrets of the Moon (book 3) - TBC
For the Crown and the Dragon (novel).
The Ruffler and the Highwayman (graphic novel).
The Alien that Ate Christmas (illustrated short story).
Links and stuff: Where the ebook version of the work exists, I have linked to that, as they rarely go out of print. The print versions of the book - paperback, hardback, new, second-hand etc, are usually listed on the same page by most retailers. All my novellas & own bits and bobs are DRM free (my novels from large publishers don't tend to be, though). My novellas can be purchased on Amazon and converted to epub format using Calibre.
Stephen Hunt's novels - USA