Stephen Hunt is a fantasy and science fiction author who lives in Spain and the UK. He is best known for his best-selling Jackelian fantasy series of novels from HarperCollins, also the publisher of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in the UK.
The Jackelian world is a fantasy adventure set in a far-future Earth where the passage of time has erased almost all memory of our current world from history. Electricity is now unreliable and classed as a dark power, with many of the nations of the world existing at a Victorian level of development and relying on steam-power, mechanical nanotechnology and biotechnology to survive and prosper.
It is a world of strange creatures, flashing blades, steammen servants, airship battles and high adventure.
Each novel is written as a stand-alone work, but share the same world and many of the same characters who criss-cross between the novels (a technique shared with fellow British fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series).
Foreign language and international editions of the six novels of the Jackelian series have been sold to Tor Books (USA), Albin Michel (France), Verlagsgruppe Random House (Germany), Enterbrain Manga and Anime (Japan), Edições Saída de Emergência (Portugal), Paidós (Spain), AST (Russia), and the Anhui Literature and Art Publishing House (China).
Stephen maintains his own web site over at www.StephenHunt.net and when he is not writing, he can be found indulging in such interests as cooking, gardening, collecting comic-books, and building his collections of genre novels.
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VideosThe Court of the Air
The animation for Stephen Hunt's 2007 fantasy novel from HarperCollins, 'The Court of the Air.'
The Plato Club (Book 2 of 'In the Company of Ghosts')
As an ex-spy rumoured to have gone insane after being held captive by the KGB and tortured for a decade, Agatha Witchley has seen her share of strange cases over the years. But none compares to the faked autoerotic asphyxiation of billionaire Simon Werks, and the sudden trail of death tracking after the American industrialist’s family.
In the Company of Ghosts (Book 1 of In the Company of Ghosts)
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.
Transference Station (Book 2 of the Sliding Void science fiction series)
Are things finally looking up for Captain Lana Fiveworlds? She's managed to reach what passes for civilisation in the wild border systems of the Edge - Transference Station - the largest trading hub in the free worlds. With her ramshackle starship, the Gravity Rose, safely docked, she's now desperately searching for a cargo to stave off bankruptcy.
Sliding Void (Book 1 of the Sliding Void science fiction series)
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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.
Six Against The Stars
As the self-proclaimed biggest coward in the galaxy, Horatio has it easy on what passes for 40th century America. Sadly, he is kidnapped from the court of the King of Earth and taken to the stars. His mission? To protect the universe. He might save it, but he could damage it a little first!
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