Hal Duncan

Biography

Hal Duncan is the author of VELLUM and INK, more recently TESTAMENT, and numerous short stories, poems, essays, even some musicals. Homophobic hatemail once dubbed him "THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!" (sic), and you can find him online at http://www.halduncan.com, on Twitter as @Hal_Duncan, or at his Patreon for readings, revelling in that role.

Where to find Hal Duncan online


Where to buy in print


Series

Fabbles
Like fugitives from the musical Oliver! by way of Clive Barker, like some queer punk bastard brat born of Neil Gaiman and William Burroughs, the anarchic Scruffians should appeal to readers of dark fantasy with a wicked sense of black humour and a fierce passion for social justice. Wielding whimsy in the service of satire, with a wink to Peter Pan, a nod to The Borribles, and a salute to Sweeney Todd, this is punk fiction for yer inner feral child. “The post- post- modern Victorian fables that comprise Hal Duncan’s A Scruffian Survival Guide inhabit a unique dark fantasy world – a feral dream. The language is mad genius.” — Jeffrey Ford on A Scruffian Survival Guide “Hal Duncan's cheeky and charming Scruffian stories hide a steely shiv of inspection that digs uncompromisingly into the ribs of the establishment. This latest volume, populated as always with wonderful characters old and new, deepens that exploration and brings it bang up to date. I loved every word of it.” — Neil Williamson on A Scruffian Survival Guide

A Scruffian Primer

Price: Free!

A Scruffian Feastiary

Price: $1.99 USD.

A Scruffian Survival Guide

Price: $2.99 USD.

A Scruffian Funferal

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

A Scruffian Funferal
Series: Fabbles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Waifs of history put under the Stamp. Fixed imperishable to skivvy forever for the groanhuffs. Scarpered to live wild, fight back, liberate every scruff still in chains. So sharpen yer shivs, scamps, and get ready to rumble. It's time for a little old school Halloween fun, on the night when every scruff is hellion and every groanhuff best be scared.
A Scruffian Survival Guide
Series: Fabbles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,250. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Urchins scrobbled down the centuries from yer poor & persecuted. Foundlings Fixed in imperishable waifhood by the Stamp, sold to rich groanhuffs as child labour. Hellions with spirits as resilient as their flesh, less like to cower from a kick than nick yer boot, hamstring yer & fuckin leg it. That's what it is to be a Scruffian, mate. So cosy in, scamps, & hark to the fabbler of this here crib...
A Scruffian Feastiary
Series: Fabbles. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fixed imperishable by the Stamp, sold as slaves, escaped to run wild, fight dirty and plot revenge, Scruffians might look no more'n filthy guttersnipes, but it's a daft groanhuff who crosses em. From the Children's Crusades to the chimney sweeps of Ripper Vicky's London, from Jack Scallywag to the Beast of Buskerville, Scruffians have learnt the hard way to carry a shiv and mind yer mate's back...
A Scruffian Primer
Series: Fabbles. Price: Free! Words: 12,930. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Like fugitives from the musical Oliver! by way of Clive Barker, or some queer punk bastard spawn of Neil Gaiman & William Burroughs, the Scruffians should appeal to readers of dark fantasy with a wicked sense of blackest humour. Wielding whimsy in service of satire, with a wink to Peter Pan, a nod to The Borribles, & a salute to Sweeney Todd, this is punk fiction for yer inner feral child.

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