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Hal Duncan - Author

About the Author

Hal Duncan was born in 1971, grew up in small-town Ayrshire during the Eighties, and now lives in the West End of Glasgow. He is a member of the Glasgow SF Writer’s Circle, and works part-time as a computer programmer, while completing his follow-up novel, Ink.

Featured books by Hal Duncan

Other books by Hal Duncan

The Land of Somewhere Safe

The Land of Somewhere Safe

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

A Scruffian Primer

A Scruffian Primer

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2017

A Scruffian Feastiary

A Scruffian Feastiary

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2017

Susurrus on Mars

Susurrus on Mars

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

A Scruffian Survival Guide

A Scruffian Survival Guide

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2017

Sodom / New Sodom

Sodom / New Sodom

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2017

A to Z of the Fantastic City

A to Z of the Fantastic City

Author: Hal Duncan Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2016

Sexy, secretive, yet clear-eyed, Duncan brings pop, high, and low cultures together in one handy sometimes amusing sometimes harsh A-to-Z which every bibliophile and armchair adventurer will find to be a necessary guidebook through the temerarious pages of international literature.

Testament (Paperback)

Testament (Paperback)

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Testament

Testament

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2015

Vellum

Vellum

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2015

It's 2017 and the End Days are coming, beings that were once human gathering to fight in one last great war for control of the Vellum - the vast realm of eternity on which our world is just a scratch. But to a draft-dodging Irish angel and a trailer-trash tomboy called Phreedom, it's about to become brutally clear that there's no great divine or diabolic plan at play here, just a vicious battle between the hawks of Heaven and Hell, with humanity stuck in the middle, and where the easy rhetoric of Good and Evil, Order versus Chaos just doesn't apply. Here there are no heroes, no darlings of destiny struggling to save the day, and there are no villains, no dark lords of evil out to destroy the world. Or at least if there are, it's not quite clear which is which. Here, the most ancient gods and the most modern humans are equally fate's fools, victims of their own hubris, struggling to save their own skins, their own souls, but sometimes . . . just sometimes . . . sacrificing everything in the name of humanity. Vellum is a mind-blowing read that's genuinely like nothing you've ever read before. . . The imaginary worlds that he dreams up are stunning. . . Vellum has expanded fantasy's limits like nothing published in years. SFX

Rhapsody Notes on Strange Fictions

Rhapsody Notes on Strange Fictions

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2014

Scruffians Stories of Better Sodomites

Scruffians Stories of Better Sodomites

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Caledonia Dreamin' Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent

Caledonia Dreamin' Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2013

Fabbles: 1

Fabbles: 1

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2013

Meet the Scruffians, workhouse tykes and street arabs scrobbled by the Waiftaker General, dragged to the Institute and put to the Stamp that writes your very soul into your skin. Meet the waifs of Ripper Vicky's Empire, Fixed forever as they are, never ageing, never starving, ever bouncing back to exactly how they were Fixed...the perfect child labour. Now escaped from their chimney sweep and mill owner masters, hiding out in their rookery cribs, surviving as thieves and beggars...and fighting back. Meet Flashjack the hellion and Puckerscruff the urchin; Squirlet Nicely and Vermintrude Toerag; Yapper, the Scruffian who learned to speak Dog; Whelp, the dog Fixed as a Scruffian; and Rake Jake Scallion, not a Scruffian, but the finest friend any scruff ever had. Meet Gobfabbler, the fabbler of this here crib, with his fabbles of Christmas spirit, canine spifflication, and why, only the most important fabble of em all...the fabble of how the Scruffians took the Stamp!

Fabbles: 1

Fabbles: 1

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2013

Meet the Scruffians, workhouse tykes and street arabs scrobbled by the Waiftaker General, dragged to the Institute and put to the Stamp that writes your very soul into your skin. Meet the waifs of Ripper Vicky's Empire, Fixed forever as they are, never ageing, never starving, ever bouncing back to exactly how they were Fixed...the perfect child labour. Now escaped from their chimney sweep and mill owner masters, hiding out in their rookery cribs, surviving as thieves and beggars...and fighting back. Meet Flashjack the hellion and Puckerscruff the urchin; Squirlet Nicely and Vermintrude Toerag; Yapper, the Scruffian who learned to speak Dog; Whelp, the dog Fixed as a Scruffian; and Rake Jake Scallion, not a Scruffian, but the finest friend any scruff ever had. Meet Gobfabbler, the fabbler of this here crib, with his fabbles of Christmas spirit, canine spifflication, and why, only the most important fabble of em all...the fabble of how the Scruffians took the Stamp! SPESHUL EDITION

Caledonia Dreamin' Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent

Caledonia Dreamin' Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Errata

Errata

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2013

Collecting for the first time, and revising for this edition, all four stories in the ERRATA sequence- The City of Rotted Names, The Prince of End Times, The Whenever at the City's Heart, & The Tower of Morning's Bones -this chapbook is a cubist collage of wordplay and worldblazing, a mosaic narrative of the battle for the city of the soul. Here, fans of VELLUM & INK can delve deeper into the mythos of The Book of All Hours, while new readers will find a stand-alone story, a wild ride into the world of a work described as the Guernica of genre fiction.

Fantastique Unfettered #4 (Ralewing)

Fantastique Unfettered #4 (Ralewing)

Author: Hal Duncan, Mike Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/12/2011

Songs for the Devil and Death

Songs for the Devil and Death

Author: Hal Duncan Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2011