Hal Duncan

Hal Duncan

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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1971



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Hal Duncan is the author of Vellum, which was a finalist for both the William H. Crawford Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He is a member of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle. He lives in the West End of Glasgow.

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My first Patreon reading is now posted for patrons to enjoy and/or download in video and/or audio, depending on reward level, so if anyone out there fancies a wee story for their Friday evening fun, go ye and make a pledge. A promise of even just a dollar a work should, as I understand it, get you access to the poststream, where you can currently see me resplendent in Rat Pack black suit,
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Average rating: 3.55 · 3,800 ratings · 533 reviews · 45 distinct works · Similar authors
Vellum (The Book of All Hou...
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Ink (The Book of All Hours,...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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Escape from Hell!
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Songs for the Devil and Death
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Sybil's Garage No. 7
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An A-Z of the Fantastic City
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Scruffians! Stories of Bett...
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Die! Vampire! Die!
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“We are our own worst enemies. How banal and trite that sounds, but [...] have come to believe that all the greatest truths are trite and banal, when spoken aloud in their simplest and most honest terms. Perhaps they can only be imparted in the Cant, in a language which writes itself onto your heart so that you understand not just the words but all the shattering ramifications of of a sentence which, when heard without true understanding, seems quite risibly simplistic.
We are our own worst enemies.
People die.”
Hal Duncan, Ink

“But the bigots always see those whom they hate as morally corrupt, as if they confuse their own aesthetics of disgust and fear with actual ethical critique, rationalizing their emotional response, and enforcing their moral certainties with passion, establishing them-selves, subtly or brutally, as arbiters of reason.”
Hal Duncan, Vellum

“A burning map. Every epic, my friend Jack used to say, should start with a burning map. Like in the movies. Fucking flames burning the world away; that's the best thing about all those old films, he said -- when you see this old parchment map just ... getting darker and darker in the centre, crisping, crinkling until suddenly it just ... fwoom.”
Hal Duncan


JULY FANTASY: This poll decides which 2 books move on to the run-off poll for the July Fantasy Book of the Month.

  26 votes, 31.0%

  25 votes, 29.8%

  14 votes, 16.7%

  11 votes, 13.1%

  8 votes, 9.5%


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