About the Geek
1 an unfashionable or socially inept person.
• [with adj. ] a person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest : a computer geek.
2 a carnival performer who does wild or disgusting acts.
ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from the related English dialect geck ‘fool,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gek ‘mad, silly.’
Hal Duncan's debut VELLUM was published in 2005, garnering nominations for the Crawford, Locus, BFS and World Fantasy Award, and winning the Gaylactic Spectrum, Kurd Lasswitz and Tähtivaeltaja. He's since published the sequel INK, the novella "Escape from Hell!", various short stories, and a poetry collection, SONGS FOR THE DEVIL AND DEATH. His latest release is the chapbook, "The A-Z of the Fantastic City," available for pre-order from Small Beer Press.
Hal is represented by Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
A member of the Glasgow SF Writer's Circle, and a columnist at Boomtron, Hal also wrote the lyrics for Aereogramme's “If You Love Me, You'd Destroy Me” and the "gay punk Orpheus" musical, NOWHERE TOWN, staged most awesomely and much to his delight by the University of Chicago Theater Group. Other musical ventures include a stickman slideshow "animation" of his 43 verse sea shanty about the gay pirate gods of Love and Death, "The Ballad of Matelotage and Mutiny." If he was any more prone to throwing himself into left-field projects, he'd probably write a queer adaptation of As You Like It as a screenplay for a John Hughesian high school movie. Oh, wait. He did that too.
Homophobic hatemail once dubbed him "THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!" (sic).
He's getting a t-shirt made up.
Agent email: howard AT morhaimliterary PERIOD com
Direct email: hal AT halduncan PERIOD com
Follow him on Twitter: @Hal_Duncan
Watch him on YouTube: TheSodomiteHalDuncan