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The Damned Busters -- Guardian review
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2011, 09:43:34 AM »
Keith Brooke has give The Damned Busters a nice little review in The Guardian:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/07/damned-busters-matthew-hughes-review

The first chapter is here:  http://www.archonate.com/db

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First chapter of new novel
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2011, 10:10:05 AM »
The first chapter of The Other, due out from Underland Press November 15, is here:  http://www.archonate.com/other

Here's the publsher's blurb:

"Meet Luff Imbry, an insidiously clever confidence man . . . He likes good wine, good food, and good stolen goods, and he always maintains the upper hand. When a business rival gets the drop on him, he finds himself abandoned on Fulda—a far-off, isolated world with a history of its own. Unable to blend in and furious for revenge, Imbry has to rely on his infamous criminal wit to survive Fulda’s crusade to extinguish The Other."

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Henghis Hapthorn novels
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 11:05:51 AM »
The three Henghis Hapthorn novels -- Majestrum The Spiral Labyrinth, and Hespira --are now available from the Kindle store on Amazon.

You can read the first chapter of each for free at:

http://www.archonate.com/majestrum
http://www.archonate.com/spiral-labyrinth
http://www.archonate.com/hespira

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Interview in Theaker's Quarterly
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2011, 12:10:36 PM »
Stephen Theaker has interviewed me in issue 39 of Theaker's Quarterly Fiction:  http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/

He also reviews all three of my Henghis Hapthorn novels, saying:  "Reading all three together like this was one of the most pleasurable reading experiences of my life."

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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
Yes, it was right up there..! I've been thinking since about other favourite reading experiences...

- First time reading the Stainless Steel Rat books (after hearing about them in Blake's 7 monthly!)

- Reading the Planet of Adventure omnibus edition

- Crying over the dwarfs that die at the end of The Hobbit

- Reading The Dark Knight Returns overnight on the coach on a school trip to France (my first proper graphic novel)

- Reading Lyonesse during a manic first month at university

- A bit later, finding Stanislaw Lem's books and the SF Encyclopedia in the university library

- Finishing The Count of Monte Cristo in French

I could go on (and probably will at some point in a blog!), but the experience of reading these three was right up there with my favourites. Thank you!

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Advice for writers
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 10:46:19 AM »
Last year, I started a blog to give practical advice to emerging genre writers on matters like writing scenes, show-don't-tell, and creating character.  I had to put it in hibernation for a while, because a reliable internet connection, here in southern Italy where I'm housesitting, proved hard to sustain.  But now I've got a good, seemingly permanent connection, so I've brought the blog back to life.

http://archonate.blogspot.com/

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Philip K Dic Award nomination
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 10:04:06 PM »
My space opera novel, The Other, has been shortlisted for the PKD Award.  The first chapter is at http://www.archonate.com/other

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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2012, 09:22:28 AM »
Oh well done!

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Luff Imbry stories in Angry Robot eBook store -- @59p
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2012, 01:02:58 PM »
I seem to be posting here every other day, but synchonicity is a demanding taskmaster.

Just days after The Other was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, seven short stories about protagonist Luff Imbry -- the corpulent master thief, forger and con man of the far-future Old Earth in its penultimate age -- have become available at the Angry Robot eBook store.

They're available in various e-formats for a mere 59p each.  If you take all seven you can add three more from other authors and have your own mini-anthology for £3.49.

The stories were previously published in Postscripts, F&SF and the tribute anthology Forbidden Planets. 

http://www.angryrobotstore.com/short-fiction/order/2/

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Re: Luff Imbry stories in Angry Robot eBook store -- @59p
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2012, 03:43:51 PM »
They're available in various e-formats for a mere 59p each.  If you take all seven you can add three more from other authors and have your own mini-anthology for £3.49.

The stories were previously published in Postscripts, F&SF and the tribute anthology Forbidden Planets. 

http://www.angryrobotstore.com/short-fiction/order/2/


What a brilliant idea. Well done Angry Robot.

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More advice for writers -- confabulation
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2012, 05:45:30 PM »
Some more advice for writers posted on my blog.  This one's about confabulation:
http://archonate.blogspot.com/2012/01/our-friend-confabulation.html

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To Hell and Back: Costume Not Included excerpt
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2012, 08:44:37 PM »
Costume Not Included, the second novel in the To Hell and Back series, is now in stores.  I've posted an excerpt from the opening chapters on my web page:  http://www.archonate.com/costume

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New web page
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2012, 06:31:53 PM »
I've launched a new web page at http://www.matthewhughes.org with excerpts from my work, review quotes, news, and some practical how-to advice for writers.

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Old Venus and Old Mars
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2012, 10:35:46 PM »
Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin are putting together Old Venus, another of their wonderful themed anthologies, this one collecting stories set in the swampy, rainy Venus that used to exist in science fiction, before real scientists sent probes that proved what a dry, searing, poisonous hellhole it really is. Having written them a Bradbury pastiche on short notice when somebody pulled out of the Old Mars antho, I dared myself to try writing a Jeeves and Bertie story involving a 1920s-vintage rocket trip to Venus. To avoid copyright complications with the P.G. Wodehouse estate, I’ve changed the characters’ names, so the story is entitled “Greeves and the Evening Star.” Gardner and George have just bought it — “with enthusiasm,” as they so kindly put it. Old Mars should be out next year, and Old Venus in 2014.