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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2012, 07:35:03 PM »
A fan has made a video book trailer for The Damned Busters.  The sound isn't perfect, but the images put me in mind of early Terry Gilliam.  http://vimeo.com/53294847

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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2012, 10:39:04 PM »
Probably worth crowing about:  I'll have stories in the next issues of both Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  The Asimov's story is "And Then Some", a far-future space opera, while F&SF will carry "Devil or Angel", an urban fantasy set in the afterlife.

These long-running magazines are hard to find on modern newsstands, corporatized distribution services having judged them as yielding not enough of a return on shelf space, but they still deliver excellent short sff fiction, and you can get them on your Kindle.

Where to find them:

Asimov's at http://www.asimovs.com/E-Asimovs.shtml

F&SF at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ZFZ4O8/

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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2012, 10:53:38 AM »
Probably worth crowing about:  I'll have stories in the next issues of both Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  The Asimov's story is "And Then Some", a far-future space opera, while F&SF will carry "Devil or Angel", an urban fantasy set in the afterlife.

These long-running magazines are hard to find on modern newsstands, corporatized distribution services having judged them as yielding not enough of a return on shelf space, but they still deliver excellent short sff fiction, and you can get them on your Kindle.

Where to find them:

Asimov's at http://www.asimovs.com/E-Asimovs.shtml

F&SF at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ZFZ4O8/

There's no probably about it. This is definitely worth crowing about. Congratulations! They're both top markets and far from easy to crack.

It's a shame the magazines are not more easily available in shops in the UK, though Borders used to stock them.

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Asimov's provides a freebie
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2012, 03:34:48 AM »
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine is running the first half of my novelette, "And Then Some," as a free sample:

http://www.asimovs.com/2013_02/exc_story1.shtml

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Nominated for the A.E. Van Vogt Award
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2012, 01:16:13 AM »
My space-opera novel, The Other , featuring my corpulent far-future master criminal Luff Imbry, is on a short list of three for the inaugural A.E. Van Vogt Award.

The award is presented by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association and is named for Canada's only SFWA grandmaster. I don't know when the final decision is made, nor by whom or what process. It was supposed to all have wrapped up in September but I guess there were some first-time glitches.

You can read the first chapter here:  http://www.matthewhughes.org/excerpt-from-the-other/

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Review of The Yellow Cabochon
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2013, 09:24:41 PM »
Stephen Theaker gives my Luff Imbry novella, The Yellow Cabochon, (PS Publishing, 2012), a warm review in his quarterly on-line magazine.  He says, "The plot is clever, surprising with each twist, and the dialogue is sharp, witty, and infused with unusual ideas..." 

http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-yellow-cabochon-by-matthew-hughes.html

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Hell to Pay: first review
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2013, 03:11:43 AM »
Hell to Pay, the third novel in the To Hell and Back series, will be out in a few weeks. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon. And now comes the first review, from the Summer Reading Project blog. Reviewer Annie Smith says, "I love it when an author reveals that there's been a bigger story behind the individual books' plots. Hughes never hid this, but each new book shows new layers and ties them all together."

http://summerreadingproject.blogspot.ca/2013/01/hell-to-pay-by-matthew-hughes.thml

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Re: Matt Hughes
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2013, 09:56:16 AM »
My review of the first two books in the series has been submitted & should be on the BFS website soon. I've claimed the BFS electronic review copy of book three & hope to get to it reasonably soon.

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Backlist and short stories as ebooks
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2013, 03:27:24 AM »
I'm starting to sell my backlist as ebooks.  The store that will open on my web page is still a few days off, but Fools Errant and Fool Me Twice, my first two Archonate novels, are now listed on the Amazon kindle store and on Kobo, at $2.99 each (I haven't figured out how to do two-for pricing yet.)

I've also collected all the Henghis Hapthorn stories in one $2.99 e-volume entitled Nine Tales of Henghis Hapthorn.  It's on Amazon now, and will show up on Kobo tomorrow.  The collection includes the original six stories that ran in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and which led to the three Hapthorn novels.  One of the stories is "Sweet Trap", which ran in F&SF but was also the opening chapter of The Spiral Labyrinth.  The other two are "Fullbrim's Finding", which ran in F&SF after the novels came out, and "The Immersion," which ran in Postscripts.

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Henghis Hapthorn on YouTube
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2013, 07:45:18 PM »
Hereís something of an experiment:  Iíve read the text of the first Henghis Hapthorn story, Mastermindless, (F&SF, March 2004) aloud while the videocam was running and put the result up on YouTube.  The sound quality is not ideal, and the only visual is the homemade title card, plus Iím not a professional voice actor Ė but anybody who wants to listen is welcome to the experience.

All of the Hapthorn stories are now available as a £1.95 ebook from Amazon and Kobo.  Iíll be selling the collection at the same price from my web page in the near future, so those who have a Nook or some other EPUB-format-friendly reader can get them then.  And for the truly old-fashioned, thereíll be a PDF file.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcx3pI-Vzmg&feature=youtu.be

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My ebook shop now open
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2013, 08:28:22 PM »
At long last, and after heroic efforts by web page designer extraordinaire, Bradley W. Schenck, the Archonate ebookstore is now open for business at http://www.matthewhughes.org/the-archonate-bookstore/

At the moment, Iím, selling my first two Archonate novels, Fools Errant and Fool Me Twice, at £1.95 apiece.  As soon as itís formatted, Iíll also be offering Nine Tales of Henghis Hapthorn (collecting all of the Hapthorn stories), at the same price.

Next up will be Template, a standalone Archonate space opera, and a collection of all the Guth Bandar stories.  Theyíll also be priced at £1.95 apiece and should be on sale next month.

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9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2013, 12:30:40 AM »
I'm now selling the collected Henghis Hapthorn short stories that originally appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Postscripts9 Tales of Henghis Hapthorn is priced at £1.95 in mobi and epub formats. A pdf version will follow soon.

http://www.matthewhughes.org/the-archonate-bookstore/

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Excerpt from Hell To Pay
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2013, 07:05:55 PM »
Hell to Pay, the third novel in the To Hell and Back series, will be published in paperback and eformats on February 26 in North America, and a couple of weeks later in the UK.  Chesney's adventures as a demon-assisted costumed crimefighter continue to lead him down ever more tortuous paths.

I've posted the first few thousand words in the Excerpts category of my web page: http://www.matthewhughes.org/excerpt-from-hell-to-pay/

And the first two novels, The Damned Busters and Costume Not Included, were recently reviewed for the BFSby David Brzeski:  http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/reviews/the-damned-busterscostume-not-included-by-matthew-hughes-book-review/
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Hapthorn novels available as ebooks
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2013, 09:04:57 PM »
The three Henghis Hapthorn novels -- Majestrum, The Spiral Labyrinth, and Hespira -- are now available as ebooks in Kindle and Epub formats on my web page. The price is $2.99 (£1.95) each.

A pdf format file will follow soon. They'll also be for sale on Amazon and Kobo in the near future.

I once described the Hapthorn stories as "Sherlock Holmes gets mugged by Jack Vance, with P.G. Wodehouse driving the getaway car."

http://www.matthewhughes.org/the-archonate-bookstore/


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Review of Hell to Pay
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2013, 11:11:36 PM »
David Brzeski has given Hell to Pay, the third novel in the To Hell and Back trilogy, a strong review on the British Fantasy Society site.  He says, "The first book in the series was very good, the second was better. The events of those books were leading up to this final volume in the trilogy and itís the best yet."

http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/reviews/hell-to-pay-by-matthew-hughes-book-review/