Matthew (Matt) Hughes
Matthew (Matt) Hughes writes science-fantasy and crime fiction.
His novels are Downshift (Doubleday Canada, 1997), Fools Errant and Fool Me Twice (Warner Aspect, 2001), Black Brillion (Tor, 2004), Majestrum (Night Shade Books, 2006), The Commons (Robert J. Sawyer Books, 2007), The Spiral Labyrinth (Night Shade Books, 2007), Template (PS Publishing, 2008 and Paizo Publishing, 2010), and Hespira (Night Shade Books, 2009), The Damned Busters (Angry Robot Books, 2011), Costume Not Included (Angry Robot Books, 2012),The Other (Underland Press, 2011), Song of the Serpent (Paizo Publishing, 2012), Hell to Pay (Angry Robot Books, 2013).
His short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s, Asimov’s, Blue Murder, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Postscripts, Storyteller, Interzone and a number of “Year’s Best” anthologies. Night Shade Books published his short story collection, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories, in 2005.
A series of novella chapbooks, featuring Hughes’s far-future master criminal, Luff Imbry, began appearing from PS Publishing in 2010. The first title is Quartet & Triptych, the second is The Yellow Cabochon (2012) and the third is Of Whimsies and Noubles (2013).
Formerly a journalist, he became staff speechwriter to the Canadian Ministers of Justice and Environment in the Pierre Trudeau government of 1974-79, then spent more than twenty-five years as a freelance speechwriter for Canadian corporate executives and political leaders. At present, he is augmenting a fiction writer's uncertain income by housesitting.
He has won the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada, and has been short-listed for the Aurora, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, and Derringer Awards.
His web page is at http://www.matthewhughes.org.
For a complete bibliography, see www.matthewhughes.org/matthew-hughes-bibliography/
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