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Hughes, Rhys

Overview
Works: 34 works in 49 publications in 3 languages and 280 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Horror tales  Steampunk fiction  Tall tales 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6108.U36, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rhys Hughes
A new universal history of infamy by Rhys Hughes( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bloodthirsty despots, fleabitten pirates, slick con-men and other knaves and tyrants make a memorable rogues gallery in this fetching miscellany of pseudo-biographical essays. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges's 1935 satire "Historia Universal de la Infamia"--Publishers Weekly
Twisthorn Bellow by Rhys Hughes( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere near Milkwood by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smell of telescopes by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rawhead & Bloody Bones and Elusive Plato by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyelidiad by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys beyond advice by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from a lost anthology by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Link arms with toads! by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Gum by Rhys Hughes( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bone idle in the Charnel House : a collection of weird stories by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this substantial collection of new and reprinted stories, Hughes displays the literary skills that have brought him a wide and devoted readership
Orpheus on the underground by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worming the harpy and other bitter pills by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The percolated stars by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captains stupendous, or : the fantastical family faraway by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance with capsicum : and other piquant assignations by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crystal cosmos by Rhys Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an infinity of universes, where everything must happen, there exists one cosmos that is particularly strange. And not only strange but of immeasurable value. ... [This is] high-concept space opera to die for"--Publisher's description
Poe's progeny : an anthology of contemporary stories inspired by classic dark fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Too often contemporary horror fiction denies, forgets, or is even unaware of its roots in classic dark literature. The man legitimately called the father of the genre, Edgar Allan Poe, thrust terror into the soul of humanity, while his illegitimate descendants located it in the cosmos, across nations, in science, through history, in nature, in the city--in short, wherever people come together. ... This book aims to show how the ideas and techniques of the greats might be utilised to explore the modern world. Here you'll find neither pastiche nor period prose, rather thoroughly contemporary visions whose aging, tell-tale heart still beats with dismaying memory of the past and irrepressible fear for the future"--Page 4 of cover
The truth spinner : the complete adventures of Castor Jenkins by Rhys Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirrors in the deluge by Rhys Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mirrors in the Deluge is a collection of 32 unrelated stories that take elements from fantasy, science fiction, horror and other genres and give them a lateral shift. Like much of Rhys' work these quirky tales between them encompass parody, pastiche and puns.The fun, as ever, starts with the title of each story - gently leading an unsuspecting reader into preconceived ideas and expectations; expectations that are soon spun around, turned on their head (or other extremities), and pushed in an unexpected direction. Thus, a saunter merely through the contents page is already a hugely entertaining experience and one more akin to savouring the hors d'oeuvres of a grand feast than consulting a list of shortcuts into a literary tome. In fact, the gastronomic metaphor serves us well here; the courses on offer range from tantalising tuck to a gourmand's repast, but never mere vittles - perhaps the way to enjoy this book is to digest one story, three times a day (four if you're a halfling who needs second breakfast), rather than trying to gorge on all the available delights and delicacies at one sitting. To complete this gourmet's guide, a tempting sampling of the stories must include:The Soft Landing, a unique story told from the perspective of a photon;Travels with my Antinomy, how do you solve a paradox when you're part of it?;Vanity of Vanities, the internet achieves consciousness and takes over, but with very different consequences than you might imagine;The Fairy and the Dinosaur, in which a fairy can't find what she wants for her picnic in the goblin market, is offered cloned prehistoric plums but turns to a time-travelling robot to go back to the age of the dinosaurs and eat an original plum.Other titles to tempt you include The Martian Monocles, The Prodigal Beard, A Dame Abroad, The Unkissed Artist Formerly Known as Frog, The Goat That Gloated, The Taste of Turtle Tears, The Bones of Jones, and The Haggis Eater
 
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A new universal history of infamy
Alternative Names
Hughes, Rhys H. (Rhys Henry)

Rhys Hughes Brits sciencefictionschrijver

Rhys Hughes velšský spisovatel

Rhys Hughes Welsh writer

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Twisthorn BellowNowhere near MilkwoodThe smell of telescopesRawhead & Bloody Bones and Elusive PlatoStories from a lost anthologyLink arms with toads!The percolated starsThe crystal cosmosPoe's progeny : an anthology of contemporary stories inspired by classic dark fiction