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Hughes, Matthew 1949-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 2,107 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Humorous stories  Biography  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.H763, 813.6
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Publications about Matthew Hughes
Publications by Matthew Hughes
Most widely held works by Matthew Hughes
Majestrum : a tale of Henghis Hapthorn by Matthew Hughes( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 312 libraries worldwide
The scientific method and a well-calibrated mind have long served freelance discriminator Henghis Hapthorn, but the universe is shifting away from logic and reasen towards a new age of sympathetic association, better known as magic. This change is evidenced by the transformation of Hapthorns electronic integrator into a small fruit-eating creature and the splitting of Hapthorn's own personality into two distinct beings sharing one body. When Hapthorn is hired by Loard Afre to investigate the motives of his daughter's new companion, a young man of indeterminate circumstances, he takes the job expecting it to allow him the opportunity to explore and understand his changing universe. Little does he realize, but the path of discovery will lead to deeper questions, amysterious assignment from the Archon himself, and the ancient and powerful secret name
Hespira : a tale of Henghis Hapthorn by Matthew Hughes( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Old Earth's foremost freelance discriminator Henghis Hapthorn is drawn into a quest across the Ten Thousand Worlds by a mysterious woman
Black Brillion : a novel of the Archonate by Matthew Hughes( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Boro Harkless has devoted his life to the service of the Archonite Bureau of Security, the force tasked with keeping the peace among and within the city-states of Old Earth. An idealist driven by the memory of his heroic father, he comes to the city of Sherit, seeking the notorious Luff Imbry. Luff Imbry has devoted his life to the enjoyment of wealth. A gourmet, a charmer, and an ever-so-stylish fop, he has come to the city of Sherit to pursue a new fortune. Not, mind you, his own, for Luff is also a mountebank, swindler, and forger of the first water. Tossed together by circumstance, they form an uneasy truce when they discover a common goal: capturing the grandest con-man of them all, Horselan Gebbling. Gebbling, who made off with Imbry's previous fortune, is posing as Father Olwyn, Sacerdotal Eminence of the Assembly of Tangible Unity, and has chosen as his prey the victims of the first new disease in millennia, the invariably fatal ailment known as the lassitude. Dangled in front of the victims is the fabled relic of past glories, the gemstone called black brillion. About black brillion, learned men agree on only two things: it can do anything, and it doesn't exist. But Gebbling boasts of having it, and its effects on the lassitude are nothing short of magical. Riding a landship across the unnatural prairie known as the Swept, Boro and Luff get caught up in an ever-growing tangle of mysteries. Nonsense chants lead to miracle cures. Guests end up crushed beneath the ship's giant wheels. The crew have secrets of their own. The dangers are not merely physical. On the ship is a no & ouml;naut, an explorer of the Commons, the dream realm which contains the memories and emotions of hundreds of thousands of years of human existence. Something in the Commons is calling to Boro to claim him for its own. What lurks beneath the Swept' What hides within the Commons, eager to come out' And exactly what game is Gebbing playing' Filled with dollops of drollery and an ancient evil, Black Brillion is a science fantasy caper that grows into a metaphysical exploration of the human psyche. Matt Hughes has crossed Jack Vance with Carl Jung to come up with a bold new novel of life on an Earth grown older by millions of years. This is the third novel in the Archonate series, following Fools Errant and Fool Me Twice. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Songs of the Dying Earth ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Thank you, Mr. Vance / Dean Koontz -- Preface / Jack Vance -- The True vintage of Erzuine Thale / Robert Silverberg -- Grolion of Almery / Matthew Hughes -- The Copsy Door / Terry Downling -- Caulk the witch-chaser / Liz Williams -- Inescapable / Mike Resnick -- Abrizonde / Walter Jon Williams -- The Traditions of Karzh / Paula Volsky -- The Final quest of the Wizard Sarnod / Jeff Vandermeer -- The Green bird / Kage Baker -- The Last golden thread / Phyllis Eisenstein -- An Incident at Uskvesk / Elizabeth Moon -- Sylgarmo's Proclamation / Lucius Shepard -- The Lamentably comical tragedy (or the laughably tragic comedy) of Lixal Laoavee / Tad Williams -- Guyal the Curator / John C. Wright -- The Good magician / Glenn Cook -- The Return of the Fire Witch / Elizabeth Hand -- The Collegeum of Mauge / Byron Tetrick -- Evillo the Cunning / Tanith Lee -- The Guiding nose of Ulf?nt Banderoz / Dan Simmons -- Frogskin cap / Howard Waldrop -- A Night at Tarn House / George R.R. Martin -- An Invocation of incuriosity / Neil Gaiman
The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"After accidentally summoning a demon while playing poker, the normally mild-mannered Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world, and that actually turns out to be a really bad thing"--P. [4] of cover
Costume not included by Matthew Hughes( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Chesney's efforts to Save The Day and Win the Girl make slow progress. Meanwhile, Boss Greeley's deal with the Devil makes him ever-stronger, and untouchable, while the Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems... File Under: Fantasy [ Everything's Meta | Britney's Peers | Dance With The Devil | The Demonic Duo ] e-book ISBN: 978-0-85766-140-1 From the Paperback edition
The other by Matthew Hughes( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
"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"--P. [4] of cover
Hell to pay by Matthew Hughes( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Meet Chesney Arnstruther: once a mild-mannered insurance actuary, now a full-time crime-fighting superhero. Meet Xaphan, wise-cracking demon and the source of (almost) all of Chesney's powers. Meet Arthur Wrigley, a modest yet charming older gentleman whose nasty little hobby is fleecing innocent widows. Meet Simon Magus, ancient mystic and magician from Biblical times now very much enamoured of Vegas, baby. And pray you never meet the Chikkichikk, a proud and ancient race of, well, warrior dinosaurs, from the universe that God made then rejected before He started monkeying around with this one. Whatever the hell is going on, this is definitely the third book in the wondrous To Hell & Back saga
Songs of the dying earth stories in honor of Jack Vance ( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
This anthology has assembled distinguished authors to write stories in honor of the genius of Jack Vance, stories using the bizarre and darkly beautiful far future setting of the Dying Earth, near the very end of Earth's lifespan, where mighty wizards duel with spells of dreadful potency under a waning and almost burnt-out red sun, and adventurers and cutpurses strive to hoodwink and out-trick each other in haunted forests full of demons and monsters strange almost beyond comprehension
The Gist hunter and other stories by Matthew Hughes( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The first collection by writer Matthew Hughes, and the perfect companion to his acclaimed novel Black Brillion, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories features nine stories taking place in the universe of The Archonate, as well as four non-series stories. The stories of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's "foremost freelance discriminator," combine mystery and science fantasy while simultaneously recalling the arch irony of Gene Wolfe and the sly fancies of Jack Vance
Fool me twice by Matthew Hughes( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
After returning from his quest to save the world from his uncle, Filidor Vesh now stumbles blindly through an attempt to squelch the machinations of a would-be political usurper. As a result, he must contend with evil agents as well as his true love
Breaking trail by Len Marchand( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The commons by Matthew Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Old Earth's Institute for Historical Inquiry has mapped the collective unconscious of the human race for 100,000 years. They have encountered all the archetypal figures - the Wise Man and the Fool, the Destroyer and the Redeemer - the "usual suspects" that populate the myths and legends at the back of the human mind. And now young Guth Bandar suspects the collective unconscious has become aware of itself. Worse, it has an agenda. And worst of all, it can force Bandar to go deep into the darkest forests of the mind, where the only escape from madness is death"--Page 4 of cover
Template : a novel of the Archonate by Matthew Hughes( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Gullible's travels by Matthew Hughes( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Song of the serpent by Matthew Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"To an experienced rogue like Krunzle the Quick, the merchant nation of Druma is full of treasures just waiting to be liberated. Yet when the fast-talking scoundrel gets caught stealing from one of the powerful prophets of Kalistrade, his only option is to undertake a dangerous mission to recover the merchant lord's runaway daughter--and the magical artifact she took with her...."--Publisher
Downshift by Matthew Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The damned busters To Hell and Back Trilogy, Book 1 by Matthew Hughes( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
After accidentally summoning a demon while playing poker, the normally mild-mannered Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world ' and that actually turns out to be a really bad thing. There's only one thing for it. Satan offers Chesney the ultimate deal ' sign the damned contract, and he can have his heart's desire. And thus the strangest superhero duo ever seen ' in Hell or on Earth ' is born! Book one of the To Hell & Back saga is a riotous fantasy from the acclaimed author of the Henghis Hapthorn stories. File Under: Fantasy [ Expletives Deleted | Up, Up And Away | Endless Loveliness | Writer of Life ]
Quartet & triptych by Matthew Hughes( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Year's best SF 10 by David G Hartwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A banner year for speculative fiction has yielded a crop of superb short form SF. Now the very best to appear over the past twelve months has been amassed into one extraordinary volume by acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, offering bold visions of days to come that are bright, triumphant, breathtaking, and strikingly unique. Once more, celebrated masters of the field join with exciting new voices to sing of explorations and invasions, grand technological accomplishments, amazing flights into the unknown, horrors and miracles, and the human condition. Welcome to amazing worlds that could be -- and, perhaps, sooner than you have ever dared to imagine. New tales from: -Gregory Benford -Terry Bisson -James Patrick Kelly -Pamela Sargent -Jack McDevitt -Gene Wolfe -and more
 
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