Matthew Hughes: the Archonate

Matthew Hughes

The name I answer to is Matt Hughes. I write fantasy and suspense fiction. To keep the two genres separate, I now use my full name, Matthew Hughes, for fantasy, and the shorter form for the crime stuff. I also write media tie-ins as Hugh Matthews.

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Interview on Lightspeed

Along with the release of “Hapthorn’s Last Case, I’ve also done an Author Spotlight interview with Lightspeed magazine.



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Henghis Hapthorn is back!

Henghis Hapthorn is back!
“Hapthorn’s Last Case,” a 10,000-word novelette that carries on from the end of the third Hapthorn novel, HESPIRA, is now available for a free read in Lightspeed magazine.
There is also a podcast audio version.
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Novel-writing workshop at VCon

I’m going to be doing a novel-writing workshop at VCon, Vancouver’s annual sf con, the weekend of October 5 – 7.  Charles Stross may be doing it as well (he’s GoH at the con).

Participation will be limited.  Prospective participants need to send the first 3,000 words of their novels to the organizer, Canadian megafan, R. Graeme Cameron at polar(dot)borealis(dot)magazine(at)gmail(dot)com as soon as possible.  Deadline for receiving submissions will be September 7.

Don’t send anything to me.

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Interview in F&SF

I’ve got a Dying Earthesque story in the July/August issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  I’ve done an interview with Stephen Mazur about the story’s unusual genesis.

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My new business cards

Since I’m going to be attending cons again (WorldCon’s still a maybe), I asked the talented artist, and Tor author in his own write, Bradley W. Schenck, to do me up some business cards in his retro-SF style.

I think they’re pretty cool, so now I’m going to get him to do me some bookmarks, too.

His web site is

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