The eminent Canadian SFF editor and critic, Dr. Robert Runté, has reviewed Barbarians of the Beyond  for The Ottawa Review of Books.  He says, “As a fan of both Hughes and [Jack] Vance, I found it an eerie read. It is not just that the novel is set in Vance’s universe, or that the action takes up where Vance’s series left off, it’s that Hughes is writing as Vance, channelling him as only a true disciple could. And yet…it was unmistakably a Matthew Hughes novel too. As collaborations go, I cannot imagine a more cohesive blending of two masters, Hughes building onto—but also staying true to—Vance’s original vision.”