Matthew Hughes

I'm writing fantasy and science fiction, often in a Jack Vance mode.

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The name I answer to is Matt Hughes. I write science fiction, fantasy and suspense fiction. To keep the genres separate, I now use my full name, Matthew Hughes, for sff, and the shorter form for the crime stuff. I also write media tie-ins as Hugh Matthews. I've won the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, and have been shortlisted for the Aurora, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Endeavour (twice), A.E. Van Vogt, and Derringer Awards. I was born seventy years ago in Liverpool, England, but my family moved to Canada when I was five. I've made my living as a writer all of my adult life, first as a journalist, then as a staff speechwriter to the Canadian Ministers of Justice and Environment, and -- from 1979 until a few years back- as a freelance corporate and political speechwriter in British Columbia.

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Widow's Mite

Published Nov 2, 2018 · 560 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 320 views

Fantasy Horror

A little dark fantasy flash.

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Wearaway and Flambeau

Published Oct 3, 2018 · 8,862 words (33 minutes) · 3 likes · 752 views

Fantasy Humor

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Greeves and the Evening Star

Published Sep 12, 2018 · 10,687 words (39 minutes) · 2 likes · 522 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction

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Not a Problem

Published Sep 3, 2018 · 1,959 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 379 views

Fantasy Humor Satire

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The Meaning of Luff

Published Aug 5, 2018 · 3,941 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 677 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

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