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Matt Hughes

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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 sixty-nine 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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Something to Sell

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 3,057 words (12 minutes) · 235 views

Mystery

Mikey, an ambitious burglar, finds a new way to make money. Note: this story was published in 1998, so the technology is a little primitive.

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Stepping Stones

Published Oct 23, 2018 · 4,453 words (17 minutes) · 2 likes · 291 views

Mystery