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Matt Hughes
Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 03:09 pm:   

The first 15,000 words of the first Hapthorn book, touching off from the events in "The Gist Hunter," are available here.

Also, plans are afoot to have the entire text available as a free download under a Creative Commons licence. It should be all set up in time for the October release of the hardcover and limited editions.

The limited, btw, contains a bonus 9,000-word Hapthorn story, "Sweet Trap."
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Rande G. Jacobson
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 05:54 pm:   

Hello Matthew,
Shame on you!!!!! Do you know how HARD it is NOT to read the first 15,000 words to Majestrum. I can't read just a bit of a story, I have to have the whole story in front of me.
I just finished FOOLS ERRANT. A fun read. I got a kick out of the DISCOURSES AND EDIFICATIONS OF LIW OSFEO. Bought it at abebooks. Going to start FOOL ME TWICE soon.
Rande G. Jacobson
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   

If you like Osfeo, look for the tales of the sufi mullah Nasruddin. The Afghan author Idries Shah translated many of them.
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Rande G. Jacobson
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 06:47 am:   

Hi,
I checked out different sites about sufi mullah Nasruddin. Boy, every culture must take those tales and mold them into jokes and stories for themselves. All through my life I've read and heard those stories without ever hearing of Nasruddin. Nothing new under the sun I guess.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 10:19 am:   

Something I learned as a speechwriter: if you want a thought to circulate, turn it into a joke. People tell each other jokes and pass them on, even to strangers. I suspect that Russian humor was largely responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Rande G. Jacobson
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 05:48 pm:   

Hello Matthew,
How do you pronounce "Archonate"?
Is it Arch o nate
or is it Ar cho nate?
Thanks for your time.
Rande G. Jacobson
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 09:04 pm:   

ARK-'n-ate

But I've no idea how the Archon pronounces it.
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Rande G. Jacobson
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2006 - 03:30 am:   

Thanks, I should have known that. lolol
Rande...
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 10:02 pm:   

The cover art, by World Fantasy Award-winning artist Tom Kidd, is now up on my web site.

Click on the image for a larger view.
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John Schoffstall
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 06:39 am:   

Love the cover!
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Aaron Singleton
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 02:13 pm:   

Hey Matt. I am in the middle of the book you sent me. Your best work yet, if you ask me. I will await your next book like a junkie in withdrawal. Ok, that wasn't funny. At all.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 09:59 am:   

John Joseph Adams has done an interview with me about Majestrum on SCIFI Wire.

Matt Hughes
www.archonate.com/majestrum
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Monday, October 09, 2006 - 02:52 pm:   

There's no stopping this John Joseph Adams guy! He's posted a very warm review of Majestrum on Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show webzine.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 12:18 pm:   

Rick Kleffel gives MAJESTRUM a warm review in his Agony Column (scroll about halfway down the page).
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 05:37 pm:   

MAJESTRUM gets a good review in next week's Publishers Weekly: "Hughes's successful blend of magic, the supernatural and high-tech with Sherlockian deductions (and cryptic observations straight out of Doyle's canon), suggests a long life for Hapthorn."
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Rande G. Jacobson
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 11:25 am:   

Happy dance day. I got Majestrum in the mail today. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 - 08:57 pm:   

John Joseph Adams's e-mail interview with me is now up on SCI FI Weekly.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 03:27 pm:   

Majestrum gets a pretty nice review in the Seattle Times. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've been reviewed in a mainline (i.e., non-genre) US publication.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 03:28 pm:   

A very warm review from Paul Di Filippo on SCIFI.COM.
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jeff hotchkiss
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 05:40 pm:   

Which Idries Shah book do you recommend?
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 11:03 am:   

Try this.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 11:53 am:   

Majestrum made the Locus recommended reading list. So did my novelette "Passion Ploy" in Pete Crowther's anthology, Forbidden Planets.
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 02:51 pm:   

Siobhan Carroll gives Majestrum a generally good review in Strange Horizons. She says, "Hughes's characterization of the detective duo/trio is charming, and his dialogue and ironic turns of phrase skillful; exactly what you want in a series of this kind."

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