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Standard Disclaimer:

This is a brief discussion of Rhys Hughes and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Hughes.

This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Hughes: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)

I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Hughes tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Hughes worthy; in sum, to help you rank Rhys Hughes (and the works by Hughes listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.


Secondary Disclaimer:
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.

A Few Words About Rhys Hughes

Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed farther down this page.

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Other Rhys Hughes Resources

The first and foremost resource is the author's blog, The Spoons That Are My Ears!. Beyond that, there seems considerable buzz, as evidenced by comments, references, one-off reviews of particular books, interviews, and so on . . . but little in general about the man and his work. (There is a short and inadequate Hughes bio/commentary at Bookrags.)

Of those interviews, these are a few:

Another possibly useful resource is the Night Shade Books Rhys Hughes Message Board, which seems intermittantly active and to which Hughes himself often posts.

This is not even close to being an exhaustive list--there are numerous one-off reviews of particular books--it's just to get you started. A good specimen is The Modern Word's review of A new Universal History of Infamy. If you want yet more, Google Is Your Friend.


Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by Rhys Hughes *


(For more possible titles by this prolific author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)


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