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eBook The Gist Hunter and Other Stories ePub

by Matthew Hughes

  • ISBN: 1597800201
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Matthew Hughes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (August 5, 2014)
  • Pages: 247
  • ePub book: 1968 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1306 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 103

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The first collection by writer Matthew Hughes, and the perfect companion to his acclaimed novel Black Brillion, The Gist . Night Shade Books published his short story collection, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories, in 2005

The first collection by writer Matthew Hughes, and the perfect companion to his acclaimed novel Black Brillion, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories features nine stories taking place in the universe of The Archonate, as well as four non-series stories. Night Shade Books published his short story collection, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories, in 2005. He has won the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. His novels and stories regularly make the Locus Magazine annual recommended reading list. Other books in the series. Archonate Universe (1 - 10 of 19 books). Books by Matthew Hughes

The Gist Hunter & Other Stories chronicles nine unique stories set in the Dying Earth-esque planet that expands the universe of Matthew Hughes’s Archonate novels. This series of stories best introduces and plays companion pieces to Black Brillion, Fool Me Twice, and Fools Errant.

The Gist Hunter & Other Stories chronicles nine unique stories set in the Dying Earth-esque planet that expands the universe of Matthew Hughes’s Archonate novels. The tales of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth’s foremost freelance discriminator, combines the best of mystery and science fantasy while recalling the excellence of Gene Wolfe’s arch irony and the witty mannerisms of Jack Vance

Matthew Hughes (born 1949) is a Canadian author who writes science fiction under the name Matthew Hughes . Night Shade Books, publisher of "The Tales of Henghis Hapthorn" series and The Gist Hunter and Other Stories. BNF: cb15608541s (data).

Matthew Hughes (born 1949) is a Canadian author who writes science fiction under the name Matthew Hughes, crime fiction as Matt Hughes and media tie-ins as Hugh Matthews. Prior to his work in fiction, he was a freelance speechwriter for corporate executives and politicians in British Columbia. His Archonate stories and novels have been compared to the works of Jack Vance. Booklist has called him Vance's "heir apparent.

Until now, Hughes' erudite master detective, Hengis Hapthorn, has appeared only in a handful of tales recently collected in The Gist Hunter and Other Stories (2005). Renowned on Old Earth and throughout the Ten Thousand Worlds as the galaxy's foremost discriminator (. private eye), Hapthorn is the far future's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The tales of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth’s “foremost freelance discriminator, combines the best of mystery and science fantasy while recalling the excellence of Gene Wolfe’s arch irony and the witty mannerisms of Jack Vance

The Gist Hunter and Other Stories.

The Gist Hunter and Other Stories. This one, as its extra, explores how and why a religion is created that makes "us" superior to "them. It follows this religion through to its necessary consequences and conclusion. You could write a master's thesis on this novel, for a sociology, comparative religion or ethics degree. The title of the book becomes deeply meaningful about 70 percent through, and the meaning deepens through the climax.

The Gist Hunter & Other Stories. The Gist Hunter & Other Stories chronicles nine unique stories set in the Dying Earth-esque planet that expands the universe of Matthew Hughes's Archonate novels. Title : The Gist Hunter & Other Stories. Publisher : Night Shade Books. LIKE NEW: Appears unread, may have minor superficial markings. This series of stories best introduces and plays companion pieces to Black Brillion,Fool Me Twice, and Fools Errant.

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The Gist Hunter & Other Stories chronicles nine unique stories set in the Dying Earth-esque planet that expands the universe of Matthew Hughes’s Archonate novels. This series of stories best introduces and plays companion pieces to Black Brillion, Fool Me Twice, and Fools Errant.The tales of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth’s “foremost freelance discriminator,” combines the best of mystery and science fantasy while recalling the excellence of Gene Wolfe’s arch irony and the witty mannerisms of Jack Vance. Though fantastical, something is true-to-life in Hapthorn’s amusing and bewildered set of conversations and circumstances. It’s a futuristic pull with just the right quirk.The stories of lowly student Guth Bandar and his slightly off-beat and unconventional studies slowly reveal the complexities and wonder of the amazing noösphere. As Banter roams through life and studies, the incredibly vital noösphere acts as the Archonate’s collective unconsciousness. Bandar’s rise from his student status to veteran noönaut will have him quickly realize that a little learning is dangerous learning when spread too thin.The Gist Hunter & Other Stories is a perfect introduction to the great work by Matthew Hughes, and one that admirers of science fiction and fantasy will respect and enjoy.Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Comments

Dogrel Dogrel
This collection of stories, most originally appearing in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction or ending up published there eventually is a welcome change of pace from all the formulaic science fiction and fantasy. I had originally read virtually everyone of these stories in F&SF but it is nice to have them collected.

Though much is made of the appeal this will have to fans of Jack Vance's Dying Earth I will be honest. I did not like the Dying Earth stories. The only comparison I can see is that Hughes is writing in a time period immediately before Vance's end of the earth time period. Despite my dislike of the Dying Earth, I found these stories to be very good.

There are three different types of stories in the book, the stories about Hengis Hapthorn, the stories about Guth Bandar, and some miscellaneous stories.

The stories of Hengis Hapthorn, the self-professed foremost freelance discriminator of Earth show us the society of the world through the eyes of essentially a private investigator. Through these stories we see the world change from being ruled from science and logic to the rule of magic and sympathy which would usher in the age of the Dying Earth. These are all shorter works and of a more whimsical bent.

The stories of Guth Bandar show the "collective unconcious" of the universe. A realm where the archetypes of our dreams and history play in situations over and over. Base characters such as Hero, Fool, Helper, Wise Man, Evil Tyrant etc. and the tasks they perform. This is where we would go when we dream. Guth, a noonaut, can access it at will. These are longer tales of a more serious bent and I think better than the Hapthorn works.

Finally there are the stories with no connection to the era in which the previous stories took place. Here we have two very similar disturbing time travel stories, a Retief like story of interstellar diplomacy/trade which was quite good, and a more atmospheric/emotional piece about a boy and dreams of a bear during a tumultous adolescent move.

Highly recommended for those looking for something different.
6snake6 6snake6
The book was fun to read and hard to put down. I began reading Matthew Hughes with his Spiral Labyrinth and am now an avid fan. I've ordered some of the other books in the series. If you like light reads of sci-fi/mystery, then this is the book to get you started on Hughes.
Shazel Shazel
It is an interesting and imaginative read that could be developed into a series worthy of Conan Doyle.
Samulkis Samulkis
I stumbled across this author after re-reading the Dying Earth series by Jack Vance, and then reading the short story collection 'Songs of the Dying Earth' by various authors, of which Matthew Hughes was one. The first set of stories in this collection are very much prequels to The Dying Earth universe, and capture a lot of the Vancian flavour. All the stories are very entertaining with many interesting ideas.
Mr_NiCkNaMe Mr_NiCkNaMe
This first collection of stories from Matthew Hughes is a wonder.Ive read his 3 novels and enjoyed them immensely.This collection does not disappoint.If you like Jack Vance-especially his Cugel the Clever stories-you'll enjoy these. Well written and very colorful.
SING SING
and a very nice introduction to Henghis Hapthorne and fascinating cohorts. I don't usually read short stories but enjoyed these immensely. I've just read the two Hapthorne novels and plan to read more of his work. Droll yet quite relevant.