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Rhys Henry Hughes (born 24 September 1966), is a Welsh writer and essayist.

Born in Cardiff, Hughes is a prolific short story writer with an eclectic mix of influences, which include Italo Calvino, Milorad Pavi?, Jorge Luis Borges, Stanis?aw Lem, Flann O'Brien, Felipe Alfau, Donald Barthelme and Jack Vance. Much of his work is of a humorously eccentric bent, often parodies and pastiches with surreal and absurdist overtones, although he is by no means limited to any of these forms and has proven to be extremely versatile. He has been published in Postscripts among many other places.

Although he is not a member of OuLiPo, the international literary group that uses mathematics and logic to create texts that break the familiar patterns of "normal" writing, he is one of the few English-speaking practitioners of these methods. For instance his novella 'Elusive Plato' was apparently written in the 'shape of a tesseract'. Some of his more experimental works can be considered examples of ergodic literature.

His long novel Engelbrecht Again! is a sequel to Maurice Richardson's 1950 cult classic The Exploits of Engelbrecht and is the most radical of Hughes's books, making extensive use of lipograms, typographical tricks, coded passages and other OuLiPo techniques.

His main project consists of authoring a 1,000-story cycle of both tightly and loosely interconnected tales. Hughes calls this grand cycle a "wheel", which in turn is formed by smaller "wheels within wheels". In October 2009, Hughes wrote his 500th story. The linear sequence was disrupted when author Michael Bishop offered to write Hughes's 612th tale, a number picked at random. That story now serves as Bishop's introduction to Hughes's short novel The Crystal Cosmos.

As well as publishing books in English and having those works translated, Hughes has created books especially for foreign language publishers that will never exist in English. For instance, A Sereia de Curitiba will only exist in a Portuguese version, and the Greek version of A New Universal History of Infamy is radically different from the English original.

In 2005 his was the title story in The Minotaur in Pamplona, two chapbooks published by D-Press and edited by Neil Ayres. The collection also featured a poem by Brian Aldiss. He has had several short stories published in the Nemonymous anthologies.

Hughes is also a regular performer of his own poetry and in October 2006 won Swansea's first Open Slam Poetry Competition.

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Total Books: 37
Cloud Farming in Wales
2017 - Cloud Farming in Wales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781943813360
ISBN-10: 1943813361
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Salty Kiss Island Fantastika Romantique
2017 - Salty Kiss Island Fantastika Romantique (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781907737770
ISBN-10: 1907737774
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Mountain Walked
2015 - A Mountain Walked (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626411142
ISBN-10: 162641114X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Challenger Unbound
2015 - Challenger Unbound (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781512240245
ISBN-10: 1512240249
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Tallest Stories
2013 - Tallest Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781908125156
ISBN-10: 1908125152
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Truth Spinner The Complete Adventures of Castor Jenkins
Link Arms with Toads
2011 - Link Arms with Toads (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781907681080
ISBN-10: 1907681086
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Worming the Harpy and Other Bitter Pills
2011 - Worming the Harpy and Other Bitter Pills (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781905784318
ISBN-10: 1905784317
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mister Gum
2011 - Mister Gum (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781907133183
ISBN-10: 1907133186
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Brothel Creeper
2011 - The Brothel Creeper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906331221
ISBN-10: 1906331227
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Sereia de Curitiba
2010 - A Sereia De Curitiba [Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789899517882
ISBN-10: 9899517887
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Twisthorn Bellow
2010 - Twisthorn Bellow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780981159713
ISBN-10: 0981159710
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Best Gay Stories 2009
2009 - Best Gay Stories 2009 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590212110
ISBN-10: 1590212118
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books

Polluto 4 Queer and Loathing in Wonderland
2008 - Polluto 4 Queer and Loathing in Wonderland (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955063169
ISBN-10: 0955063167
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Polluto 3 Sex in the Time of VHS
2008 - Polluto 3 Sex in the Time of Vhs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955063152
ISBN-10: 0955063159
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Postmodern Mariner
2008 - The Postmodern Mariner (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955518522
ISBN-10: 0955518520
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Less Lonely Planet
2008 - Less Lonely Planet (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781905532520
ISBN-10: 1905532520

Polluto Post-natal Depression and the Mysterons Issue 1 The Anti-pop Culture Journal
The Smell of Telescopes
2007 - The Smell of Telescopes (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789619165218
ISBN-10: 9619165217
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science & Math

Engelbrecht Again
2005 - Engelbrecht Again (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781892389640
ISBN-10: 1892389649

A New Universal History of Infamy
2004 - A New Universal History of Infamy (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781892389831
ISBN-10: 1892389835
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy