Epiphanies [eBook] by Matthew Hughes
A NOVELLA by Matthew Hughes
PUBLICATION DATE April 2016
COVER ILLUSTRATION Ben Baldwin
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Luff Imbry, confidence man, thief, forger extraordinaire, aficionado of a myriad art forms, began life as a supporting character in my novel Black Brillion. He reappeared again in the same role in a companion novel, The Commons.
And that should have been the end of him. In fact, in the original draft of Black Brillion, I killed him off in a rather messy fashion near the end of the novel. But my editor advised me that it was a mistake to murder the only likeable character in the book. So I rewrote that segment and Luff lived on.
I wrote more stories, and they each found a market. Luff appeared not only in Postscripts but in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and an anthology of stories entitled Forbidden Planets that was commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic science fiction film.
PS, commissioned four Luff Imbry novellas, each of which was issued a limited-edition chapbook.
This is the Fourth of those . . .
Seeing no threat, he looked back to the young woman and said, What did you say? She was thin, though not frail, and though she was dressed in a manner by no means too outré for Olkney, the details of her costume said she had acquired it on some other world. Depending from a chain around her neck was a yellow stone carved roughly in the semblance of a human face. She swallowed and looked straight at him with wide-set, pale eyes. I said I need your help. She swallowed again and added, Uncle Luff.