"A tremendous amount of fun." George R. R. Martin
In Old Earth's penultimate age, humanity's collective unconscious has long since been fully explored and mapped by the noonaut scholars of the Institute for Historical Inquiry. But something is threatening the integrity - perhaps even the very existence - of the noosphere, and aspiring academic Guth Bandar finds his career plans diverted by a collective unconscious that appears to be waking up.
The Compleat Guth Bandar brings together the full series of Bandar stories originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and later assembled into a "fix-up" novel: The Commons.
Matthew Hughes (1949- )
Matthew Hughes was born in Liverpool, England, and moved to Canada at a very early age. He has made a living as a writer all his adult life, first as a journalist and then as a staff speechwriter to the Canadian Ministers of Justice and Environment, and - from 1979 until a few years back- as a freelance corporate and political speechwriter in British Columbia. He began to publish short crime fiction in 1982 and his Archonate stories and novels have been compared to the works of Jack Vance. Hughes continues to write and moves wherever his secondary career as a housesitter takes him.