Matt Payne


Matt Payne offers sci-fi adventure stories, surrealism, theory-fiction, romance, and nonsense-verse.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kobo.
Describe your desk
I have two wooden desks side by side. One is stacked with reference books, cacti, lamps, and some random clutter (coffee cup, incense). The other holds my keyboard and monitor, plus a shelf with books and electronic stuff (headphones, wires). Both desks are covered in little notebooks full of notes.
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Where to find Matt Payne online

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Ruxto Chexter
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A trans-human hero for our robotic future. Ruxto Chexter is a masochistic superhuman, designed to strengthen the human race and compete with space-faring robots. But his sole obsession is to meet his creator. Jimmothy Knack is a drug-abusing liar, trying to manipulate Ruxto into following the right path. Together they travel between universes and across the stars, fighting robots and weirdos.
The Paranoid Adventures of Larry Grank
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Horror » Occult
The universe is full of mystery and Larry has the inside scoop.
Sector W
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,290. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A frustrating love story inside a perpetual motion machine, beyond the end of the world. Zoran works tirelessly at his job in the factory. Everyone says that the factory is flying through space, headed for a paradise planet, but nobody has ever been outside. Zoran is an obsessive worker and a dedicated lover. What will happen when his love turns sour and his job turns out to be a sham?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A modern retelling of Greek mythology set in a world of robotic gods! Tricking a mountain god into setting him free, Eric must lead his fellows on a perilous journey across the ocean. As they encounter tentacled gods and suffering abominations, Eric realizes he has bitten off more than he can chew. An action-packed page-turner, Electropantheon is an adventure tale for readers of all ages.
Robot God / Hybrid Brain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,000. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
God is a robot, and he experiences time backwards. This collection includes ten mind-bending science fiction stories. Ranging from theory fiction to action/adventure, these surreal, psychedelic tales will stretch your perspective and squeeze your heart.
Sick Book of Lies
Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A gruesome grimoire of hilarious anecdotes, wonderful tales, impossible bullshit, and good advice. As well as sorcery, spiritual insight, get-rich-quick schemes, and ancient wisdom. Pretty much x-rated.
Real Hector on Mystery Morning
Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Greg's brother Hector is overseas for their family's special holiday. So they make a new Hector to take his place, but he turns out to be more real than they planned...
Demon Numbers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A Lovecraftian techno-thriller. Nick is making good money deciphering codes for an anonymous stranger. But when he hears alien voices coming from his supercomputer, and people in the building start speaking the same language, Nick wonders what kind of code he's deciphering. He could be doing more than decrypting data. He might be bringing something to life.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Rake is a fearless warrior in an eccentric land. He must kill the Grogol Monster, and he needs the help of a Talking Unicorn and an indescribably invisible Anomaly. Will they work together, or succumb to madness? Will they talk to girls? Will they do drugs? This is nearly-nonsense verse with punch and plot.
Dinosaur Mountain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Join Dr. Maverick Branderdash as he evades the law and pursues justice. Join him as he flees and skis down Dinosaur Mountain, a magically never-ending ski-hill where anything can happen! Will nonsense-poetry eat his mind? Will he allow the tyrannical Giant Candycane to rule the slopes? Will Detective Trent drag Maverick to jail? Will the doctor ever find a way off Dinosaur Mountain?

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  • The Monster on Dec. 30, 2011

    This is a fun little moster-tale. It would be good for kids.
  • Brain Waves: Secrets of Reality on May 28, 2012

    I really enjoy metaphysical musings from thoughtful people. That's what this is: stylistic metaphysical musings from someone with knowledge of science and insight into the mind. It's fun to read, aphoristic in the style of Nietzsche (though not as compelling... or devestating). A fun piece of introspection for anybody who has ever pondered consciousness and the universe. Honestly, stuff like this is the reason I bought an e-reader. Works of art that are totally worth reading, but which a publisher probably would never touch.
  • Terminal Sunday on April 17, 2014

    Tragic, weird, and well-written.