Matthew Howard

Biography

Matthew Howard was cleared of all charges related to the uprising on Gelnikov 14. Passport Command subsequently reinstated his license for interplanetary travel. Later investigations revealed he served as the Chief Minister of Propaganda for Margareta’s Alliance for Gravitational Studies from 2014 to 2017.

He failed to report for census following the passage of the Musical Freedoms Act. He remains on the list of suspected fugitives in the Asteroid Belt, possibly using several aliases which are under current investigation by the Port Authority.

Please see his complete file for a list of identifying marks, prior residences, and known associates.

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Books

Meteor Mags: The Battle of Vesta 4 and Other Tales
Price: $4.95 USD. (Free!) Words: 61,930. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Four action-packed stories full of anarchy, asteroids, and excessive ammunition continue The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches! Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to rock! Join Meteor Mags and her fun-loving crew at the birthday party of a lifetime—until death rains down from the sky! Strap on your battle armor for the most brutal, barbaric, blood-soaked fight of your life!
Meteor Mags: Rings of Ceres
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,620. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Rings of Ceres, a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat return to a decimated asteroid civilization to rescue friends and kick ass, but they get caught up in violent riots between the desperate citizens of Ceres and the mercenary security forces guarding the mining corporations. This short story picks up immediately after the end of the Meteor Mags: Omnibus Edition.
The Baby and the Crystal Cube
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Two lucid dreamers meet in recurring dreams, fall in love, and conceive a dream baby; but the unreality of the dream world leads them to distrust each other—with nightmarish results. A paranoid exploration of two minds dreaming the same dream, and fighting to control it.
Never See the Night
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An interplanetary biologist locks himself in a fortified research lab with an alien octopus, stranding his teammates outside in the path of a ferocious hurricane on a water-covered world. The animal already killed one of them, and the scientist-commandos must get inside to confront it, or die in the storm. But the octopus has plans of its own, because it just discovered a new species, too: humans.
Animal Inside You: Poems of Chaos and Euphoria
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Animal Inside You collects 31 free-verse poems by author and artist Matthew Howard.
Meteor Mags: Omnibus Edition
Price: $9.95 USD. (Free!) Words: 183,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
On the asteroid mining frontier of the near future, a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat rage against the forces of law and order, “liberating” cargo and racking up a massive body count—until they come face-to-face with an alien invasion! Get ready for asteroids, anarchy, and ammunition, because Meteor Mags and Patches are back—bigger, badder, and louder than ever!
Three Years Dreaming: A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Three Years Dreaming is a journal told entirely in dreams. Dreams follow their own logic, creating unusual narratives where the impossible becomes commonplace. The memoir is a candid, intimate record of events that never happened. Dive into the unconscious life we live when we are not awake. And when it ends the only way a dream really can, you will have survived the journey.
Meteor Mags: Blind Alley Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join Meteor Mags and her crew on a suicide mission to Ceres to steal the biggest guns in the Solar System! Bang your head as the Psycho 78s play their most nefarious concert of all time! Run for your life in the tornado that terrifies an entire asteroid! Grab all the ammo you can carry, because you are rocking the Asteroid Belt with Meteor Mags and Patches at a more brutal volume than ever before!
Meteor Mags: Smuggler's Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,550. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join Meteor Mags, her cat Patches, and her foul-mouthed nephew Tarzi in their first, violent confrontation with the reptilian invaders in the outer planets! Travel back in time to discover the secrets of GravGen technology! Gaze upon the mysterious energies of the ancient machine that will save Patches’ life! Includes Mountain Lions Forever, Patches the Immortal, and The Weight of the Universe.
Anything Sounds Like a Symphony - Poetry at Maximum Volume
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
A continent gorges itself on new arrivals. Vagabonds and lost animals collide at midnight in alleys, sheets, and casinos for distraction, denial, shouting “never” into darkness. Anything sounds like a symphony when you turn the volume all the way up. —from "Piano" Matthew Howard, creator of The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches, cranks up the verse in more than 80 poems.
Meteor Mags: The Secret Laboratory of Dr. Plutonian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join Meteor Mags on the day she meets Patches in a spaceport, then rescue a pirate radio DJ in a hail of bullets! Have a drink with Mags and her crew as she introduces her foul-mouthed nephew Tarzi to the reckless violence of the smuggler’s life! Shoot semi-automatic weapons and steal cigarettes from a warehouse! The rock’n’roll blares, and the dancers’ clothes go flying!
Meteor Mags: The Lost Crew of the Volya IX
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,780. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join Meteor Mags, her invincible cat Patches, and her pirate-radio friend, the shotgun-toting Dr. Plutonian, as they face horror in a not-so-abandoned asteroid mine! Thrill to the savage combat of the alien mating ritual practiced by the invading dragons! Rock out as Patches takes over the digital turntables at an asteroid dive bar! Mags and her crew are back — as loud and lawless as ever!
Laws That Shape Our Lives: Public Policy Essays
Price: $5.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Public affairs
From cyberspace to outer space, public policy shapes our lives, our planet, and our future. The ten essays collected in Laws That Shape Our Lives comprehensively analyze controversial policy measures such as net neutrality, tobacco packaging, water fluoridation, same-sex marriage, and the patenting of biological & genetic material.
Meteor Mags: Red Metal at Dawn and Other Tales of Interplanetary Piracy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Meteor Mags. She’s a space pirate, tobacco smuggler, pole dancer, and rock’n’roll rebel. Mags blazes through the Solar System in a series of anarchist adventures with her foul-mouthed nephew, Tarzi, and her indestructible calico cat, Patches. Join Meteor Mags and her band The Psycho 78s on the asteroid mining frontier of the near future, where mayhem abounds and the heroes aren’t always good!

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