Matthew Howard


Matthew Howard is the pen name of a significant number of atoms which organized themselves to produce a biochemical activity so complex and so advanced that the resultant organism is expected to continue its self-awareness for at least as long as it takes to finish two more cups of coffee.

Matthew consists primarily of electrons and the nuclei they orbit, but he remains under constant bombardment by photons of varying frequencies. Millions of microorganisms colonize him every second of the day, even when he is sleeping.

His hobbies include traveling through time at the rate of one second per second, looking at cats on the Internet, and metabolizing liquid carbohydrates. He has never merged with a symbiote, nor been infested by a xenomorph, nor been overtaken by an artificial intelligence in the service of any dystopic overlord.


Where to find Matthew Howard online

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Meteor Mags: The Singing Spell and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,350. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five action-packed, cosmic episodes continue the adventures of a hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat, spanning time and space from 2.2 billion years ago to the end of the Milky Way galaxy! The title story uses Celina's memoirs to tell a tale of love and friendship across a century and two realities, revealing at last how Celina has lived as long as Meteor Mags.
Meteor Mags: Small Flowers and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Join our space-pirate crew for the latest descent into rock'n'roll madness with telepathic octopuses, evil space lizards, and an indestructible calico cat!
Municipal Broadband: A Guide to Politics, Policies, and Success Factors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,910. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Telecommunications
Municipalities can revitalize their communities and improve their finances by taking the future of broadband into their own hands. This book will help them understand how to do it. Drawing on case studies from public administrators and peer-reviewed literature, this book identifies the factors that determine success or failure for a publicly owned broadband network.
Meteor Mags: The Battle of Vesta 4 and Other Tales
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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!
The Baby and the Crystal Cube
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(3.00 from 1 review)
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $0.99 USD. 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: $8.95 USD. Words: 183,140. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(2.00 from 1 review)
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: $0.99 USD. 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.
Anything Sounds Like a Symphony - Poetry at Maximum Volume
Price: $0.99 USD. 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.