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Books translated into 16 languages and CyberStorm now in development for film by 20th Century Fox

First Chapter of “The Dreaming Tree”, Matthew Mather’s next novel, due out Jan. 28, 2018

May 4th Surgical Rehab Wing of Valhalla Corporation Manhattan, New York, present day...     “What do you mean, head replacement?” A face came into focus--a mane of shaggy gray-blond hair, with blue eyes nestled in weathered wrinkles. Soothingly familiar, alarmingly unknown. “Buddy, take it easy,” said the face, the words whispered. “Just take it [...]

Real-world encounters with alien stars

NOMAD Matthew Mather Before writing my newest book Nomad (just released August 12th)I spent months talking to astronomers and astrophysicists to build up the science behind the encounter I envisioned. At first, the physicists said the event would totally destroy the Earth, but slowly, I managed to piece together a physics-based scenario where it [...]

SHAKESPEARE system for helping authors figure out self-publishing

I get a lot of requests from new authors looking for tips and advice on how to navigate the self-publishing book market. I created this document to summarize the approach that worked for me in getting started.

My new Darknet novel not just fiction

While my new novel Darknet is a work of fiction, on Feb.26th 2015, just when Darknet was being published, the real-life world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater announced that it was pursuing its own artificial intelligence program.

Darknet

The clocks of central London chimed their consensus. Sixty minutes until the next assassin’s bet, but he only needed half that. Time was on his side, if barely. The Assassin Market—a crypto-based, crowd-funded murder site—was on the hunt for him.

The Birth of the New Book Market

Yesterday, I watched a documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, and it made me think. It made me think of how good things are for indie writers in the new digital book world.

The Third Way of Book Publishing

When it comes to book publishing, traditionally published authors, as John Green has said, tend to favor the Big Five. Self-published authors pull for their side, as Brenna Aubrey convincingly illustrated in her article.

My new Darknet novel not just fiction…

While my new novel Darknet is a work of fiction, on Feb.26th 2015, just when Darknet was being published, the real-life world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater announced that it was pursuing its own artificial intelligence program. This was an absolutely stunning revelation as I’d spent three years researching and coming up with the idea behind Darknet, [...]

Darknet

As a teaser, here's the first two chapters to my new novel, DARKNET, available now for pre-order on Amazon (will be released March 11th): http://www.amazon.com/Darknet-Matthew-Mather-ebook/dp/B00R52OLSI/ CHAPTER 1   Wednesday, August 10th Central London, England 12 pm One hour until the next assassin deadline. Dead-line. An appropriate word. Sean Womack checked his wind-up wristwatch. Tried to steady his [...]

The Birth of the New Book Market

Yesterday, I watched a documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, and it made me think. It made me think of how good things are for indie writers in the new digital book world. If we didn't have Amazon leading this switch to digital, we might have had some Napster-for-books start-up with free sharing, [...]