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Matt Ruff


Matt Ruff

Matt Ruff is the author of the novels FOOL ON THE HILL (1988),  SEWER, GAS & ELECTRIC: The Public Works Trilogy (1997), SET THIS HOUSE IN ORDER: A Romance of Souls (2003), BAD MONKEYS (2007), THE MIRAGE (2012), LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (2016) and 88 NAMES (2020). He lives in Seattle.

Matt Ruff

Books by Matt Ruff

by Matt Ruff - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

John Chu is a “sherpa,” a paid guide to online role-playing games like the popular Call to Wizardry. His new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a “wealthy, famous person” with powerful enemies, and he’s offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. For Chu, this is a dream assignment, but as the tour gets underway, he begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. He also has to worry about “Ms. Pang,” who may or may not be an agent of the People’s Republic of China, and his angry ex-girlfriend, Darla Jean Covington, who isn’t the type to let an international intrigue get in the way of her own plans for revenge.

by Matt Ruff - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

When his father goes missing, Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to find him. On his journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite --- heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’ ancestors --- he encounters both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son, Caleb --- which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his --- and the whole Turner clan’s --- destruction.

by Matt Ruff - Fiction, Thriller

The MIRAGE presents a twisted alternate take on the 9/11 attacks: on September 11, 2001, Christian fundamentalists flew two planes into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh.