Welcome to Highway 62, digital settlement for Matt Maxwell, writer, photographer and musician.
Working primarily in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, my work weaves in-between neat genre boundaries and works best in the bleed between them. STRANGEWAYS is as much noir about a man stuck between systems, neither of which he fits in or wants him; arguably BLUE HIGHWAY works a similar seam, but in a near-future setting. My short science fiction has always resided in a place between easy markers, whether it's "Tug on the Ribbon" which is a love story between a boy and lost technology or "Through the Limbs" which pokes at the industry of misery in a strange new future. Even "The Teacher," written for Blizzard Entertainment's STARCRAFT universe is as much horror as it is the hubris of humanity trying to assert control over a very alien nature. I've even taken on Lovecraft and the cottage industry that's sprung up around his work in "Chunked" in TOMORROW'S CTHULHU.
My latest work for purchase is THE HOWLING PIT, a self-help guide for creators in the media landscape post-2015. Sure, you can self-publish and do whatever you want. You can also do that and become invisible. What then? And how do you balance creative life in the age of author-as-product and the land where your aspirations are the primary product?
Highway 62, the occasional weblog.
Background on me, Matt Maxwell, if there was any confusion.
Identify 9, from the ashes of The Roswell Incident, electric drone.
Strangeways - blood and shadows in the haunted west.
My Flickr site. If you like what you see, we can probably hammer out a license.
Contact me via email.
Highway 62 Revisited on Tumblr.
My writing page on Facebook.
@highway_62 on Twitter.
Intrapanel on Tumblr - comics and history.