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When professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude as the star player of Horder's Emporium, he abandons the gaming world of Thrais and sets out on an interstellar journey filled with murder, deceit, and self-discovery. His only friend on Thrais, discovered dead and tortured, left him enough money to buy himself out of his contract and a curious encrypted "bearer deed" to a mysterious property on the distant edge of the galactic Spray. With the seductive, secretive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and a villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his bearer deed and more about his own past than he had ever dared bargain for.

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  • Dan Schwent

    Indentured professional duelist Conn Labro finds his sole friend murdered and his debt cancelled. Among his friend's affects was the deed to an entire world, willed to Labro. Can Labro figure out why ...

  • Peter Tillman

    Very entertaining light science-fantasy adventure, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Coming of age story of a young indentured duelist who works his way to the top of his profession on a strange, mercantili...

  • Robert Runte

    Matthew Hughes is one of this country's ten best SF writers, and if you are not already familiar with his work, you should really make a point of picking up one of his books to see if his brand of dro...

  • Liviu

    Excellent Vancian Gaean World inspired novel, comparable with the best standalones from that series like Night Lamp. Mr. Hughes is better known for a bunch of Dying World inspired novels - The Archona...

  • Karl

    Vance is gone, thank god that we have Hughes to carry on and fill the void. This is copy 175 of 200 signed numbered copies....

  • Doreen

    All the best sci-fi novels are, at their cores, novels of ideas. Template is no different, exploring philosophies of the defining traits of societies and what it means to belong. Here's the thing with...

  • Jack

    When I started reading Template, I wasn't sure what to expect other than the basic description. This description did not adequately prepare me for what was coming. (And two months that elapsed between...

  • Michael Larson

    Matthew Hughes' mind never ceases to amaze me. The level of invention apparent in every side character and briefly-mentioned world in his Archonate stories is enough to sustain entire stories on its o...

  • Jon

    Fairly decent unofficial "addition" to the Wyst books by Jack Vance, taking place in the Spray of the 10,000 worlds.A very "Vancian" personality individual, Conn Labro was brought up to be a duelist, ...

  • Nathan Schulte

    While at first the detached narration is a bit off putting, as the subtle nuances of the universe Hughes creates and the mystery around the main character intensifies, it becomes fitting. Overall this...