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The Woodlands, TX – Author Bill Hughes announces the nationwide release of his new sci-fi novel, “Matt Mercury: Plot of the Galactic Mastermind.”

In Hughes new book, a dedicated and decorated rocket ranger, Captain Matt Mercury, always plays by the rules. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken. While responding to a distress call on an alien planet, Mercury and his crew pick up an unexpected cargo, Lord Vulcro — the engineer who is responsible for building a machine with the capability to “kidnap” Earth. As Mercury obeys an order to meet with another crew in between missions, he confirms that Earth has been stolen by the nefarious Professor Brainwave, an emissary of the Galactic Mastermind. While Mercury and his loyal crew of genetic misfits race across the galaxy to save Earth from becoming part of a stolen planet collection, or worse destroyed, they receive help from the captain’s former flame, along with other colorful characters.

Will the aid they receive be enough to save the world? Or will Mercury’s hypothetical rule book get in the way? Find out in Hughes’ thrilling space story.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises and co-authored by award-winning author Braxton A. Cosby, CEO of Cosby Media Productions, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Hughes grew up wanting to be a cartoonist, then a filmmaker and then a writer. He eventually realized his dreams and became a storyteller who was not confined to a single media. The author, who grew up in the 1960s, which was not far from the space race, had grown fund of space-related toys and stories, and this later became inspirations for his professional works. Hughes was a comic book artist and designer for the Star Wars Droids series, where he eventually became technical illustrator of the Star Wars Essential Guide series.

Hughes then went on to creating his own titles and original films, including “Matt Mercury” as his first major science fiction film. The second film is an animation called “The Cartoon Cowboys.” Hughes has found the next step to his storytelling journey in, which is a new medium for him to release his other branded films, webisodes, behind-the-scenes stories and even a series of animated Bible stories.