Hugh Zachary

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Hugh Zachary (January 12, 1928 - September 5, 2016).[1][2] is an American novelist who has written science fiction novels under the pseudonyms Zach Hughes and Evan Innes (the latter for the America 2040 series). His other pseudonyms include Peter Kanto and Pablo Kane.[2] He describes himself as "the most published, underpaid and most unknown writer in the U.S."[3]

Some of his novels appear to be set in a shared universe, one where Earth experiences a nuclear apocalypse shortly after launching a colonization fleet to settle new worlds among the stars.[1]


Zachary was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma on January 12, 1928. He received his education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[4] He served in the U.S. Army and worked in broadcast journalism in Florida.[4][5][6] Zachary started writing as a full-time occupation along with his wife Elizabeth in 1963.[6][4]


Science fiction[edit]

Near all of Hugh Zachary's Science fiction stories were written under the pseudonym Zach Hughes. The exceptions have the name used listed after the publication date. For example, The World where Sex was Born (1968, Peter Kanto) was written using the pseudonym Peter Kanto.

Thunderworld science fiction series[edit]

  • The Book of Rack the Healer (1973, Zach Hughes) Award Books AN1149
  • Thunderworld (1982, Zach Hughes) Signet / New American Library ISBN 0-451-11290-3

America 2040 science fiction series[edit]

Hugh Zachary wrote the America 2040 series using the pseudonym Evan Innes.


Sheriff Jugg Watson western series[edit]

  • Bloodrush (1981, Hugh Zachary) Leisure ISBN 0-8439-0857-2 – A string of killings in Earlysberg, a quiet Southern town, seem to suggest ritual voodoo and black magic.
  • Murder In White (1981, Hugh Zachary) Leisure ISBN 0-8439-0876-9

Tusk Smith western series[edit]

  • To Guard the Right (1981, Hugh Zachary) Worldwide Library (Raven House) ISBN 0-373-63008-5
  • Top Level Death (1981, Hugh Zachary) Worldwide Library (Raven House) ISBN 0-373-60049-6

The Sierra Leone romance/western series[edit]

Romance novels[edit]


  • The Beachcomber's Handbook of Seafood Cookery (1969, Hugh Zachary) John F. Blair ISBN 0-910244-55-3
  • Wild Card Poker (1976, Hugh Zachary) Stephen Green Press ISBN 0-8289-0250-X


  1. ^ a b "Hughes, Zach". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 
  2. ^ a b "Zach Hughes – Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. 
  3. ^ "A Brief Summary of the Life and Times of Hugh Zachary". Archived from the original on August 18, 2000. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Hayes, Sherman; Bombell, Madeline (March 27, 1998). "nterview with Hugh and Elizabeth Zachary". University of North Carolina Wilmington. 
  5. ^ "Hugh Zachary". North Carolina Literary Review (16): 254. October 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Hughes, Zach (December 1983). Gold Star. Signet / New American Library. p. [174]. ISBN 0-451-12625-4. 

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