Previous Image Next Image Rhys Hughes. The Smell of Telescopes. 2000. Rhys Hughes. The Smell of Telescopes. Carleton-in-Coverdale, North Yorkshire: Tartarus Press, 2000. Who could resist a book with this this title? A collection of short fantastical stories by a playful and talented writer, and one of many interesting books issued by Yorkshire-based Tartarus Press. No. 63.