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Encyclopedia > Maureen McHugh

Maureen F. McHugh (born 1959) is a science fiction writer whose first published story appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in 1989. Since then, she has written four novels and over twenty short stories. Her first novel, China Mountain Zhang (1992), was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Award, and won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. In 1996 she won a Hugo Award for her short story The Lincoln Train (1995).


  • China Mountain Zhang (1992)
  • Half the Day Is Night (1994)
  • Mission Child (1998)
  • Nekropolis (2001)


  • "Kites" (1989)
  • "Baffin Island" (1989)
  • "The Queen of Marincite" (1990)
  • "Render unto Caesar" (1992)
  • "Protection" (1992)
  • "The Missionary's Child" (1992)
  • "The Beast" (1992)
  • "Tut's Wife" (1993)
  • "A Foreigner's Christmas in China" (1993)
  • "Whispers" (1993)
  • "A Coney Island of the Mind" (1993)
  • "Virtual Love" (1994)
  • "Nekropolis" (1994)
  • "The Ballad of Ritchie Valenzuela" (1994)
  • "The Lincoln Train" (1995)
  • "Joss" (1995)
  • "In the Air" (1995)
  • "Homesick" (1996)
  • "Learning to Breathe" (1995)
  • "The Cost to Be Wise" (1996)
  • "Interview: On Any Given Day" (2001)
  • "Presence" (2002)
  • "Ancestor Money" (2003)
  • "Eight-Legged Story" (2003)
  • "Frankenstein's Daughter" (2003)

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Gwenda Bond Interviews Maureen McHugh (489 words)
McHugh works within a number of literary traditions including realism ("Eight-Legged Story"), ghost stories ("In the Air"), science fiction ("The Cost to Be Wise"), fantasy ("Ancestor Money"), fairy tales ("The Beast"), and narrative nonfiction ("Interview: On Any Given Day").
McHugh's protagonists are frequently trapped in some way -- by love, by law, by history, by illness.
Maureen McHugh and Sarah Willis in conversation parts 1, 2 and 3.
Look What I Found In My Brain!: Maureen F. McHugh (832 words)
McHugh was born in a small town in southwestern Ohio in 1959.
McHugh met her engineer husband after she returned to Ohio and was soon married into a ready-made family.
McHugh is as well-known for her short stories as she is for her novels; her story "Lincoln Train" won the Hugo award in 1995.
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