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Maureen F. McHugh

Autor(a) de China Mountain Zhang

46+ Works 3,413 Membros 133 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

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Obras de Maureen F. McHugh

China Mountain Zhang (1992) 1,374 cópias
After the Apocalypse: Stories (2011) 463 cópias
Mission Child (1998) 360 cópias
Half the Day is Night (1994) — Autor — 357 cópias
Nekropolis (2001) 321 cópias
Ancestor Money 7 cópias

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuinte — 526 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003) — Contribuinte — 493 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 438 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuinte — 434 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996) — Contribuinte — 421 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 176 cópias
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Alternate Warriors (1993) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Killing Me Softly: Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love (1995) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
The Good New Stuff: Adventure in SF in the Grand Tradition (1999) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
Starlight 3 (2001) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
After the End: Recent Apocalypses (2013) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 88 cópias
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Alternate Outlaws (1994) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (1992) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Alternate Tyrants (1997) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Zombies: More Recent Dead (2014) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Christmas Ghosts (1993) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales (2003) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 086 (November 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 22 (2008) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: July/Aug 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 18 • November 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 45: March/April 2022 (2022) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy, Volume Two (2023) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Reactor Magazine Short Fiction: Jan/Feb 2024 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Apex Magazine 33 (February 2012) (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959-02-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Loveland, Ohio, USA
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Shijiazhuang, China
Ocupação
science fiction writer

Membros

Discussions

Science fiction, feminist, underwater city? em Name that Book (Março 2012)

Resenhas

Did I pick it for the title? Yes, or at least that was a bonus. Interesting and mildly unsettling collection. They do read like the stories of someone who wants to write novels, and I'll happily try the novels.
 
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Kiramke | outras 15 resenhas | Apr 16, 2024 |
I liked the premise (airports are all so alike that you can wander between them sometimes), and setting it against Amelia's mundane relationship and work problems added to the eerie feeling of unreality in the airports. The ending kind of underwhelmed me, though -- I was expecting Amelia to leave the underwhelming boyfriend behind since that's clearly what she wants, but instead she just takes him along to the other airport?
½
 
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lavaturtle | Jan 17, 2024 |
4.5 stars really. McHugh has such a gift for telling naturalistic, character-driven stories that are nevertheless intense and dramatic. Her books teach me so much about how to write SF.

Jan(na)'s story of loss and self-discovery on a colony world doesn't have a tidy plot or global stakes, but it is so memorable and rewarding—a study of character and culture in the tradition of Ursula K. Le Guin.
 
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raschneid | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |
A very sad SF novel about the obligations of culture, family, and situational necessity, set in a future Morocco. Hariba is biologically programmed to be an indentured servant; Akhmin is an artificial person bred to serve humans. They're drawn to one another, but even if they can find freedom, it's difficult for either of them to distinguish love from obligation.

I read McHugh's short story "Nekropolis" years ago and adored it. The prose is spare and beautiful and the characters are alive on the page. The novel, with its multiple points of view, is bleaker but more complex. Akhmin emerges as the most interesting character; his perspective is brilliantly alien, yet we empathize with them during his toughest decisions.

Additionally, I have now read a few romances featuring androids, cyborgs, etc. (hint: have written one) and I was so relieved that Akhmin had a complex inner life and was not merely an object on which our oppressed protagonist projects her fantasies of desire and control. (Obviously he's that too.)

The plot has the trademark McHugh elements of structural oppression, prolonged suffering, bad things getting worse, and characters muddling through to a possibly but not necessarily brighter future. It's probably her darkest novel, and I can't say I found the end totally satisfactory, partly because of the shape of the story. We never return to Akhmin's perspective, and the story felt incomplete without it.

Alas, I have now read every novel by one of my favorite writers! Someone pay this lady to write another book.
… (mais)
 
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raschneid | outras 13 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |

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Obras
46
Also by
82
Membros
3,413
Popularidade
#7,469
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
133
ISBNs
44
Idiomas
4
Favorito
16

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