Maureen F. McHugh

in Loveland, Ohio, The United States
February 13, 1959



Maureen F. McHugh (born 1959) is a science fiction and fantasy writer.

Her 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). McHugh's short story collection Mothers and Other Monsters was shortlisted as a finalist for the Story Prize in December, 2005.

Maureen is currently a partner at No Mimes Media, an Alternate Reality Game company which she co-founded with Steve Peters and Behnam Karbassi in March 2009. Prior to founding No M

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I was up at 5:00 am yesterday, Central time, and fell asleep early last night.

I was up early this morning and decided to walk. LA is famous for the observation that nobody walks, but of course, that's not true. Lots of people are walking at 8:00am. Many of them, dressed in scrubs, or jeans and casual clothes, or uniforms, are walking to or from bus stops. Most of them are brown or black. The o... Read more of this blog post »
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China Mountain Zhang

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After the Apocalypse

3.59 avg rating — 2,100 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Mothers & Other Monsters: S...

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Mission Child

3.70 avg rating — 432 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Half the Day is Night

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The Lincoln Train

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The Cost To Be Wise

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“In my experience ideology is a lot like religion; it's a belief system and most people cling to it long after it becomes clear that their ideology doesn't describe the real world.”
Maureen F. McHugh, China Mountain Zhang

“It's good to be loved. But it isn't enough.”
Maureen F. McHugh, Nekropolis

“Sydney did not believe in life after death, but in her experience, admitting this could lead to long and complicated discussions in which people seemed to think that since she did not believe in God or the afterlife, there was nothing to stop her from becoming an ax murderer.”
Maureen F. McHugh, After the Apocalypse


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