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Maureen F. McHugh

Autor(a) de China Mountain Zhang

46+ Works 3,419 Membros 132 Críticas 16 Favorited

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Obras por Maureen F. McHugh

China Mountain Zhang (1992) 1,378 exemplares, 43 críticas
After the Apocalypse: Stories (2011) 463 exemplares, 30 críticas
Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories (2005) 367 exemplares, 16 críticas
Mission Child (1998) 360 exemplares, 13 críticas
Half the Day is Night (1994) — Autor — 357 exemplares, 9 críticas
Nekropolis (2001) 322 exemplares, 13 críticas
The cost to be wise [short fiction] (2007) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Protection [short fiction] 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
Presence {novelette} 7 exemplares
Ancestor Money 7 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Naturalist (2014) 6 exemplares
Useless Things (2012) 5 exemplares
La vida secreta de los bots y otros relatos — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Interview: On Any Given Day 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Liminal Spaces: A Tor.Com Original 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
Renascer - 2 4 exemplares
Oversite 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Beast {short story} 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Renascer - 1 3 exemplares
Virtual Love 3 exemplares
Sidewalks {short story} 2 exemplares, 1 crítica
Wicked {short story} 2 exemplares
Laika Comes Back Safe 2 exemplares
In the Air 2 exemplares
Down On the Farm 1 exemplar
Joss {novelette} 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 527 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003) — Contribuidor — 496 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 439 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuidor — 435 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996) — Contribuidor — 422 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 419 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares, 2 críticas
Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy (2013) — Contribuidor — 378 exemplares, 18 críticas
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 374 exemplares, 19 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection (1995) — Autor — 361 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010) — Contribuidor — 284 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuidor — 240 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2004) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Best of the Best, Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels (2007) — Contribuidor — 204 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares, 6 críticas
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares, 6 críticas
Trampoline: An Anthology (2003) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares, 3 críticas
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares, 4 críticas
Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares, 4 críticas
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction (2019) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares, 1 crítica
Killing Me Softly: Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love (1995) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares, 1 crítica
Alternate Warriors (1993) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology (1999) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Good New Stuff: Adventure in SF in the Grand Tradition (1999) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New SF (2008) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares
Starlight 3 (2001) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares, 3 críticas
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares, 3 críticas
After the End: Recent Apocalypses (2013) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 88 exemplares, 5 críticas
New Skies: An Anthology of Today's Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares, 2 críticas
Alternate Outlaws (1994) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares, 1 crítica
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition: A Tor.com Original (2021) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares, 4 críticas
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014 Edition (2014) — Autor — 77 exemplares, 4 críticas
Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (1992) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares, 1 crítica
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares, 1 crítica
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow (1994) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares, 1 crítica
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares, 4 críticas
Alternate Tyrants (1997) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares, 1 crítica
Zombies: More Recent Dead (2014) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares, 3 críticas
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 2 críticas
Christmas Ghosts (1993) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2022) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares, 2 críticas
A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales (2003) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Return of the Dinosaurs (1997) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares, 1 crítica
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Polyphony 1 (2002) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares, 2 críticas
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Long List Anthology Volume 7: More Stories From the Hugo Award Nomination List (2022) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares, 1 crítica
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
Clarkesworld: Issue 086 (November 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares, 2 críticas
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 22 (2013) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
Tor.com Short Fiction: July/Aug 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 75 • August 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 18 • November 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 45: March/April 2022 (2022) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Year's Best Fantasy, Volume Two (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Reactor Magazine Short Fiction: Jan/Feb 2024 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Apex Magazine 33 (February 2012) (2012) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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
Ocupações
science fiction writer

Membros

Discussions

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

Críticas

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 | 15 outras críticas | 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 | 12 outras críticas | 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 | 12 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2023 |

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Obras
46
Also by
82
Membros
3,419
Popularidade
#7,447
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
132
ISBN
44
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
16

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