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After the Apocalypse - Maureen F. McHugh
After the Apocalypse
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Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best of the YearIn her new collection, Story Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the dark heart of contemporary life and life five minutes from now and how easy it is to mix up one with the other. Her stories are post-bird flu, in the middle of medical trials,... show more
Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best of the YearIn her new collection, Story Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the dark heart of contemporary life and life five minutes from now and how easy it is to mix up one with the other. Her stories are post-bird flu, in the middle of medical trials, wondering if our computers are smarter than us, wondering when our jobs are going to be outsourced overseas, wondering if we are who we say we are, and not sure what we'd do to survive the coming zombie plague.Praise for Maureen F. McHugh:"Gorgeously crafted stories."—Nancy Pearl, NPR"Hauntingly beautiful."—Booklist"Unpredictable and poetic work."—The Plain DealerMaureen F. McHugh has lived in New York; Shijiazhuang, China; Ohio; Austin, Texas; and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of a Story Prize finalist collection, Mothers & Other Monsters, and four novels, including Tiptree Award-winner China Mountain Zhang and New York Times editor's choice Nekropolis. McHugh has also worked on alternate reality games for Halo 2, The Watchmen, and Nine Inch Nails, among others.io9 Best SF&F Books of 2011Tiptree Award Honor ListPhilip K. Dick Award finalistStory Prize Notable Book
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781931520294 (1931520291)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Phildickian SF: "After the Apocalypse" by Maureen F. McHugh
(#60 - 2014#). Published in 2011. This kind of book epitomizes the reason why I prefer SF above anything else, reading-wise. In my last book review ("The Burning Room" by Michael Connelly), I ranted about the likeness of (some) novels in the SF field. Most of the novels of today are dull, unin...
Nancy
Nancy rated it
4.0 After the Apocalypse
Posted at Shelf InflictedI’m not sure why I haven’t read more of Maureen McHugh’s stories. She has a subtle, quiet style and writes with a graceful economy of language that is powerful but not overwhelming. There is no filler here, no unnecessary words or overly descriptive scenes. What these haunti...
mayhap
mayhap rated it
The stories in this collection range from good to really, really good.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
I held off on reading this collection, knowing that eventually it would undoubtedly be a selection for my post-apocalyptic book club. And it came up this month… now I’m back to having read all of McHugh’s published books."The Naturalist" – This was a second-read – it’s included in Strahan’s ‘Best SF...
veeral
veeral rated it
I normally don’t read short stories. I feel that the characters just don’t have enough time to develop in a short story compared to a full length novel. But this weekend, as I was reading A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, I had a sudden urge to read something that doesn’t have to be 1000 pages...
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