The Lincoln Train

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"The Lincoln Train"
Author Maureen F. McHugh
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Published in Fantasy & Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date April 1995

The Lincoln Train is a science fiction short story published by American writer Maureen F. McHugh, published in 1995. It won the 1996 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and the 1996 Locus Award. It was also nominated for the 1996 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The story follows Clara Corbett, a teen-aged girl from Mississippi who is being forcibly removed from her home following the end of the American Civil War. As she and her neighbors board the train that takes them to St. Louis, they begin to realize that perhaps everything will not turn out as the government claims.