Ian McHugh

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Ian McHugh
Ian McHugh.jpg
GenreSpeculative short fiction
Notable awardsAurealis Award
Best fantasy short story
2009 "Once a Month, On a Sunday"
Writers of the Future
Grand prize
2008 "Bitter Dreams"

Ian McHugh is an Australian writer of speculative short fiction.


McHugh's first story was published in 2004, entitled "The Alchemical Automaton Blues" which was published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #15.[1] His first win came with his story "Bitter Dreams" which won the 2008 Writers of the Future grand prize.[2] It was also a nominee for the writers of the Future 3rd quarter at the same awards and was a short-list nominee for the 2008 Aurealis Award for best horror short story.[2] In 2009 McHugh's "Once a Month, On a Sunday" was a joint-winner for the 2009 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[3] McHugh currently lives in Canberra, Australia and is a member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.[4]


  • McHugh, Ian (2004). "The Alchemical Automaton Blues". Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. 15.
  • "The Last Day of Rea" (2006) in All Star Stories presents: Twenty Epics
  • "Grace" (2007) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #28 (ed. Zara Baxter)
  • "The Dao of Stones" (2007) in Challenging Destiny #24
  • "Requiem in D-minor (for prions, whale and burning bush)" (2007) in Hub #24
  • "The Greatest Adventure of All" (2007) in Coyote Wild, Autumn 2007
  • "Bitter Dreams" (2008) in Writers of the Future XXIV (ed. Algis Budrys)
  • "Stiletto" (2009) in GUD #4
  • "Angel Dust" (2009) in Clockwork Phoenix 2
  • "Sleepless in the House of Ye" (2009) in Asimov's Science Fiction July 2009 (ed. Sheila Williams)
  • "Once a Month, On a Sunday" (2009) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #40
  • "Songdogs" (2009) in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #27
  • "The Promises of Avalae" (2010) in Blood & Devotion
  • "Annicca" (2010) in Greatest Uncommon Denominator #6
  • "Cockatoo" (TBA) in All Hallows
  • "The Godbreaker and Unggubudh the Mountain" (2012) in Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (ed. Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie)
  • — (Oct–Nov 2013). "When the rain comin". Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (10–11): 42–44.CS1 maint: Date format (link)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Aurealis Awards[2]

Writers of the Future[2]


  1. ^ "Bibliography: The Alchemical Automaton Blues". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees: Page 89". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  3. ^ "Aurealis Awards 2009 Fantasy Short Story: Judges' Report" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  4. ^ "About". ianmchugh.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2010-03-06.

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