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Martha Soukup

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Martha Soukup (born 20 July 1959 in Aurora, Illinois)[1] is a science fiction author and playwright for the Monday Night PlayGround emerging playwrights group. In 2003, she won their annual June Anne Baker Prize commission.

The 1994 short film Override, directed by Danny Glover, was based on her short story "Over the Long Haul".


She attended the Clarion science fiction writing workshop in 1985, with such other emerging SF talents as Robert J. Howe, Geoffrey A. Landis, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, William Shunn, and Mary Turzillo.

She lives in San Francisco, California.


  • Rosemary's Brain: And Other Tales of Wonder (1992)
Wildside Press - ISBN 1-880448-08-4
With introduction by John Gregory Betancourt.
  • Arbitrary Placement of Walls (1997)
Dreamhaven Books - ISBN 0-9630944-9-1 (Hardback) - ISBN 0-9630944-8-3 (Paperback)
Contains the Nebula-award winning story "A Defense of the Social Contracts". With introduction by Neil Gaiman.


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