Mary Soon Lee

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Mary Soon Lee
London, England
OccupationWriter, poet
Alma materTrinity Hall, Cambridge University
Genrespeculative fiction
SpouseAndrew Moore

Mary Soon Lee (born 1965) [1] is a British speculative fiction writer and poet.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Mary Soon Lee was born in London, England, and attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she graduated with a Master of Arts in mathematics and a diploma in computer science. After graduating, she worked as a Lisp programmer at the software company Harlequin. She began writing in 1991 on TV scripts, and in 1992 turned to short stories, making her first short story sale to Strange Days magazine.[3] Her work has appeared in several professional magazines and anthologies including Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone and Analog.[4] She currently resides in the United States.


Honors and awards[edit]

  • "Shen's Daughter" - included in The Year's Best Fantasy #4
  • "Homecoming" - included in the Best of the Rest 3: The Best Unknown SF and Fantasy of 2001
  • "Insignificant Others" - nominated for the Rhysling Award, 2001
  • "PauseTime" - Honorable Mention in the Year's Best Science Fiction #18
  • "Lifework" - reprinted in The Year's Best SF #5
  • "Cause and Consequence" - 1st place in the Best of Soft SF Contest, 1998
  • "The Day Before They Came" - reprinted in The Year's Best SF #4, shortlist for the British Science Fiction Association Awards, Honorable Mention in the Year's Best Science Fiction #16
  • "Mail-A-Day" - 3rd place in the Best of Soft SF Contest, 1996
  • "To Have And To Hold"- 2nd place in the Best of Soft SF Contest, 1995.[5]
  • "Interregnum" - Rhysling Award for Best Long Poem, 2014


  1. ^ ISFDB
  2. ^ Jones, Donna. "On Spec: The Canadian Magazine Of The Fantastic vol 17 no. 3 # 62 Fall 2005". SF Crowsnest. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ Walters, Trent. "A Conversation With Mary Soon Lee". SF Site. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  4. ^ Yant, Christie. "Author Spotlight: Mary Soon Lee". Lightspeed. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Mary Soon Lee Bibliography". Carnegie Mellon. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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