Mary Turzillo

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Mary Turzillo
Born 1940
Pen name Mary T. Brizzi
Genre Speculative fiction
Notable works "Mars is No Place for Children"
Notable awards Nebula Award
Novelette division
2000 Mars is No Place for Children
Spouse Geoffrey A. Landis
Website
www.duelingmodems.com/~turzillo

Mary A. Turzillo (born 1940)[1] is an American science fiction writer noted primarily for short stories. She won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 2000 for her story Mars is No Place for Children,[2][3] published originally in Science Fiction Age, and her story "Pride,"[2] published originally in Fast Forward 1, was a Nebula award finalist for best short story of 2007.[4]

She was formerly a professor of English at Kent State University, where she wrote articles and several books of science fiction criticism under the name Mary T. Brizzi, including Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffrey and Reader's Guide to Philip José Farmer.[5] She attended the Clarion Workshop in 1985,[6] and she founded the Cajun Sushi Hamsters writing workshop in Cleveland, Ohio.[7]

Fiction[edit]

Although Mary had published poetry and academic works before attending the Clarion Writers workshop, her main publications in science fiction occurred following Clarion, with the publication of the stories “What Do I See In You” in Writers of the Future Volume IV, and “Kings” in Pulphouse: the Hardback magazine. After this her work appeared regularly in the SF magazines such as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact, as well as original anthologies such as Universe and Fast Forward.

Her first novel, An Old Fashioned Martian Girl was serialized in Analog magazine in 2004,[8] and a revised version, Mars Girls, appeared from Apex in 2017.[9] Her short story collection Bonsai Babies appeared from Omnium Gatherum in 2016.[10]

Poetry[edit]

Turzillo is also a poet, published in a number of national publications. Her collection of poetry, Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, was published by VanZeno Press in 2007. A collaborative collection of poetry and fiction, Dragon Soup (written with artist and poet Marge Simon), appeared from VanZeno in 2008, and another collaboration with Simon, The Dragon's Dictionary, was published by Sam's Dot in 2010.

She has won several Ohio Poetry Day[11] awards. She has won the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Elgin Award for best poetry book twice. In 2013, her collection Lovers and Killers (Dark Regions, 2012).[12] In 2015, her poetry book Sweet Poison, a collaboration with Marge Simon (Dark Renaissance Books, 2014) won the award.[13]

Academic Work[edit]

Turzillo has a Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University, where her Ph.D. thesis was "The writer as double agent: essays on the conspiratorial mode in contemporary fiction." [14] She worked as a professor in the English Department of the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University. Under the name Mary T. Brizzi, she has published a number of papers in the area of science fiction criticism,[15] and is the author of two books, Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffrey[16] and Reader's Guide to Philip José Farmer.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In her private life, Turzillo is a competitive fencer.[17] In 2016, she was a member of the U.S women's foil team at the Veterans Fencing World Championships in Stralsund, Germany.[18]

She is married to fellow science fiction writer Geoffrey A. Landis.[19]

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Turzillo, Mary (2004). An old-fashioned Martian girl. Analog.  Serialized in Analog (see below).

Collection[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Title Year First published in Reprinted/collected in
Crimes against nature 1994 Interzone. 80. Feb 1994.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
An old-fashioned Martian girl - part I of IV 2004 Analog. 124 (7&8). Jul–Aug 2004.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
An old-fashioned Martian girl - part II of IV 2004 Analog. 124 (9). Sep 2004.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
An old-fashioned Martian girl - part III of IV 2004 Analog. 124 (10). Oct 2004.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
An old-fashioned Martian girl - part IV of IV 2004 Analog. 124 (11). Nov 2004.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
The Guatemala cure 1995 Sheffield, Charles, ed. (1995). How to save the world. Pyr. ISBN 0-312-85577-X.  Sheffield, Charles, ed. (1999). How to save the world (pbk ed.). Pyr. ISBN 0-312-86784-0. 
Mate 1997 F&SF. 92 (2). Feb 1997.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
Chrysoberyl 1998 F&SF. 94 (6). Jun 1998.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
Mars is no place for children

Nebula Award winner, 2000[2]

1999 Science Fiction Age. May 1999.  Missing or empty |title= (help) Silverberg, Robert, ed. (2001). Nebula Awards showcase 2001. Harcourt. ISBN 0-15-100581-8. 

—, ed. (2001). Nebula Awards showcase 2001 (pbk ed.). Harcourt. ISBN 0-15-601335-5. 

By Ben Cruachan 1999 F&SF. 97 (3). Sep 1999.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
Pride

Nebula Award nominee, 2008[4]

2007 Anders, Lou, ed. (2007). Fast forward 1 : future fiction from the cutting edge. Pyr. ISBN 978-1-59102-486-6.  Datlow, Ellen, ed. (2010). Tails of wonder and imagination. Night Shade Books. ISBN 978-1-59780-170-6. 

Betancourt, John Gregory, ed. (2013). The sixth science fiction megapack : 25 modern & classic stories (ebook). Wildside Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-4723-4. 

Zora and the Land Ethic Nomads 2007 Mann, George, ed. (2007). The Solaris book of new science fiction. Solaris. ISBN 978-1-84416-448-6.  Betancourt, John Gregory, ed. (2012). The fourth science fiction megapack : 25 modern & classic stories (ebook). Wildside Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-4881-1. 
Steak tartare and the cats of Gari Babakin 2009 Analog. 129 (4): 74–87. Apr 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Poetry[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Turzillo, Mary A. (2007). Your cat & other space aliens. vanZeno Press. ISBN 9780978924409. 
  • Simon, Marge; Turzillo, Mary A. (2008). Dragon soup. vanZeno Press. ISBN 9780978924454. 
  • Turzillo, Mary A. (2012). Lovers & killers. Dark Regions Press. ISBN 9781937128326. 
  • Simon, Marge; Turzillo, Mary A. (2014). Sweet Poison. Dark Renaissance Books. ISBN 978-1605431901. [20]


Poems[edit]

Title Year First published in Reprinted/collected in
If we are alone 2013 Analog. 133 (5): 37. May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turzillo, Mary A., 1940- - LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)
  2. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees". Locusmag.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Charles Brown, "2000 Nebula Banquet," Locus, July 2000
  4. ^ a b "Nebula Award Nominees," The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Spring 2007
  5. ^ a b "The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page – What's New Archive". Pjfarmer.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nebula Award Nominees," The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Summer 2000
  7. ^ S. Andrew Swann, Genrewonk interviews: Mary A. Turzillo, February 20, 2009 retrieved Oct. 3, 2013
  8. ^ ""An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl (Part 1)" by Mary A. Turzillo". Analogsf.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ Mary Turzillo, Mars Girls, Apex Publications, May 2017. Paperback ISBN-10 1937009521; ISBN-13 978-1937009526; e-book ASIN B071YJWV6Y.
  10. ^ Release Day is Here for Bonsai Babies!, Omnium Gatherum, October 14, 2016 (retrieved 11 November 2016).
  11. ^ "Welcome Home – Ohio Poetry Day Association". Ohiopoetryday.webs.com. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2013 Elgin Awards For books published in 2012 (Retrieved October 3, 2013)
  13. ^ Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2015 Elgin Awards For books published in 2013 & 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  14. ^ Mary Turzillo, "The writer as double agent: essays on the conspiratorial mode in contemporary fiction," Case Western Reserve University 1970, OCLC listing Retrieved Dec. 16. 2016
  15. ^ Papers include: "C. J. Cherryh and Tomorrow's New Sex Roles" in Staicar (ed) The Feminine Eye (Ungar: New York, 1982), pp. 32-47; "Narcissism and Romance in McCaffrey's Restoree," in Patterns of the Fantastic, edited by Donald M Hasser, Academic Programming at CHICON IV, San Berandino, California (Borgo Press, 1983), pp. 136-145; "The Launching Pad," in Extrapolation, v. 23, no. 1 (1982): pp. 3-4, 107. (See listing at Laura Quilter, Research and Literary Criticism, Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Utopia. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2016.)
  16. ^ Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffrey, Starmont Reader's Guide series; Borgo Press (1986) ISBN 978-0893709570
  17. ^ Team USA Athlete bios, Veteran Athletes: Mary Turzillo U.S.A Fencing. Retrieved Nov. 22, 2016.
  18. ^ Kristen Henneman, "Veteran World Championships Begins Tuesday", U.S.A Fencing, Oct. 10, 2016. Retrieved Nov. 22, 2016.
  19. ^ "Geoffrey A. Landis: Hands-On Science," Locus, January 2000
  20. ^ Trent Walters, Review: Sweet Poison, SFSite, 2014 (retrieved November 11, 2015)