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Mary A. Turzillo

Mary A. Turzillo

Science Fiction Writer & Foil Fencer

New from Apex!

A fast-paced YA sci-fi adventure novel set on a colonized Mars.  A heady mix of Ursula K. Le Guin's imagination and Amie Kaufman's high-tech escapades. Sequel to Mary’s Nebula winner.

Here's my new collection, which came out from Omnium Gatherum in October 15:

Villainous females exposed in a collaboration with Marge Simon:

Read an excerpt of this wicked witch whipping here:

Mary's recent Elgin-Award-winning collection of poetry, Lovers and Killers, is available from Dark Regions Press

cover for book "Lovers and Killers"

Read Mary's blog at LiveJournal.

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After a career as a professor of English at Kent State University, Dr. Mary A. Turzillo is now a full-time writer. In 2000, her story "Mars Is No Place for Children" won SFWA's Nebula award for best novelette. Her novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl was serialized in Analog in July-Nov 2004. These two works have been selected as recreational reading on the International Space Station.

Mary's Pushcart-nominated collection of poetry, Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, appeared from VanZeno Press in 2007. Her collaborative book of poetry/art, Dragon Soup, written with Marge Simon, appears from VanZeno in 2008.

Mary's collection Lovers & Killers, in addition to winning the Elgin Award, was also on the Stoker ballot and contains "The Hidden," second place winner in the Dwarf Stars award for 2012, plus two Rhysling nominees "Tohuko Tsunami," "Galatea."

cover for Your Cat & Other Space Aliens bookcover for Dragon Soup book
Cover for Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, 2007 ......... Cover for Dragon Soup, 2008
Buy them from vanZeno!
Also available from Amazon.

Mary A. Turzillo
Photo by Mike Benveniste 2003
photo of Mary A. Turzillo, Sept. 2003


The Nebula

Photos of Mary A. Turzillo at the Nebula Ceremony


Mary with Anne McCaffreyMary with Anne McCaffrey at the Nebulas in 2005.

Mary A. Turzillo: Photo by Geoffrey A. Landis Mary with cat
Mary in winter.
Mary with Lurker
Photos by Geoffrey A. Landis
Photo of Mary with Ubu cast
Mary in Edinburgh, with Robert Jack and Nick Underwood, (2/3 of) the cast of the Theatre Modo production of Ubu Roi, performing at the Festival Fringe, August 2005.


Academic Nonfiction

Under her academic alias of Professor Mary T. Brizzi, she has written numerous academic papers and journal articles, and is the author of two nonfiction books, Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffrey and Reader's Guide to Philip Josť Farmer, both from Starmont Press.


In July 2001, Mary was one of the instructors at the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' workshop , along with Geoffrey A. Landis, Steven Barnes, James Patrick Kelly, Kelly Link, and Pat Murphy.

Mary at the Rio Hondo Workshop
Mary Godzilla Theme Song

Email: maryturzillo@earthlink_dot_net
SFWA Web ring
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
This SFWA WebRing site is owned by Mary A. Turzillo.


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