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Mary A. Turzillo is a 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, published originally in Science Fiction Age, and her story "Pride," published originally in Fast Forward 1, was a Nebula award finalist for best short story of 2007. Her first novel, An Old Fashioned Martian Girl was serialized in Analog magazine in 2004.

She was formerly a professor of English at Kent State University, where she wrote critical articles and several books of science fiction criticism under the name Mary T. Brizzi, including Reader's Guide to Anne McCaffery and Reader's Guide to Philip Jose Farmer. She founded the Cajun Sushi Hamsters writing workshop in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mary Turzillo is also an award-winning poet, with poetry published in a wide number of national publications. Her recent collection of poetry, Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, appeared from 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, The Dragon's Dictionary, will appear from Sam's Dot in 2010

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

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