Mary Turzillo's "Mars Is no Place for Children" won the 1999 Nebula, and _An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl_, her first novel, appeared in Analog. Among other magazines, _Asimov's_, _F& SF_, _Interzone_, _SF Age_, _Weird Tales_, _Oceans of the Mind_, _Electric Velocipede_, _Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet_, _Goblin Fruit_, and _Strange Horizons_ have published her fiction and poetry. Her story "Scout" is slated for publication in George Scithers' cool new magazine Cat Tales. Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, her poetry collection, will appear from vanZeno press this year. Her longer stories Ewaipanoma (Sam's Dot, ed.Tyree Campbell) and American Portmanteau Theater (Scrybe Press, ed. Nathaniel Barker) will appear as chapbooks in 2008. She is working on a splendid collaboration of poetry, art, and fiction with award-winning artist/writer Marge Simon. A novel about the adventures of Marcus and Zora Smithe (parents of her plucky Martian girl hero Kapera) is in the works. An Emeritus Professor at Kent State University, she founded Cajun Sushi Hamsters and has taught in NASA's Science through Arts. Her favorite people include her son, Jack Brizzi, Jr., and her husband, writer-scientist Geoffrey A. Landis. Geoff and Mary have two cats: Lurker At The Threshold and Mahasamatman-But-His-Friends-Call-Him-Sam. The cats claim that her fascination with the color turquoise is evidence of a forgotten alien abduction.
Recently published - An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl (novel in Analog) Ewaipanoma (Sam's Dot) Your Cat & Other Space Aliens (vanZeno House) The National Portmanteau Theater (Scrybe Press)
|Fri||1000||A Look Back: Kurt VONNEGUT||A look back at the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut.||Allen BATSON, Eileen GUNN, Mary TURZILLO|
|Sun||1000||Gibberish||Developing a language system involves more than just removing the vast majority of the vowels in your characters' names. What distinguishes a good language system in fiction from a bad one?||Lawrence M. SCHOEN, Stanley SCHMIDT, Mary TURZILLO|
|Sun||1400||A "Survey of Readers"||Farah Mendelsohn has surveyed 900+ readers. After a summation of her finding, she and the panellists will discuss her findings.||Heidi LYSHOL, Mary TURZILLO, Paul CORNELL, Farah MENDLESOHN|
|Mon||1100||Exploring Mars: The Inside Story||When SF explores Mars, it is done by military spacecraft or eccentric scientists in secret. Why is the reality so very different? What are the years of preparation, team building, and ideas like? Can the individual participate and make a difference? Is it as fun and exciting as the fiction?||Geoffrey A. LANDIS, G. David NORDLEY, Mary TURZILLO|