Turzillo, Mary A

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Working name of US academic, poet and author Mary A Turzillo Brizzi (1940-    ), whose scholarly work (see Critical and Historical Works About SF) appeared as by Mary T Brizzi; she is married to Geoffrey A Landis. Most of her fiction has appeared in the form of short stories, beginning with "The Great Age" in Pig Iron: Science Fiction (anth 1982 chap) edited by Rose Sayre and Jim Villani. "Mars is No Place for Children" (May 1999 Science Fiction Age), which won a 2000 Nebula for best novelette, describes a medical crisis requiring its young protagonist to be returned to Earth from Mars. Her only book-length tale, the Young Adult "An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl" (July-August/October 2004 Analog), is set in the same general background; the young protagonist is spunky against odds (see Women in SF). Turzillo's two nonfiction studies – Philip José Farmer (1980 chap) and Anne McCaffrey (1986 chap) – are useful, though the second has a sharper grasp on its material. [JC]

Mary A Turzillo Brizzi

born 12 June 1940

died

works

  • Your Cat & Other Space Aliens (Berlin, Connecticut: VanZeno Press, 2007) [poetry: coll: pb/Geoffrey Landis]
  • Dragon Soup (Berlin, Connecticut: VanZeno Press, 2008) with Marge Simon [poetry: coll: chap: pb/Marge Simon]
  • Lovers & Killers (Colusa, California: Dark Regions Press, 2012) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/Bruce Boston]
  • Sweet Poison (Colusa, California: Dark Renaissance Books, 2014) with Marge Simon [poetry: coll: hb/Dani Serra]

nonfiction

  • Philip José Farmer (Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House, 1980) as Mary A Turzillo Brizzi [nonfiction: chap: Philip José Farmer: in the publisher's Starmont Reader's Guides to Contemporary Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors series: pb/]
  • Anne McCaffrey (Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House, 1986) as Mary A Turzillo Brizzi [nonfiction: chap: Anne McCaffrey: in the publisher's Starmont Reader's Guides to Contemporary Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors series: pb/]

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