Mary Turzillo

Mary’s 1999 Nebula-winner, “Mars Is No Place for Children” is read on the International Space Station. Her poetry collection, Lovers & Killers, won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been a finalist on the British Science Fiction Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars, Nebula, and Rhysling ballots. Sweet Poison, her Dark Renaissance collaboration with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and won the 2015 Elgin Award. Her collaboration with Marge Simon, Satan’s Sweethearts, appeared in early 2017 from Weasel Press. An internationally competitive fencer, she lives in Ohio, with her scientist-writer husband, Geoffrey Landis, and is a founding member of the Mars Society.

Mars Isn’t Easy

In some ways, fiction about Mars is the scion of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” except set in a different, and much more difficult, wilderness.