Mary Turzillo's "Mars Is no Place for Children" won the 1999 Nebula. An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl, her first novel, was serialized in Analog. She placed second in the 1997 Rhysling Awards for Speculative Poetry and was a finalist in the British Science Fiction Association Award for "Eat or Be Eaten: a Love Story." A featured writer in the 2002 Poets' League of Greater Cleveland Writers and their Friends Gala, and teacher at 2001 Clarion East, her current project is Now We Are Martians, a novel about Mars colonists battling robotic drug lords. Publishing in Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, SF Age, Weird Tales, Oceans of the Mind, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, she has over forty stories and fifty poems in print, is Emeritus Professor of Kent State, founded Cajun Sushi Hamsters, and taught in NASA's Science through Arts. She has stories coming out in Electric Velocipede and Fast Forward 1. She is mother of Jack L. Brizzi Jr., and wife of award-winning science fiction writer Geoffrey A. Landis. For more information and the obligatory cat photos, see her web page at