Friday, August 28, 2009

Two Mars SF works by Mary Turzillo provided as rec reading aboard International Space Station

Author and poet Mary Turzillo revealed in a recent entry in her LiveJournal that two of her science fiction works set on Mars are provided as recreational reading to astronauts aboard the International Space Station: The novelette “Mars Is No Place for Children” (1999), which won a Nebula Award; the novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl (2004), which was serialized in Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine.

To see what other recreational materials are on the International Space Station, check out this 13-page document (pdf) of “NASA List of books, movies, television shows, and music maintained on the International Space Station (ISS) for recreational/off-duty consumption,” released by the Johnson Space Center in April 2008.

Mary Turzillo is working on a science fiction novel about Mars entitled Isidis Rising.

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