Susan Wood (science fiction)

Susan Wood (science fiction)

Susan Joan Wood (August 22, 1948 [cite web | last = Silver | first = Steven H | authorlink = Steven H Silver | title = August | work = Calendar Index | url = http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/aug.html | accessdate = 2007-11-16] -November 12, 1980 [Langford, Dave. " [http://news.ansible.co.uk/a14.html SUSAN WOOD, 1948-1980] ", ""Ansible 14, December 1980] was a Canadian author, critic, and science fiction fan, born in Ottawa, Ontario.

Wood discovered science fiction fandom while she was studying at Carleton University in the 1960s. Wood met fellow fan Mike Glicksohn of Toronto at Boskone IV in 1969. Wood and Glicksohn married in 1970 (she subsequently sometimes published as Susan Wood Glicksohn), and they published the fanzine "Energumen" together until 1973. "Energumen" won the 1973 Hugo for Best Fanzine. Wood and Glicksohn were co-guests of honor at the 1975 World Science Fiction Convention. Wood published a great deal of trenchant criticism of the field, both in fanzines and in more formal venues. She received three Hugo Awards for Best Fan Writer, in 1974, 1977, and 1981. In 1976 she was instrumental in organizing the first feminist panel at a science fiction convention, at MidAmericon. The reaction to this helped lead to the founding of "A Women's APA" [Quilter, Laura. " [http://feministsf.org/community/history.html A Brief History of Feminist SF/F and Women in SF/F] ,"] and of WisCon. [McClenahan, Catherine. "Wiscon, Then and Now," "Wiscon 20 Souvenir Book", Madison: SF3 (1996): pp. 46-48.]

Wood earned a B.A. (1969) and an M.A. (1970) from Carleton University and a Ph.D. (1975) from the University of Toronto. She joined the English Department at the University of British Columbia in 1975 and taught Canadian literature, science fiction and children's literature. She was the Vancouver editor of the "Pacific Northwest Review of Books" (Jan.-Oct. 1978) and also edited the special science fiction/fantasy issue of "Room of One's Own". She wrote numerous articles and book reviews that were published in books and academic journals, while continuing to write for fanzines.

Further research

Archives:
* Some of Wood's papers are available in the library of the University of British Columbia. [Niamath, Sheryl, "University of British Columbia Archives:Inventories:Susan Wood fonds" [http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:3i4ahF_Me30J:www.library.ubc.ca/archives/u_arch/wood.html+%22Susan+Wood%22+science+fiction&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us] ]

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