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Susan Joan Wood (August 22, 1948-November 12, 1980 was a Canadianmarker author, critic, and science fiction fan, born in Ottawamarker, Ontariomarker.

Wood discovered science fiction fandom while she was studying at Carleton Universitymarker in the 1960s. Wood met fellow fan Mike Glicksohn of Torontomarker 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 and of WisCon.

Wood earned a B.A. (1969) and an M.A. (1970) from Carleton Universitymarker and a Ph.D. (1975) from the University of Torontomarker. She joined the English Department at the University of British Columbiamarker 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.

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Archives of some of Wood's papers are available in the library of the University of British Columbiamarker.

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