Mary E. Lowd

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Mary E. Lowd (also known as Ryffnah) is a science fiction and furry writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.[1] She is married to fellow writer Daniel Lowd.


Mary is a member of the Furry Writers' Guild, as well as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Cat Writers' Association, Broad Universe, and the Mid-Valley Willamette Writers.[1] She is also co-chair of the Wordos.

Mary's short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including Jim Baen's Universe, A Field Guide to Surreal Botany, and Belong: Interstellar Immigration Stories.[2] Her first novel was Otters In Space. Originally self-published in July, 2010, it was later picked up by FurPlanet.[3] A sequel, Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly was published in July 2013.[4]

Mary's other anthropomorphic works include:[5]


"The Canoe Race", a short story by Mary and Daniel Lowd, won the 2012 Cóyotl Award for General Short Story.[6] Mary's short story "When a Cat Loves a Dog" won the 2014 Ursa Major Award for the category of "Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction".[7]


Mary has her own space-opera webcomic, SPACE HOUNDS!. It is presented using photographs of Mary's real life dogs in front of a variety of home-made scenery and props.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mary E. Lowd's profile on her personal website. Retrieved October 19, 2012
  2. Mary E. Lowd's profile on the Furry Writers' Guild. Retrieved October 19, 2012
  3. "Publisher FurPlanet to release OTTERS IN SPACE by Mary E. Lowd" - article on the Mid-Valley Willamette Writers website. Dated January 2, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012
  4. Otters in Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly on FurPlanet. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  5. Publications list on Mary E. Lowd's personal website. Retrieved October 19, 2012
  6. "Announcing the Winners for 2012!" on the Cóyotl Awards website. Retrieved October 19, 2012
  7. Award Winners 2014 on the Ursa Major Awards website. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  8. SPACE HOUNDS! website. Retrieved October 19, 2012

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