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Marion Eadie's early works of fiction were published during the 1930s in In Print, the journal of the Art of Writing Group within Glasgow's Workers' Education Association. She was also writing non-fiction articles for Urania, the journal of the Junior Astronomical Association, at this time.
Her association with young people who were interested in astronomy brought her into contact with science fiction fans in the pre-war era. Her work appeared in the SF fanzine Zenith which was published by Manchester fan Harry Turner, her husband-to-be. She also became one of the first female writers of science fiction to be published in a professional magazine. Her story Beast of the Crater appeared in issue 16 of Tales of Wonder and Super-Science, for which Harry provided interior illustrations.
Marion put her writing career on hold after the war ended. In the 1970s, having raised a family of three boys, she began to write for newspapers and magazines which paid fees for contributions, and sold over 500 scripts for adventure stories to the girls' magazines published by D.C. Thomson of Dundee over a period of 20 years.
She retired from professional work in the mid 1990s. From then on, she wrote for her own information; notes on scientific topics of interest and reviews of books. But she did put pen to paper one last time in her 95th year. That story concludes this volume.