Wood met fellow fan Mike Glicksohn of Toronto at Boskone 4 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 Best Fanzine Hugo.
Wood published a great deal of trenchant criticism of the field, both in fanzines and in more formal venues. She won the 1974 Best Fan Writer Hugo, the 1978 Best Fan Writer Hugo, and the 1981 Best Fan Writer Hugo.
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 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.
Her last years were difficult and she fell out with many friends — for example, at Noreascon Two in August, 1980 she had a scuffle in which she threw a bottle at Terry Carr in the SFWA Suite — which may have been a consequence of her alcoholism. That November, she died of a reported overdose of barbiturates (though some reports said "heart attack"). Regardless, a great loss.
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