Judge, Italy

Massimo Marino was born in Sicily but has spent his life living abroad in Switzerland, France, and the United States. While he always wrote stories, he has a scientific background and spent over 17 years working in fundamental research.

It’s no surprise that when he returned to writing, science fiction was his calling. He is an awarded science fiction author and member if the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His debut novel, Daimones (book one in a trilogy), received the 2012 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award in Science Fiction. He is now working on his fourth novel, which is YA Urban Science Fiction and will come out soon through Booktrope Publishing.

Massimo joined the Mash Stories jury in the winter of 2015.