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Reprinted from Speculations, and Jim Baen’s Universe Baen’s Bar web forum.

Ask Bwana #53

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — September, 2002 Readers of this column know that once upon a time I didn’t have much regard for writers’ workshops. Then I taught Clarion a few years back, and it completely changed … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #52

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — July, 2002 I just handed in an original anthology, New Voices in Science Fiction, which DAW Books will publish at the end of the year. Based on that book, and a bunch … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #51

BWANA #51 NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — May, 2002 I’d like to address a perceived rudeness that permeates the science fiction profession, and explain why it really isn’t rude at all. About 40 times a year I … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #50

BWANA #50 NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — March, 2002 I received the following note from editor/publisher Kent Brewster attached to this month’s Ask Bwana questions: Editor’s Note: for our fiftieth issue, we thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #49

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001-2002? Just got back from the 2002 Worldcon in San Jose. The field is still in the throes of recession and contraction. There are no new book publishers, no magazines … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #48

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001-2002? I discussed this a few years ago, but it’s probably time to mention it again. When you option a book to Hollywood, they pay you a certain negotiated amount … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #47

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001-2002? I handed in The Return of Santiago to Tor a couple of months ago, and just found out who my cover artist will be an hour before I sat … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #44

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001-2002? Seven years. That’s how long Speculations has been around, and how long I’ve been writing the “Ask Bwana” column for it. Amazingly, the questions are still coming in, and … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #43

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001-2002? Well, another Worldcon — Millennium Philcon — is over, and I think instead of telling you what I did this year, I’ll tell you what I didn’t do. 1. … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #42

BWANA 42 NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations some time in 2001? 2012 update: when these articles were re-run at the Baen’s Bar web forum in 2008, a bit of confusion developed regarding the existence of Bwanas 42, 43 … Continue reading

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