Category Archives: Ask Bwana

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

Ask Bwana #46

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — July, 2001 I’ve recently received a number of e-mails and letters on two subjects that are germane to Ask Bwana and Speculations, so I’ll take this opportunity to answer them. First, seven … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #45

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — May, 2001. There was a numbering error; this followed #41 in the next issue of Speculations; there were no numbers #42-44 Time for a reality check. I have a friend who recently … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #41

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — March, 2001 In this field, it’s impossible to pay back. The people who helped you break in and develop your skills simply don’t need your help. So instead of paying back, you … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #39-40

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — November(?), 2000 Usually I start this column with a little introductory essay — and I will this time, too. But it just happens to be in answer to a question that came … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #38

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #38 — November, 2000 The Future is trying very hard to get born. Even the casual observer can see the Present’s contractions. I’m talking about the future of publishing, of course; that’s the … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #37

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #37 — September, 2000 Last issue I promised to explain exclusive and non-exclusive rights. Well, exclusive rights are pretty much self-explanatory: when you sell exclusive worldwide rights to your short story to Publisher … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #36

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #36 — July, 2000 I just got back from flying to France and picking up a 100,000-franc check from the Mayor of Paris for the prestigious Tour Eiffel Award. I was the first … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #35

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #35 — May, 2000 I’m writing this from Florida, where I’m between conventions (DeepSouthCon and Oasis) before going back home to Cincinnati. Because we didn’t feel like driving from Jekyll Island, Georgia (DeepSouthCon) … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #33-34

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #33/34 — March, 2000 There’s a question about GalaxyOnline.com coming up a little later, but I want to address myself to this remarkable web page right now. Ben Bova, who has more Hugos … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana # 31-32

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #31-32 — January, 2000 The last two issues dealt in some detail with a couple of contract clauses which, when overlooked or misunderstood, can cost you an arm, a leg, and a considerable … Continue reading

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