Category Archives: Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues

The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #13: Pseudonyms

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 153, Spring, 2002. MIKE: There have always been fads and trends in writing, and especially in science fiction. The current trend—and it’s one I find very disturbing—is to use … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #12: Electronic Publishing

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 152, Winter, 2001. ALSO: This Dialogue was written at the dawn of the serious e-publishing age, more than a dozen years ago. It was true and accurate for its … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #11: Influences (bad)

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 151, Fall, 2001. MIKE: Well, last issue we discussed Good Influences, which always makes us feel warm and friendly about the field. So I suppose it’s only fair that … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #10: Influences (good)

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 150, Summer, 2001. MIKE: Literary influences are a tricky thing to detect; Sam Moskowitz proved that by being wrong so many times about so many writers. But perhaps they’re … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #9: Awards

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 149, Spring, 2001. MIKE: We toil in a field that gives out awards. Lots of awards. There’s the Hugo and the Nebula. The Sturgeon and the Clarke. The Campbell … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #8: Movies

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 148, Winter, 2000. MIKE: When the American Film Institute released its list of the Top 100 Films, I, being a compulsive listmaker, made a list of my own Top … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #7: Humor

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 147, Fall, 2000. MIKE: There was a time, in the first half of the century, when writing humor was an honorable and even lucrative profession. From John Kendrick Bangs … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #6: Movements

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 144, Summer, 2000. MIKE: It’s common knowledge that John Campbell re-made the field of science fiction in his image (or in Heinlein’s, anyway). It wasn’t a “movement” because the … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #5: Money

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 144, Spring, 2000. MIKE: We keep skirting and tiptoeing around the issue of money, so maybe it’s time we addressed it. I’m writing this during the Republican debates in … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #4: Agents

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 144, Winter, 1999. MIKE: There are a lot of misconceptions about agents. One is that you can’t sell without one. This is demonstrably false; I think most of us … Continue reading

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