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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #17: The State of the Field

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 157, Spring, 2003. MIKE: I’ve heard some mighty dire predictions about the future of science fiction. There are those who say it’s moribund, and others who say that’s an … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #16: Anthologies

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 156, Winter, 2002. MIKE: I seem to find myself back in the anthology business again this year, after a half-decade hiatus. I’m not quite sure how it happened. I … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #15: The Marketplace

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 155, Fall, 2002. MIKE: One of the questions I’m asked most often by beginners is: “What kind of science fiction sells best?” Now, why they should ask me, instead … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #14: Print On Demand

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 154, Summer, 2002. Long before the emergence of Amazon.com’s CreateSpace option. MIKE: I’ve been writing a bi-monthly column for beginners for more than seven years now, and every now … Continue reading

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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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