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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #3: Foreign Sales

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 143, Fall, 1999. MIKE: One of a writer’s most important sources of income is the foreign sale. Actually, I shouldn’t use the singular; if you make only one foreign … Continue reading

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My Chicon 7 Diary, as WorldCon Guest of Honor

NOTE: Every year I write a Worldcon Diary for Challenger, a multiple Hugo nominee. Now that it has reached all its subscribers, I got editor Guy Lillian’s permission to run it here as well, since this was a very special … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #2: Editors

NOTE: this article first appeared in the pages of SFWA Bulletin 141, Spring, 1999. MIKE: The first four truly influential short story editors in the field were John Campbell, Anthony Boucher, Horace Gold, and Mike Moorcock. I don’t think there’s … Continue reading

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The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #1: The Specialty Press

SPECIAL NOTE: Barry Malzberg and I have been writing The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues for the quarterly SFWA Bulletin for more than 15 years. (We just handed in our 62nd.) And now that we’ve run through 60+ Ask Bwana columns (though I’ll … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #63

The original 59 Ask Bwana columns ran in Speculations and were reprinted here over the past year and a half, with updates where required. This is the four all-new Ask Bwana column answering questions that arrived while the originals were … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #62

Okay, here we are with a third set of recent questions (and answers, of course) to follow the 59 Ask Bwana columns I’ve run and updated here. QUESTION: What’s something you think your successful writer proteges are doing right? ANSWER: … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #61

Okay, here we are with a second set of recent questions (and answers, of course) to follow the 59 Ask Bwana columns I’ve run and updated here. QUESTION: What do you make of the explosion of self-published material for Kindle … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #60

There were 59 Ask Bwana columns in Speculations, and we’ve run them all here on the web page, with updates where necessary. But while they were running, we’ve received enough new questions for a few more columns. This is the … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #59

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — September, 2003 The crystal has been cloudy for a couple of years, but it’s finally beginning to clear. The field has been in the doldrums. Advances (in many cases) are down. The … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #58

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — July, 2003 Okay, you’ve sold your first (or second, or third) novel, and you’re not merely proud of it, you know deep in your heart that it deserves a major award . … Continue reading

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