Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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Link to “The Homecoming”

For Hugo voters (and fans in general), here’s a link to “The Homecoming”, my 2012 Hugo nominee.

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Ask Bwana #30

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #30 — November, 1999 Last issue I promised to show you why, though the size of the advance is the most important thing in a good contract, it’s of diminishing importance in a … Continue reading

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Mike gets his 36th Hugo nomination

I just found out that my short story, “The Homecoming”, is a 2012 Hugo nominee. This makes my 36th Hugo nomination, an all-time record for writers. Thanks to all of you who nominated it. And for those of you who … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #29

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #29 — September, 1999 This column is one issue shy of its fifth birthday, and it occurs to me that while people have been throwing around phrases like option clauses and sub rights … Continue reading

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Another “Harry the Book” story sold

I just sold “The Evening Line”, a new Harry the Book story, to Rip-Off, a major anthology edited by Gardner Dozois. The conceit is that every story has to begin with the opening line of a classic public-domain story; I … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #28

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations #28 — July, 1999 I just finished my sixth day of teaching Clarion, and the students seem to have saved up their best quotes from the various workshops with the intention of putting … Continue reading

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