November 27, 2016

The Science Fiction Professional

The Science Fiction Professional

Questions and answers on the business of writing science fiction from the all-time leading award winner for short science fiction (according to Locus), Mike Resnick.

Mike Resnick wrote 59 “Ask Bwana” columns for the multiple Hugo nominee Speculations in the 1990s. He has expanded and updated his answers in this new column, as well as including a few brand-new “Ask Bwana” column he recently ran on his website. The field has changed enormously, especially in the area of electronic publishing, and this new version addresses problems that didn’t even exist the first time around.
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Mike Resnick

A native of Chicago, Resnick is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago from 1959 to 1961 where he met his future wife, Carol. The couple were married 1961. In the 1960s and early 1970s, Resnick wrote more than 200 "adult" novels under pseudonyms, edited seven tabloid newspapers, and edited a trio of men's magazines. He also produced a weekly column on horse racing for more than a decade, and for eleven years wrote a monthly column on purebred collies, which he and his wife bred and exhibited. His wife Carol is also a writer, as is his daughter, Laura Resnick, who is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Resnick's papers, consisting of at least 125 boxes, are in the Special Collections Library of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He was the Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Chicago in 2012. Learn more about Resnick and his body of work at