I'm back with another segment of "From the Editor's Desk" over on Adventures in SciFi Publishing, along with an interview with Tate Hallaway (aka Lyda Morehouse) and the latest "Ask a Writer" installment with Tobias S. Buckell. This time I'm talking about whether or not SF is dying (sigh, not again), giving my own opinion that we're at the start of a new boom, unprecedented mainstream attention, the upswing of the pendulum, etc... By now, you know the drill. I also quote Paul McAuley, Eric Spitznagel, and Paolo Bacigalupi, at least two of whom are a lot smarter than me and one of whom is funnier. (I start about 37 minutes in.)
Meanwhile, I see that podcast host Shaun Farrell has opened this segment for questions from the audience too. As he writes: "Now is your chance to ask an editor a question! Given the success of Toby's Ask a Writer column, we've decided to open up From the Editor's Desk to listeners as well. If you have a question about publishing that you would like to ask to an editor, please email it in or call the voicemail." I don't know if I'm the editor in question or not, but it sounds like a good idea either way.