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Philip Athans

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author & Editor Phil Athans

Phil Athans published his own magazine: Alternative Fiction & Poetry, before he ever sold a story. In its short, five-issue life span went from complete obscurity to semi-obscurity. In 1995 he became the newest editor for TSR Books, one of the premiere publishers of fantasy fiction in the world. His editing job moved to Seattle …

CONTENT IS KING

I’ve long ago lost track of how many times I’ve publicly identified myself as a “content provider.” Most of the time, this has been in regards to the rise of the e-book. How do I feel about this upstart new format that seemingly turns the very concept of the book and how it’s published on …

PILE ON THE HUGE: SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ON (OR OFF) A BUDGET

At Wondercon in San Francisco last month I went to the Green Lantern movie presentation, where the movie’s star, Ryan Reynolds, showed a nice big chunk of footage from the movie. Even though I’m not really much of a Green Lantern fan I was blown away by what I saw. The scale of this movie—at …

BEEN THERE, SURVIVED THAT

I began working in the music retail business in January of 1988 at JR’s Music in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. When I started there as a manager trainee, the best selling music format was the vinyl LP, cassettes placed a distant second, and all of the CDs were contained in a single waterfall rack …