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San Diego: ComicCon, Part One

Brooklyn-born Phil Seuling was the first independent national distributor of comic books. If not for Phil’s early work in the field, there would be no Diamond Comic Distributors today. Back in the 1970s, Phil hosted comic cons at the New … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Chief Justice Roberts did the right thing for America. It came as a pleasant surprise to supporters of the Affordable Care Act, who were gearing up for the incredible chaos that would have followed an unfavorable ruling, as portions of … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Science Fiction

As a kid in the 1950s, I knew that there were three shining stars in the science-fiction firmament: Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. Isaac Asimov was a second-generation “Doc” Smith. Whatever sci-fi tropes and vistas Doc did not invent, Asimov did. … Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Me . . . Part Two

So it’s the late 1970s and I’ve just been hired by the science-fiction media magazine, Starlog.  My first task is to review and edit an article by one of my literary gods, Isaac Asimov, on the possibility of faster-than-light travel. … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform

I have worked on, edited, and produced hundreds of books over the course of my career as an editor and packager. Occasionally, one will spike on Amazon.com, or even be mentioned in The New York Times’ Book Review section. But … Continue reading

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COMICS ARE FOR KIDS, TOO

I see parents on various online forums asking how old a child should be to introduce him or her to comics, and which ones might be good to start with. Okay, gentle people, there is no age limit. There are … Continue reading

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