AISFP 74 – Joseph Mallozzi and Lou Anders

Joseph Mallozzi, Consulting Producer of Stargate Universe, and Lou Anders, Editorial Director of Pyr, join us to analyze how literary and media science fiction influence each other. Topics discussed include adaptations, the sophistication of new TV shows, fantasy literature, a Pyr title making cameos on Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Joe’s book club, and much more.

Editorial: After the interview, I continue my examination of the demise of Realms of Fantasy by discussing Sovereign Media’s claim that the magazine was profitable. See the article at SFscope. I’m not buying the explanation given in this brief article, and if they are being completely honest, I’m somewhat baffled.

Feedback: Erik writes to congratulate me on my Honorable Mention placement in the Writers of the Future. He’s also looking for places to get his short stories critiqued. Marcy writes with some suggestions with what booksellers can do sell more magazines.

Link: The Triumph of the Readers
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5 Responses to “AISFP 74 – Joseph Mallozzi and Lou Anders”

  1. Don’t claim to know, but many businesses have requirements beyond “being profitable”. Don’t know what it’s like now, but banks used to require a certain revenue stream to maintain credit lines, or even offer loans.

    It could be the magazine, while profitable, does not meet whatever internal criteria they have. Perhaps they want to divert that money to vehicles with a higher rate of return.

    Likely, they would like to sell it as opposed to shutting it down (unless there is more we don’t know).

    As far as the rest of the show . . . pretty good. With regards to the literary versus TV; I think TV is coming into its own. I would prefer to see mini-series as opposed to open-ended, multi-season story arcs. Mainly because I doubt they map it all out at first. So often they end up making the stuff up as they go. A mini-series (3-5 episodes) is much easir to handle, especially in the story telling. Then again, what do I know? I’m an engineer


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