Author Archives: Scott Epstein

About Scott Epstein

I've consumed science fiction for as long as I can remember. I've written it since age 8. I founded and edited Proteus Continuum, a Science Fiction magazine, at Tufts University from 1990-1992. Professionally, I've worked in professional publishing for more than 17 years, in both editorial and marketing functions.

Makers and Takers?

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Here’s a story–the story of the history of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation. In the 1950s, Leo Fender invented the Telecaster, and with it, the Fender company. Also coming out of Leo Fender’s mind (and shop)? The Precision Bass, the Jazz … Continue reading

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Geek Role Models: Why the Spider-Man “One More Day” Storyline Was A Great Abdication of Responsibility

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OK, so I acknowledge that I’m coming at this issue a few years late. But I left comics fandom in 2007 when Joe Quesada promulgated the “One More Day” Spider-Man storyline. Certain persons at Marvel had, for decades, attempted to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Wasn’t “Shakespeare”

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No. I don’t mean in the Anonymous sense that the person named William Shakespeare had nothing to do with the works bearing his name, except that they bear his name but someone else wrote. Rather, I mean that Shakespeare wasn’t … Continue reading

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All About Editing

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Editors and publishers are the victims of their own success. Or rather, the victims of our own good works. The “Open” advocates welcome a flood of material. They imagine tearing down the gates, letting everything through. Sounds good–maybe–in theory. But … Continue reading

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Future Bookstores (Brick-and-Mortar Edition)

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There is a presumption in the air that Amazon’s ability—and willingness—to cut into profit margins and even sell at a loss—means the end of the brick-and-mortar bookstore as we know it. (As a corollary, some believe that this may also … Continue reading

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Publishing Evolution

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In “Amazon’s Jungle Logic,” Richard Russo talks about Amazon attacking—perhaps even dismembering—“literary culture” by attacking brick-and-mortar bookstores with its price comparison app. There is a point there; the app does make it easier for readers to see—in real time—how much … Continue reading

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One Week and Counting

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A week ago Wednesday (that’s September 14, 2011), I applied to Duotrope to get listed as a fledgling market. They approved PulpCorner.com the next day. And I want to take this opportunity to thank all the writers who’ve taken a … Continue reading

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Greetings and Salutations

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Welcome to Pulp Corner! If you read short genre fiction—personally, I mostly read science fiction—then you’re familiar with the traditional digest-sized pulp magazines. I’m thinking here of magazines like Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction or Asimov’s or Analog. also … Continue reading

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Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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