Archive for July, 2010

Scott Edelman and I have been working together for about 10 or 12 years, now. He’s been my editor at the print magazines Sci-Fi Universe and Science Fiction Age. It is in this capacity that Scott and I have helped to kill two major publications. And by that, I mean that under his editorship I have had features in the very last, final-nail-in-the-coffin issues of both Sci-Fi Universe and Science Fiction Age.

As I’ve mentioned here, last week SCI FI Wire breathed its last and became Blastr. SCI FI Wire has had thousands of posts over the course of its existence. Thousands. And of those thousands of posts, made under Scott’s editorship, who should have the very last byline that ever went out under the SCI FI Wire banner? Look at the screencap below.

That would be me.

Yes, I had a piece, a feature, the very next day posted within the very first hours of Blastr’s existence. But I just hope that with this track record, Scot and I don’t get gigs at Newsweek any time soon….

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The new incarnation of SCI FI Wire, one of my main venues for my film criticism,as of yesterday is now Blastr. It’s another corporate branding/name change that seems to be falling on about the one year anniversary of SCI FI Wire/Balstr’s parent company, The Sci Fi Channel, becoming Syfy. The new layout of Blastr is pretty great. It’s pleasing to the eye in the way that SCI FI Wire was not. Though I have to say that I really miss the old Science Fiction Weekly, which got folded into SCI FI Wire about a year and a half ago. I any case, on the first day of Blastr’s existence, I contributed an article in honor of Bastille Day listing the Ten Greatest French SF Flicks. Check it out. I wrote it in a matter of of a couple of hours. It was fun to knock out. And now I want to re-watch La Jetée, having just written about how great it is.