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Old May 28 2013, 10:01 AM   #50
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Re: Novel feature by Empire Film Magazine

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A number of the early Pocket writers were pre-established professional SF authors, including Vonda McIntyre, "Lee Correy" (G. Harry Stine), Diane Duane, Greg Bear (though not as big yet as he'd later become), and John M. Ford.
Re this aspect, Holt's article mentions most of the above authors, plus Barbara Hambly, and goes on to say,

Pocket had a policy of paying A-list SF authors small advances; "This weeded out people who wanted to do it for the money and we got authors who needed to care about what they were doing", recalls David Hartwell, the editor at the time.

It worked. The 1980s were wild, heady days on the final frontier...
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