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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <>
 Subject: USENET SFWA post
      To: CIS  
    Date: 9/29/1996 8:44:00 AM  

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Eric Baker <> asks:
> Not SFWA surely?

Organizationally, no, SFWA doesn't make a big deal about who
sold what copies, but it *is* a point of status within SFWA -- selling
authors tend to get more attention than non-selling authors, that's
understandable -- and within the greater SF establishment.

And yes, Norman could win a Nebula...I only used the word
"theoretically" to indicate that his work does fall within the correct
parameters (prose, SF, book form) to be nominated, but that the odds
of such a book winning would be slim at best unless the books made a
HUGE change in direction.


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