Dr. Andrew Burt is a professional science fiction writer and former Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., whose publication credits include dozens of published short stories and one novel. He herds Critters (www.critters.org), the first writer's workshop on the web. Outside of science fiction, he founded the world's first Internet service provider, has been a computer science professor (research in networking, security, privacy, and free-speech/social issues), and a technology consultant/author/speaker. He's currently CEO of TechSoft, and President of GreenAroundYou.org. For a hobby, he constructs solutions to all the world's problems. Fortunately -- nobody listens. He lives in the Rockies with his wife and their two parrots.
(Shhh! A Secret of Great Writing)
An article originally published in the SFWA Bulletin on fascinating statistical correlations found between the amount of interpersonal relationships in "well regarded" vs. "ordinary" SF/F stories. In addition to the article are supplemental materials, including much that wasn't published because of space limitations.
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