Tuesday, March 10, 1970

Author - Jablokov, Alexander

Birth: 1956.

Death: Not yet.

Comments: Alexander Jablokov is a moderately successful science fiction author who illustrates just how difficult it is to make a living as an artist of any kind, and as a science fiction author especially. When I say successful, I mean he's published six novels and one collection of short fiction, plus  successful career of selling about three dozen stories to magazines like Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Asimov's Science Fiction. Even so, he has a day job as the marketing director for a financial services firm, a fact that saddens him, and which he has written an article about. He has a day job because, as he says, he cannot make ends meet with the money he makes from writing.

So this is a cautionary tale for everyone who harbors that fantasy that they will publish a novel and achieve J.K. Rowling levels of wealth. It may happen, because it sometimes does happen. But on the other hand, you might publish six novels and a bunch of other material, and still have to have a regular nine to five job.

My reviews of Alexander Jablokov's books:

Other books by Alexander Jablokov that I have read but not reviewed:

Short fiction by Alexander Jablokov appearing in works that I have reviewed:

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