Even after all these years, finding a really first-rate story is still a thrill, one I want to share with others.
I've probably read more bad science fiction than anyone else alive. But I've also read more good science fiction than anyone else alive.
What science fiction does is take what might be possible someday and examine what might happen if it were - the drawbacks and the positive things.
An experienced slush-pile reader doesn't need more than a few seconds to see if a story has potential. You don't need to eat all of a rotten egg to determine that it's rotten.
Philadelphia's a good science-fiction town. There are many professional writers here, like Michael Swanwick, Tom Purdom, Gregory Frost, Victoria McManus and others. There are professional artists such as Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger and Susan McAninley.