Anyway, I felt my response was worth posting on my blog.
Personally, I think that the death of certain types of science fiction writing, ie. dime novels, pulp fiction magazines, is mainly due to changes in culture and technology. I think another shift is occurring now as literature becomes digitized. Will future readers, who grew up with a Kindle in one hand and a notepad in the other, be content with perusing through pages upon pages of text? Perhaps they will demand that e-stories become more interactive, with numerous, imbedded videos (perhaps even interactive videos that allow the viewer to control some aspect of their denouement).