Fiction & Fact:
Michael F. Flynn debuted in Analog with “Slan Libh” (11/84) and has contributed regularly ever since. His stories have been nominated for the Hugo Award seven times, most recently for "The Journeyman: In the Stone House” and won the Theodore Sturgeon Award for “House of Dreams.” He won the first Robert A. Heinlein medal for his body of work. His twelve novels include the four-volume FIRESTAR series and the four-volume SPIRAL ARM series as well as the Hugo-nominated Eifelheim and the critically acclaimed The Wreck of “The River of Stars”. His third collection, Captive Dreams, includes three Analog stories and three new stories written for the collection. He is currently working on The Journeyman, a picaresque novel, and The Shipwrecks of Time, set in the alien world of 1965 Milwaukee.
John Alfred Taylor is a former professor of English, now Emeritus. He has more time to write science fiction and horror stories now that he’s not teaching. Over the years he’s published stories in no longer existent magazines like Galaxy, Galileo, Twilight Zone Magazine, and Oceans of the Mind till it seemed there was a secret rule: print Taylor and your magazine dies. But other magazines published his stories and thrived, and he realized he wasn’t special enough to be a Jonah. So now he’s writing without any possibility of guilt . . . except maybe writing a bad story.
This is his first story for Analog, and he feels like he’s come home, because Astounding was the first science fiction magazine he ever bought. The November 1944 issue was enough to hook him. He still remembers the cover illustration for Ted Sturgeon’s “Killdozer.”
Marianne Dyson was inspired by science fiction and the Apollo Program to become one of NASA’s first female flight controllers. After leaving NASA, she became an award-winning children’s author promoting space and science education through writing and speaking. She recently published her Space Shuttle memoir, A Passion for Space, and coauthored Welcome to Mars with Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin. Visit: http://www.mdyson.com to sign up for her free Science Snacks newsletter.
Eneasz Brodski was raised in a fundamentalist Christian sect dedicated to saving every soul possible. At the time, he couldn’t figure out why far more direct action wasn’t being taken. Nowadays he can be found blogging at DeathIsBadBlog.com, podcasting Rationalist Fiction at HPMORPodcast.com, and hoping to help save the world in less intrusive ways. He lives in Denver and can be found wrangling one of the Literature Track rooms at every Denver Comic Con.
Tony Ballantyne is the author of the Penrose and Recursion series of novels as well as many acclaimed short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. His novel Dream Paris, a follow up to the critically acclaimed Dream London, was published in September 2015.
Catherine Wells is the author of numerous novels and short stories of speculative fiction, including the AnLab Award-winning Best Novella of 2015, "Builders of Leaf Houses." For more about her books and short stories, visit http://www.catherine-wells.com.
James C. Glass is a retired physics and astronomy professor and dean who now spends his time writing, painting, traveling, and playing didgeridoo or native American flute. He made his first story sale in 1988 and was the Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has sold nine novels, four short story collections, and over fifty short stories to magazines such as Aboriginal S.F., Analog, and Talebones. A novel SEDONA CONSPIRACY and a new double anthology came out from Wildside Press in 2011. BRANEGATE came out in September of 2012 from Fairwood Press, and EAGLE SQUAD in May of 2013. For details, see his web site at www.sff.net/people/jglass/. He now divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs, California with wife Gail, who is a costumer and healing dancer.
Adam-Troy Castro's short fiction has been nominated for two Hugos, three Stokers, eight and Nebulas. His 27 books include three novels about far-future murder investigator Andrea Cort, and six about the very strange young boy named Gustav Gloom. The Gloom series wraps in August of 2016 with Gustav Gloom and the Castle of Fear. See www.adamtroycastro.com.
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is the coauthor, with Robert Silverberg, of When The Blue Shift Comes and Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg. Alvaro's more than thirty stories have appeared in magazines like Analog, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, Lackington's, Mothership Zeta, Farrago's Wainscot and Neon, as well as anthologies such as The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Tales, The 2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide, Cyber World, This Way to the End Times, Humanity 2.0 and Alphabet of Embers. Alvaro's essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The First Line, Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and Intergalactic Medicine Show; he also edits the roundtable blog for Locus.
Edward McDermott, born in Toronto, has a professional day job but spends his spare time pursuing a writing career. Aside from taking writing courses and participating in writers' groups, Edward takes time for sailing, fencing, and working as a movie extra. He loves history but hasn't built a time machine, yet. http://www.edwardmcdermott.net/.
Gwendolyn Clare holds a BA in Ecology, a BS in Geophysics, a PhD in Mycology, and swears she's done collecting acronyms. Her debut novel—Ink, Iron, and Glass—is the first in a steampunk duology about a young mad scientist with the ability to write new worlds into existence, forthcoming from Macmillan/Imprint in 2018. Her short stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and this is her second appearance in Analog.
Jay O'Connell is a writer, artist, activist, human living in Cambridge MA with his wife, two kids, two cats, and eight zillion books. A graduate of Clarion West in the nineties, Jay quit writing for over a decade but returned in 2012 with a bunch of shorts and novellas in Asimov’s, F&SF, Interzone and Analog, fulfilling a life long dream. He blogs about his social media addiction and writing at www.jayoconnell.com, dreaming his life away, awaiting the singularity—or something equally entertaining. He thanks, profusely, his family and writing workshop, Griffins, for all their support.
Jay's published work in 2016 includes the cover story of the June 2016 issue of Asimov's, the novella What We Hold Onto. In 2017, he has work slated to appear in Analog, Asimov's and an audio production at Starship Sofa.
Shane Halbach lives in Chicago with his wife and three kids, where he writes software by day and avoids writing stories by night. His fiction has previously appeared here in Analog, as well as Intergalactic Medicine Show, Escape Pod, The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction, and elsewhere. He blogs regularly at shanehalbach.com, or can be found on Twitter @shanehalbach.
Tim McDaniel teaches English as a Second Language at Green River College, not far from Seattle. His short stories, mostly comedic, have appeared in a number of SF/F magazines, including F&SF and Asimov's. He lives with his wife, dog, and cat, and his collection of plastic dinosaurs is the envy of all who encounter it. His author page at Amazon.com is https://www.amazon.com/author/tim-mcdaniel.
Stanley Schmidt (PhD, Physics) was the Editor of Analog for a long time (34 years!) and enjoys writing for it just as much now as he did before he became Editor in 1978. Most recently he contributed the serialized novel Night Ride and Sunrise and an article on story endings. A small selection of Dr. Schmidt’s many accolades and accomplishments include the Hugo Award for Best Editor: Short Form, the SFWA Solstice Award, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award given for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. When not reading Analog just for fun, Dr. Schmidt can be found hiking, traveling, and playing various sorts of music. Find more information about Stanley Schmidt on his website: https://sfwa.org/members/stanleyschmidt.
Jay Werkheiser teaches chemistry and physics to high school students, where he often finds inspiration for stories in classroom discussions. Not surprisingly, his stories often deal with alien biochemistry, weird physics, and their effects on the people who interact with them. You can follow him on twitter @JayWerkheiser or read his (much neglected) blog at http://jaywerkheiser.blogspot.com/.
Mary E. Lowd writes stories and collects creatures. She’s had three novels and more than seventy short stories published so far. Her fiction has won an Ursa Major Award and two Cóyotl Awards. Meanwhile, she’s collected a husband, daughter, son, bevy of cats and dogs, and the occasional fish. The stories, creatures, and Mary live together in a crashed spaceship disguised as a house, hidden in a rose garden in Oregon. Learn more at www.marylowd.com.
J. Northcutt Jr. is a student of history and sometime U.S. Army medic known to carry tattered issues of Analog and a selection of very fine fountain pens in his overstuffed cargo pockets. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area today, maybe elsewhere tomorrow.
Dr. Villani's daytime gig, from the '70's up until his 2012 retirement, was mission operations, testing, and control of unmanned spacecraft , supporting missions to Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, the International Space Station, and multiple locations in Medium and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit. His immersion in this technical culture, intersecting with 49+ years of marriage to the love of his life, led to what may be the nerdiest love poem in the universe. He has other projects in the pipeline that he hopes will be equally unique, although probably not as romantic.
Don Sakers is the author of Meat and Machine, Elevenses, and the Rule of Five serial at rule-of-5.com. For more information, visit www.scatteredworlds.com.
John G. Cramer’s new book describing his transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics, The Quantum Handshake—Entanglement, Nonlocality, and Transactions, (Springer, January 2016) is available online as a printed or eBook at: http://www.springer.com/gp/ book/9783319246406 . His hard SF novels, Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge, are available as eBooks from the Book View Café co-op at : http://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/ ?s=Cramer and electronic reprints of over 178 “The Alternate View” columns are available online at: http://www.npl.washington.edu/av.
Nick Falkner is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, Australia. The thread that links everything he does is a desire to make positive change and he tries to seize every opportunity he can to make that happen. Nick’s first novel, “The Curse of Kereves Dere”, an action adventure in the 1930s that combines the onset of World War II with Cthulhu mythos, bold heroes, and terrible villains, is available on iBooks and Kindle. His next novel, currently titled “Meditations on the Vampire Republic”, is due out later in 2017. You can read more about what Nick is up to at his blog: https://velourfuture.com/.