Fiction & Fact:
Howard Hendrix lives in Pine Ridge, near Shaver Lake, California. He teaches writing and literature at CSU Fresno and is the author of six science fiction novels, more than fifty works of shorter fiction, and about an equal number of nonfiction pieces both long and short. He is also a long-time firefighter with the Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and board member of the Highway 168 Fire Safe Council. Thinking about and preparing for the future may be the particular concern of firefighters, teachers, and science fiction writers, but it is also a more general characteristic of being human.
Julie Novakova is a Czech author and translator of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Fantasy Scroll and other magazines and anthologies. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, one anthology (“Terra Nullius”) and over thirty short stories and novelettes. Some of her works have been also translated into Chinese, Romanian and Estonian. She received the Encouragement Award of the European science fiction and fantasy society in 2013, the Aeronautilus award for the best Czech short story of 2014 and 2015, and for the best novel of 2015. Julie is an evolutionary biologist by study and also takes a keen interest in planetary science. She’s currently working on her first novel in English.
Read more at www.julienovakova.com and follow her on Twitter @Julianne_SF.
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. Many of his stories have appeared in Analog, with others appearing in several other science fiction magazines and anthologies. You can follow him on twitter @JayWerkheiser or read his (much neglected) blog at http://jaywerkheiser.blogspot.com/.
Bond Elam began reading and writing science fiction in junior high school. While he enjoys reading everything from mysteries to humor to mainstream fiction, he still favors stories in which real science plays a key role. Since graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in English, he's lived in eight different cities, including New York, Atlanta and Denver. He's also worked at any number of different jobs, from public health, to trucking, to software development. Along the way he's taught programming and basic computer skills to everyone from Spanish-speaking immigrants to grad students at the university level. Over the years, his writing has increasingly focuses on two areas: 1) the nature of consciousness, which he believes is far less mysterious than some people want to make it, and 2) the underlying nature of reality, which he believes is far more mysterious than most people want to believe. For the time being, at least, he lives and writes in Cincinnati, though his heart remains atop Huayna Picchu, which he climbed shortly before selling his first story to Analog in 2008.
Dave Creek's ANALOG stories all take place in a common future history, often focusing on series characters such as Mike Christopher ("Pathways," "The Unfinished Man") and Chanda Kasmira ("Splendor's Laws," "Splendor's Truth"). Dave is also the author of a novel, SOME DISTANT SHORE, which is an expansion of an ANALOG cover story, and the short story collections A GLIMPSE OF SPLENDOR and THE HUMAN EQUATIONS, which bring together both stories from ANALOG and some previously-unpublished stories. You can find out more about Dave’s work at www.davecreek.net, on Facebook at Fans of Dave Creek, and on Twitter, @DaveCreek.
Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer, writer and editor based in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto. The first recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award (now the Dell Magazines Award) for his novelette “Dedication”, he is also a two-time winner of the Canadian Aurora Award for his story “Crimson Sky” and for co-editing The Dragon and the Stars with Derwin Mak. He also co-edited the hard SF anthology Carbide Tipped Pens with Ben Bova. Visit his website www.aerospacewriter.ca or follow him on Twitter @AerospaceWriter.
Dominica Phetteplace is a math tutor who lives in Berkeley,CA. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, F&SF and Clarkesworld, among other venues.
Gord Sellar is a Canadian who’s spent almost half his life abroad. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and he screenwrote South Korea's first Lovecraftian film, the award-winning "The Music of Jo Hyeja." At the moment, he's living in South Korea with his wife and son, and is slowly working on novel in which the a biopunk Singularity blindsides Early Georgian London. Say hi at his website or over on Twitter!
Manny Frishberg was born in the shadow of New York City but has lived on the West Coast for the past 40-plus years. His stories have been appearing in anthologies and magazines since 2010. Before that he held jobs shaping wood, sheet metal and words (not all at once). An independent editor, his anthology, “Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Magic” was published last year. He and his partner make their home near Seattle, where his sometime coauthor Edd Vick lives.
Edd Vick, the son of a pirate, is a recovering Texan now living in Seattle. He is a bookseller whose library is a stuffed three-car garage. Stories by Edd have appeared in Analog, Asimov’s, Year’s Best SF, and about thirty other magazines and anthologies.
Igor Teper is an author of fiction, poetry, and scientific essays, and a physicist who uses lasers to teach old atoms new tricks. His story “The Secret Number” was adapted into an award-winning short film of the same name, for which he co-wrote the screenplay. He lives with his wife and sons in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more about his writing, check out igorteper.com.
Sam Schreiber is a writer living in Brooklyn. He teaches science fiction and fantasy at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering and cohosts the speculative fiction podcast Kaleidocast.
Marissa Lingen is the author of more than a hundred short stories, including several previous publications in Analog. She lives in the Minneapolis suburbs with two large men and one small dog. She can be found online at www.marissalingen.com or on twitter @MarissaLingen.
Bud Sparhawk has been a frequent contributor to this magazine since 1992 and has had stories accepted by three successive ANALOG editors. He has put out several collections of his published works in ebook and print formats. A complete complete bibliography can be found at: http://budsparhawk.com. He also writes a weekly blog on the pain of writing at http://budsparhawk.blogspot.com.
Writer, lecturer and artist Michael Carroll has nearly thirty books in print. He is a science journalist, novelist, and children’s author. His second novel, a cosmic murder mystery called Europa’s Lost Outpost, was released at Christmas of 2016 through Springer. Carroll is recipient of the AAS Department of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Award for best planetary science article of the year. He is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts, and recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts. He was a fellow in the 2016–17 Antarctic Artists and Writers Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation. One of his paintings is on the surface of Mars—in digital form—aboard the Phoenix lander.
Ken Brady splits his time between Oregon and Japan, where he consults in tech and advertising, and geeks on cars, robots, and craft beer. His fiction has appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, and many others. On occasion, he updates his web site at kenbrady.net.
Lavie Tidhar is the author of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning and Premio Roma nominee A Man Lies Dreaming (2014), the World Fantasy Award winning Osama (2011) and of the critically-acclaimed and Seiun Award nominated The Violent Century (2013). His latest novel is Central Station (2016). He is the author of many other novels, novellas and short stories.
Andrew Barton studied French into high school, but still had to check the story’s last lines with a French speaker. His previous stories have appeared in Analog, On Spec, Perihelion, the Bundoran Press anthologies Strange Bedfellows, Second Contacts, and Lazarus Risen, and the Alliteration Ink anthology No Sh!t, There I Was. He lives in Toronto and tweets at @ActsofAndrewB.
Joe Pitkin has lived, taught, and studied in England, Hungary, Mexico, and, more recently, at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. His fiction has appeared in Analog, PodCastle, Kaleidotrope, and elsewhere. His young adult fantasy novel Stranger Bird is forthcoming this year, and you can follow his work at his blog, The Subway Test, at https://thesubwaytest.wordpress.com. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughters.
Bill Pronzini and Barry Malzberg have collaborated on four novels, including the SF satire Prose Bowl, and more than sixty SF, fantasy, and mystery short stories. A collection of their SF/fantasy tales, On Account of Darkness, was first published in 2004.
Ken Poyner’s latest collection of short, wiry fiction, “Constant Animals”, and his latest collections of poetry - “Victims of a Failed Civics” and “The Book of Robot” - can be obtained from Barking Moose Press, at www.barkingmoosepress.com, or Amazon at www.amazon.com, or Sundial Books at www.sundialbooks.net. He often serves as strange, bewildering eye-candy at his wife’s power lifting affairs. His poetry of late has been sunning in “Analog”, “Asimov’s”, “Poet Lore”, “The Kentucky Review”; and his fiction has yowled in “Spank the Carp”, “Red Truck”, “Café Irreal”, “Bellows American Review”. His personal web can be found at www.kpoyner.com.
Allina Nunley is a writer and teacher based in Southern California. Her work has been featured in publications like Daily Science Fiction and The Colored Lens. Allina is deeply captivated by big questions about the future of technology and the human species. She uses the medium of sci-fi storytelling to explore these possible futures and play out scenarios. Exploring these themes in writing gives her the opportunity to pre-visualize these fast-approaching futures and poke about for the flaws and opportunities presented by major change. Allina loves to dream, write, and teach students to think a little bigger.
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific contributors in Analog history. A former law professor, he not only holds a law degree, but a Ph.D. in economics and a B.S. in astrophysics. He also coaches distance runners, including several Olympic Trials competitors, and has worked as a travel writer, humorist, hazardous-waste analyst, sports writer, and food-safety and nutrition writer. He once did a 100-mile cross-country ski race north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland and coached a woman to fifth place in the world championships in the grueling sport of snowshoe racing, in which he himself competed three times in the national championships.
His short-story collection, Phantom Sense and Other Stories (collaborations with fellow Analog mainstay Mark Niemann-Ross), is available in print or ebook from amazon.com and Kindle. Early this year he published another Analog-related book, Here Be There Dragons: Exploring the Fringes of Human Knowledge, from the Rings of Saturn to the Mysteries of Memory, containing eighteen of his more popular Analog fact articles, all updated for 2017. Find him on Facebook, or at www.richardalovett.com.
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.