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.
Martin L. Shoemaker writes software by day and science fiction by night. His work has received the AnLab award for Best Novelette 2015 (“Racing to Mars”), the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award (“Today I Am Paul”), and third place in Writers of the Future (“Unrefined”). You can learn more about his fiction at http://Shoemaker.Space.
C. Stuart Hardwick is a Writers of the Future winner and three-time Jim Baen Award finalist who’s been published in Analog, Galaxy’s Edge, Forbes.com and Mental Floss, among others. A southerner from South Dakota, Stuart grew up creating radio dramas and animated shorts before moving on to robots and ill-conceived flying machines. He’s worked with the creators of the video game Doom, married an aquanaut, and trained his dog to pull a sled. Stuart studied writing at U.C. Berkeley, lives in Houston, and has been known to wear a cape. For more information and a free signed e-sampler, visit www.cStuartHardwick.com.
Maggie Clark lives and works in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Maggie's stories have appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, and Lightspeed, among others, with work forthcoming in Rich Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 and Gardner Dozois's Year's Best Science Fiction: 34th Annual Collection.
Brian Trent’s speculative fiction appears in Analog (“Karma Among the Cloud Kings”), Fantasy & Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Great Jones Street, Daily Science Fiction, Apex, Escape Pod, Galaxy’s Edge, Nature, and numerous year’s best anthologies. The author of the historical fantasy series RAHOTEP, he is also a 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award finalist and Writers of the Future winner. Trent lives in New England, where he works as a novelist, screenwriter, and poet. His blog and website can be found at www.briantrent.com.
Rob Chilson was born in 1945 and has sold numerous stories to Analog and elsewhere. He’s currently working on a novel inspired by William Hope Hodgson's NIGHT LAND. The character of Hububba, in “Across the Steaming Sea” is based on that of Jim Backus's Genie in the short feature, “A Lad in his Lamp” (available on Youtube). Bugs Bunny and all other characters voiced by Mel Blanc. The chance to hear these artists working at the top of their forms should not be missed. Added attraction: the origin of “Dad-Bag.”
Robert R. Chase is a recently retired Army Chief Counsel who has published three novels and dozens of short stories in Analog and Asimov's. “Decaying Orbit” (Asimov's October/November 2014) was selected for The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera. Since retiring, he has been spending his newly available time writing, traveling, and learning to sail. His current story was inspired by the real and very odd career of John Whiteside Parsons.
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.
Kyle Kirkland is a former Air Force sergeant, a former neuroscientist, a former writer of science books, a former libertarian, a former Republican, a former Democrat, and a former naively optimistic person. Currently he writes an occasional story but wastes most of his time on developing a new and absurd model of space and time, which will put to rest, in the author's mind and no one else's, some of the silliness of quantum mechanics.
Holly Schofield is the author of over fifty short stories. Her works have appeared in Lightspeed, Cast of Wonders, Tesseracts, and many other publications throughout the world. Her stories span the science fictional universe, from hard SF to space opera to steampunk. Good thing the universe is expanding! Watch for upcoming stories in Brave New Girls (proceeds go to STEM programs for girls) and The Young Explorer's Adventure Guide anthologies. For more of her work, visit hollyschofield.wordpress.com.
Uncle River lives in a New Mexico county the size of New Jersey, with a population of 3,700, on the Continental Divide, where he grows squash and is a member of the Pie Town Volunteer Fire Department.
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.
Eve Warren enjoys writing, reading, rowing, and hiking. She lives in Pittsburgh.
Ron Collins has been contributing to Analog for over fifteen years. Stealing the Sun, his 6-book space-faring series, was originally conceived as a short story of the same title that appeared in Analog’s pages. You can find it through links on his web site: typosphere.com. His fantasy series Saga of the God-Touched Mage reached #1 on Amazon’s bestselling dark fantasy list in the UK, #2 in the US. His short fiction has received a Writers of the Future prize and a CompuServe HOMer. His short story “The White Game” was nominated for the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s 2016 Derringer Award.
H.G. Stratmann MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP is a retired cardiologist. Before entering private practice he was Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and involved in conducting clinical medical research. Henry has a BA in chemistry from St. Louis University and will soon receive a BS in physics with a minor in astronomy from Missouri State University. Besides contributing numerous stories and science fact articles to Analog, he is the author of the new book Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer’s Guide to Human Biology (Springer, 2016).
Bruce Boston is the author of more than fifty books and chapbooks, including the dystopian SF novel The Guardener's Tale. His poems and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications and have received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov's Readers Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Rhysling and Grandmaster Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. For more info, please visit http://bruceboston.com/.
Josh Pearce is a fiction writer and poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned a B.A. degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from SFSU and currently works as an editorial assistant at Locus magazine. His writing has been accepted into several magazines including Star*Line, Andromeda Spaceways, and Eye to the Telescope. He currently lives in the East Bay with his wife. Find him on Twitter: @fictionaljosh or at fictionaljosh.com. One time, Ken Jennings signed his chest.
Tom Easton is Professor of Science at Thomas College in Waterville, ME. In 2014, after thirty-one years there, he plans to retire. He also spent thirty years as Analog's book columnist before passing the baton to Don Sakers. He has also contributed science articles and stories.
Bruce McAllister grew up in a Navy family with a marine-sciences father involved in classified work. His short stories have appeared over the years in many of the field’s leading science fiction magazines and “year’s best” anthologies; and been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. His career-spanning science fiction collection, The Girl Who Loved Animals, appeared in 2007.
Patrick Smith spent his formative years in the Midwest before heading to the West Coast and writing screenplays with good friend Bruce McAllister. He has training and practice in neuropsychology, loves all things outdoors, and currently trades forex in his spare time.
Rosemary Claire Smith worked as an archaeologist and a campaign-finance attorney before becoming a full-time fiction writer. Her stories, which have sold to Analog, Fantastic Stories, Stupefying Stories, Digital Science Fiction and elsewhere, showcase her interests in space exploration, sentient aliens, genetic engineering, mythology, and time travel to the heyday of the dinosaurs. She's been tweeting as @RCWordsmith and blogging at rosemaryclairesmith.wordpress.com/blogging-the-mesozoic for the last 156 million years.
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.