Fiction & Fact:
Tom Greene is a biracial Anglo/Latino science nerd originally from south Texas who currently works as a full time English professor at a small college in the northeast. He lives in a Victorian-era house in Salem, MA with his wife and two cats. Visit his Web site at www.advancedhypothetics.com.
Marissa Lingen is a freelance writer living in the Minneapolis suburbs with two large men and one small dog. She can be found at www.marissalingen.com/blog or @MarissaLingen on Twitter.
Edward M. Lerner is a physicist, computer scientist, and curmudgeon by training. Writing full-time since 2004, he applies all three skill sets to SF (including his 2015 award-winning novel InterstellarNet: Enigma) and popular science. Ed's authorial web site is edwardmlerner.com.
Thoraiya Dyer is an Aurealis and Ditmar Award-winning, Sydney-based science fiction writer and lapsed veterinarian. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos, Analog and pretty much all the Fablecroft anthologies. Four of her original stories are collected in the petite yet beautiful, “Asymmetry,” available from Twelfth Planet Press. Her first novel, “Crossroads of Canopy,” a big fat fantasy set in a magical rainforest, is forthcoming from Tor in January 2017. You can listen to a short story set in the same world, “The Chimney-Borer and the Tanner,” at Podcastle.org and/or follow her @ThoraiyaDyer on Twitter. Her website is thoraiyadyer.com.
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is the author of Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, and co-author with Silverberg of When the Blue Shift Comes. Alvaro's more than thirty stories and numerous essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in markets like Asimov's, Lightspeed, Nature, Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, Strange Horizons, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Intergalactic Medicine Show and Lackington's, as well as various anthologies such as The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty, Cyber World, This Way to the End Times, Humanity 2.0, and The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. He edits the roundtable blog for Locus.
Joel Richards is author of the novel Pindharee (Tor), but he is mainly a short fiction writer. His stories have appeared in Asimov's and Analog, as well as a range of original anthologies including Terry Carr's Universe series, Roger Zelazny's Wariors of Blood and Dream, and Harry Turtledove's Alternate Generals II. When Joel isn’t writing, he’s running ArchRival, a group of athletic shoe and clothing stores north of San Francisco that he founded . . . or running the trails on Mt. Tam. He’s running somewhat slower in more recent years, but writing a bit faster. San Francisco and the Bay Area infuse much of what he writes, including "Split Signal."
Marie DesJardin writes both humorous and dramatic speculative fiction ranging from flash fiction to novels to screenplays. By day, she develops eLearning for a video surveillance company, which means she never has to ask what anyone else is doing, because she already knows. Marie resides in Denver, Colorado, travels extensively, and enjoys hiking in the mountains when they are not on fire. You can find a list of her publications on her website: www.mariedesjardin.com.
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.
F.J. Bergmann edits poetry for Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (sfpoetry.com) and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com), and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. Recent work appears in Eye to the Telescope, The Future Fire, Futures Trading, Pulp Literature, and Twisted Moon.
Alec Nevala-Lee is currently at work on the nonfiction book Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, which will be released by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2018. His novels include The Icon Thief, City of Exiles, and Eternal Empire, all published by Penguin, and his stories have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oak Park, Illinois, and he blogs daily at www.nevalalee.com.
Scott Edelman has published more than 85 short stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Twilight Zone, Dark Discoveries, MetaHorror, The Mammoth Book of Monsters, and many others. His collection of zombie fiction, What Will Come After, released in 2010, was a finalist for both the Stoker Award and the Shirley Jackson Memorial Award. His science fiction short stories have been collected in What We Still Talk About. He has been a Bram Stoker Award finalist six times. A collection of zombie novelettes titled Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them will be out soon from Written Backwards Press. Additionally, Edelman worked for the Syfy Channel for more than thirteen years as editor of Science Fiction Weekly, SCI FI Wire, and Blastr. He was the founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run. He has been a four-time Hugo Award finalist for Best Editor.
Antha Ann Adkins lives in Friendswood, Texas with her husband, two children, and an ever-growing collection of books. Her stories have been published in the Athena's Daughters 2 anthology, Stupefying Stories, Perihelion Science Fiction, and several other publications. She blogs about Space & Aliens, her favorite things to write about, at acubedsf.com.
Guy Stewart is a husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, science teacher, guidance counselor and writer – all rolled into one! With publications in Analog, Stupefying Stories, Cricket and Cicada, Shoreline of Infinity, Turtle, The Writer, and podcasts on Cast of Wonders, he writes science fiction, science experiments, historical fiction, and lots of essays. Residing in snow-packed Minnesota, he camps, bikes, and writes a blog at http://faithandsciencefiction.blogspot.com/.
Tom Jolly is a retired astronautical/electrical engineer who now spends his time writing SF and fantasy, designing board games (such as Wiz-War, and Manhattan Project: Energy Empire), and creating obnoxious puzzles. He lives with his wife Penny in Santa Maria, California, in a place where mountain lions and black bears still visit on occasion. You can find more of his stories at www.silcom.com/~tomjolly/tomjolly2.htm.
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/.
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.
James Gunn, emeritus professor of English at the University of Kansas, has enjoyed careers in both writing and teaching science fiction. Former president of both SFWA and SFRA, he has received the top awards of both associations. His latest novel is Transgalactic. He taught his first science-fiction class in 1969.
Andrew Barton lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he works for a communications company, and had a bit of trouble organizing the pronouns for this story. His work has previously been published in Analog, On Spec, and anthologies from Bundoran Press and Alliteration Ink. He thought you might be interested to know that the article Rho mentioned at the beginning is "The Blivit in the B-Ring" by Richard C. Hoagland, which ran in the December 1982 and January 1983 issues of Analog. Visit his website at actsofminortreason.com, or his Twitter feed at @ActsofAndrewB.
Christopher L. Bennett has been an Analog contributor on and off since 1998. A Cincinnati, Ohio resident with bachelor's degrees in physics and history, he is one of Pocket Books' most prolific authors of Star Trek tie-in fiction, including the Star TreK: Enterprise -- Rise of the Federation series and Star Trek: The Original Series -- The Face of the Unknown, and his hard-SF superhero novel Only Superhuman was named Library Journal's SF/Fantasy Debut of the Month for October 2012. Christopher's homepage is at christopherlbennett.wordpress.com, and his Facebook author page is at www.facebook.com/ChristopherLBennettAuthor.
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific contributors in Analog history. A former law professor, he also holds a Ph.D. in economics and a B.S. in astrophysics and coaches distance runners, including several Olympic Trials competitors. His story collection, Phantom Sense and Other Stories is available , is available from amazon.com, https://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Sense-Stories-RIchard-Lovett-ebook/dp/B0092SAOIY?ie=UTF8&btkr=1&redirect=true&ref_=dp-kindle-redirect, as is his most recent non-Analog story, a near-future novella called Million Dollar Marathon. https://www.amazon.com/Million-Dollar-Marathon-Philip-Maffetone-ebook/dp/B01C348ECG?ie=UTF8&keywords=million%20dollar%20marathon&qid=1463456306&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1_twi_kin_2&ref_=redir_mobile_desktop&sr=1-1 He is working on a collection of his most popular science articles from Analog and Cosmos magazine for which he also writes. 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.