Fiction & Fact:
Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with street children and refugees in Latin America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and taught his son about super-heroes and science. Many of his Asimov’s and Analog stories take place in the same world as “The Quantum Magician.” He tweets from @derekkunsken, blogs at BlackGate.com, and makes his internet home at DerekKunsken.com.
Frank Wu is a transdimensional interspace being, living physically near Boston with his wife Brianna the Magnificent, but regularly projecting his mind across time and space to commune with dinosaurs, eurypterids, and numinous energy beings. Visualizations and written accounts of these journeys can be found in Analog, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, frankwu.com, and the radiation-hardened memory bunkers of planet Gorsplax.
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.
Andy Duncan’s honors include a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and three World Fantasy Awards. His third collection, An Agent of Utopia: New and Selected Stories, will be published in November 2018 by Small Beer Press. He teaches writing at Frostburg State University in Appalachian Maryland. His website is https://sites.google.com/site/beluthahatchie/, and he can be found on Facebook at andy.duncan.39794 and on Twitter @beluthahatchie.
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.
A native of Boston, MA, Auston Habershaw is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest and has published stories in Galaxy's Edge, F&SF, Escape Pod and other places. His epic fantasy series, The Saga of the Redeemed, is available from Harper Voyager. You can find him on the web at aahabershaw.com, where you can find him talking about writing, his novels, and lots of tabletop RPGs.
Marissa Lingen is a science fiction writer living in the Minneapolis suburbs with two large men and one small dog. She has had numerous works in Analog before and has also appeared in Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and many other publications. She is full of opinions about tisanes, Kalevala translations, and most other things you might ask about. She once studied physics and has never quite recovered.
By day, Evan Dicken studies old Japanese Maps and crunches data for all manner of fascinating medical research at The Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His short fiction has most recently appeared in: Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction, and he has work forthcoming from publishers such as: Stupefying Stories and The Black Library. Feel free to visit him at evandicken.com, where he wastes both his time and yours.
Kris Dikeman draws pictures, makes games, and writes stories. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Strange Horizons, Year's Best Fantasy 9 and Mad Hatters and March Hares, among other places. Read more of her work at her website, whatswrongwithmurielpuce.com.
Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator, and anthologist from Brooklyn, NY. Over 100 of his short stories have appeared in Nature, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Fireside, Galaxy's Edge, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction and was a two-time finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction (2015 and 2017). He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His latest collection, The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories, was published in 2018. His website is www.alexshvartsman.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.
James Robert Herndon’s stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Halfway Down the Stairs, and the Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction anthology. His story “Mammals” was selected by Jeff VanderMeer as the winner of the Omnidawn fiction contest and is available as a chapbook. He lives with his wife and dog in Atlanta and is currently working on a novel. His website is jamesrobertherndon.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.
M. Bennardo's stories have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. This is his first story for Analog. He likes his hamburgers medium well with Swiss cheese and grilled mushrooms.
Rich Larson has published nine novels, including his Ignotus Award-winning series set in a steampunk Spanish empire (The Darkness Cycle), a near future dystopia (They Lie), an SF story about Hypatia of Alexandria (The Last Night of Hypatia of Alexandria) and a collection of his best short stories (Sweet Sixteen).
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. She writes both fiction and poetry, and her work has appeared in Analog, Daily SF, F&SF, Lightspeed, and Science. She has an antiquated website at http://www.marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.
Jacob A. Boyd, his wife, and dog live in Eugene, Oregon with either too few bookcases or too many books. A list of his previous publications, as well as links to videos of his sketch comedy can be found at https://jacobaboyd.wordpress.com/.
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.
Daniel James Peterson is a philosopher, writer, and nonprofit executive director living in Decatur, Georgia. He teaches philosophy at South Georgia State College and has published papers on a variety of topics from the philosophy of physics to the philosophy of education. More information on his educational nonprofit, Mind Bubble, can be found at mindbubble.org. You can find him online at danieljamespeterson.com or on Twitter (@djpwrites).
G. O. Clark is retired and resides in Davis, CA in a mobile home. His poetry has appeared in Asimov's many times, and in numerous other magazines over the years. His most recent books include Built To Serve: Robot Poems, 2017, and Twists & Turns, 2016, short stories from Alban Lake Publishing. He won the 2001 Asimov's Readers' Award for poetry, and was a 2011 Bram Stoker Award Finalist. He can be found online at http://goclarkpoet.weebly.com.
Marianne J. 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.
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.
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.