From The Editor

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Welcome to Analog Science Fiction and Fact!

A lifelong appreciation of science fiction has led me to an incredibly fulfilling career with Analog, and I'm proud to carry on the magazine's long-standing tradition of publishing the world's finest science fiction and fact.

During my tenure at Analog, I've had the profound privilege of working with hundreds of authors, editors, TV producers, and many other notables in the science fiction field. As the editor of the longest-running SF publication in history, my personal mandate is to continue to provide the top-quality, ground-breaking hard science fiction that has characterized Analog since its launch. Welcome!

- Trevor Quachri

 

About the Editor

Trevor Quachri has been the Editor of the Hugo Award winning magazine, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, since 2012.

Prior to taking over the reins at Analog, Trevor's editorial skills were honed working with Stanley Schmidt (Analog Editor 1978-2012), Sheila Williams (Asimov's Science Fiction Editor 2004-present), and Gardner Dozois (Asimov's Editor 1986-2004). He brings to Analog a unique and reverent perspective on SF. In addition to his lifelong love of science fiction, Trevor draws upon his diverse past experiences – on Broadway, on special museum projects involving rigorous scientific data analysis, on collaboratively producing a pilot for a SF-based television show – to continue Analog's storied tradition of ground-breaking hard science fiction.

This Issue's Editorial

The Devil's Advocates or This Magazine Kills Fascists by Trevor Quachri

A contrarian, in common usage,1 is simply someone who goes against popular opinion, but there’s also a subtle implication that they do so only because they’re obstinate or because they take some perverse pleasure in it. There’s no rhyme or reason to their counter-argument, the term suggests, so one certainly needn’t really listen to them; they’d tell you the Sun is filled with ice and the sky was never blue2 if you say that it’s lovely weather we’re having. It’s a dismissive term, in my opinion: a way to avoid having to deal with an argument on its merits.

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You can email Trevor Quachri at AnalogSF@DellMagazines.com. See his interview about his goals for Analog with Carl Slaughter here: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/trevor-quachri-interview/.