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“The Last Days of Good People” by A.T. Sayre
A.T. Sayre has been writing in some form or other ever since he was ten years old. This is his fifth appearance in this fine publication, and his first novel. His work has appeared elsewhere in The Cosmic Background, Aurealis, Haven Speculative, and Andromeda Spaceways. His first short story collection, Signals in The Static, was published this spring by Lethe Press. Born in Kansas City, raised in New Hampshire, he lives in Brooklyn and likes to read in coffeehouses.

“Great Martian Railways” by Hûw Steer
Hûw Steer is an author and historian from London, who builds Lego with children for a living.Hûw has self-published 4 SFF novels—the first, The Blackbird and the Ghost was a semi-finalist in the fifth SPFB—and most recently a novella, The Singer. This is his second appearance in Analog; his other short stories can be found in Etherea Magazine, Grimdark Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, and probably down the back of the sofa. He is @huwage on most things and has a website at, where he rambles about whatever comes to mind.

“Vouch for Me” by Greg Egan
Greg Egan’s latest novel is Morphotrophic, and his latest collection of stories is Sleep and the Soul.  He can be found on the web at

“The Funeral” by Thoraiya Dyer
Thoraiya Dyer is an Aurealis- and Ditmar-Award winning Australian writer and veterinarian. Her short spec fic has appeared at Mag, in Clarkesworld, Analog, Fantasy Magazine, Apex, Podcastle, Cosmos, Nature, anthology Bridging Infinity and boutique collection Asymmetry. Thoraiya’s big fat fantasy novels in the Titan’s Forest Trilogy are published by Tor books. A member of SFWA, represented by the Ethan Ellenberg agency, she is an avid hiker and arbalist inspired by wild spaces and the unknown universe. Find her online at

“We Maintain the Moons” by Lyndsey Croal
Lyndsey is a Scottish author of strange and speculative fiction, with work published in several magazines and anthologies, including Apex Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, Flame Tree Press, and ElectricLit. She’s a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee, British Fantasy Award Finalist, former Hawthornden Fellow, and a Ladies of Horror Fiction Writers Grant Recipient. Her novelette “Have You Decided on Your Question” (2023) and debut short story collection Limelight (2024) are published with Shortwave Publishing. Her second collection, Dark Crescent (2025) will be published with Luna Press Publishing. Find out more about her and her work via 

“As Time Goes By” by Cam Marsollier
Cam Marsollier grew up on Isaac Asimov, Gashlycrumb Tinies, Sandman, Dungeons and Dragons, and H. P. Lovecraft. He loves digging into the how and why of the world and believes in utopia via technological accelerationism. He’s currently attempting to write a young adult adventure novel tackling tricky, modern-day themes of human biases and creating an app to archive a person’s life stories. He remains overshadowed by his delightful wife and daughter.

“The Book of Ten Thousand Faces” by Alice Towey
Alice Towey is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry based out of Northern California. In addition to Analog, her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Fireside, and Clarkesworld. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop. When she’s not writing, she works as a civil engineer specializing in water resources management. Visit for more information on her writing, as well as photos of her two cats. 

“Roundup” by Arlan Andrews, Sr.
“Roundup” marks Arlan Andrews, Sr.’s, 48th professional publication in Analog since “Science, Fiction” (June 1982). The opening line from his article “Single Stage to Infinity!” (June 1993) is now an industry standard: “The first true spaceship will take off the way God and Robert Heinlein intended…” Arlan is also founder and director of SIGMA, the science fiction think tank (“SIGMA: Summing Up the Situation”, September 2012). During a hiatus from short stories, Arlan wrote a 400,000 word trilogy—Thaw, Melt, and Floe—revealing the further post-Ice Age adventures of the bird-riding warriors Rist and Rusk, who first appeared in “Thaw” (July/August 2012), “Flow” (November 2014, Hugo-nominated), and “Fall” (July/August 2016). 

“The Fulcrum” by Frank Ward
A full-time member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Association since 1979, Frank Ward only returned to full time writing since his retirement from a 45-year stint as an English teacher and administrator at an all-boys high school here in Louisville, where he started the first science fiction class for students. Science fiction has been his genre since discovering Jules Verne and Bob Heinlein in middle school. He has always been focused on the short story as a form, but he is working on a fantasy series retelling of “The Tempest” from the point of view of Caliban and Miranda.   

“Shaker” by Paula Dias Garcia
Paula Dias Garcia is a queer writer and graphic designer from Brazil, with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick. Their works include poetry and short fiction published in Crest Letters, The Ogham Stone, Silver Apples Magazine, and Riverbed Review. Currently, they’re the artistic director for Sans. PRESS.

“Isabella Chaos” by Terry Franklin
Terry Franklin has had stories published in Final Frontier, Absolute Magnitude, and Analog. His recently completed novel is hoping to find a publisher. It’s a coming of age story, science fiction in the sense of being near future, with a bit of technology, and a good deal of nerd culture, but it is less action-oriented than much SF today. It delves into the ups and downs of the human condition, more along the lines of Aldous Huxley or Kurt Vonnegut than Larry Correia. Terry lives in Amherst, Mass and is known to frequent the weekly seminars at many UMass science departments. (Not only for the refreshments.

“Prompt Injection” by Tom R. Pike
Tom Pike is a research analyst who studies the climate crisis, and the economic and political systems that created it. He writes folk tales and morality plays for the Anthropocene Age. 

“Terminal City Dogs” by Matthew Claxton
Matthew Claxton is a science fiction and fantasy writer who moonlights forty hours a week as a newspaper reporter. His previous stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Escape Pod, and SciFiction. “Terminal City Dogs” is his third story to appear in Analog Science Fiction & Fact. Matthew lives near Vancouver, British Columbia. 

“First Contact” by H.A.B. Wilt
Haley Byrd Wilt is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, CNN, and NOTUS, among others. She also co-hosts Hoth Takes, a podcast about Star Wars. 

“Murderbirds” by Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove has been reading Analog since 1960. His first story here appeared in 1983, which—he realizes with a not so small sense of shock—is more than 40 years ago now. His latest novel is an alternate history, The Wages of Sin. Upcoming are a story collection, Other People’s Playgrounds; a noirish detective fantasy, Twice as Dead; and a historical fantasy, City in Chains. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Laura Frankos (who’s also appeared in Analog a couple of times. 

“In Praise of Third-Class Worlds” by Kevin Walsh
Kevin Walsh is a professor in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Melbourne. He has interests in climate change, climate variability and planetary science. 

Guest Editorial: “Personal Choice” by Stanley Schmidt
Stanley Schmidt edited Analog for 34 years, with numerous Hugo nominations and one rocket, and has written quite a bit of fiction and nonfiction of his own, including half a dozen novels and about 400 editorials and guest editorials. Despite relinquishing the helm of Analog in 2012, he keeps creeping back into its pages in one way or another, in between hiking, playing music, and otherwise exploring this fascinating world.

Alternate View: “CERN Seeks Magnetic Monopoles” by John G. Cramer
John G. Cramer’s 2016 nonfiction book describing his transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics, The Quantum Handshake—Entanglement, Nonlocality, and Transactions, (Springer, January 2016) is available online as a hardcover or eBook at: or Editions of John’s hard SF novels Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge are available online at: and Electronic reprints of 207 or more “The Alternate View” columns written by John G. Cramer and previously published in Analog are currently available online at:

The Reference Library by Rosemary Claire Smith
Rosemary Claire Smith has worked as a field archaeologist, union leader, and election lawyer. Over the years, Analog has published her alternate histories, time-travel tales, and other science fiction stories, as well as several guest editorials and book review columns. Rosemary has also written fantasy, horror and an interactive adventure game, T-Rex Time Machine. Her stories and essays also appear in Amazing Stories, Fantastic Stories, and other periodicals and anthologies. Follow her online:; Rosemary Claire Smith on Facebook; and across social media @RCWordsmith to find out what else she is up to.

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