Fiction & Fact
Marie Vibbert has sold over seventy short stories now, including multiple appearances in Analog, F&SF, and Lightspeed. Her debut novel, Galactic Hellcats—about an all-lady biker gang in outer space rescuing a gay prince—came out this March and was called "a rip-roaring space heist" by Publisher's Weekly.
Analog regular Rosemary Claire Smith has had science fiction, fantasy, and horror in Amazing Stories, Fantastic Stories, and various anthologies. Her interactive adventure novel, T-Rex Time Machine, is available from Choice of Games. She draws on her background as a field archaeologist to create alternate pasts. She’s been blogging at rosemaryclairesmith.wordpress.com/blogging-the-mesozoic for at least 156 million years. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @RCWordsmith.
C. Stuart Hardwick is an Analog regular, a Writers of the Future winner, and a multiple Jim Baen award finalist and winner. An Air Force brat from South Dakota, he grew up on Black Hills treasure hunts and family lore like pages from a Steinbeck novel before working with the makers of the video game Doom. For more info and a free signed e-sampler, visit www.cStuartHardwick.com.
Joe M. McDermott is an editor at Vernacular Books, and the author of nine books, including Maze from Apex Books, The Fortress at the End of Time from Tor.com, and Never Knew Another from Night Shade Books. He lives in San Antonio, TX.
Brenda Kalt was born in Arkansas and grew up in the Deep South. At Louisiana State University she obtained a B.A. degree in Spanish literature. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she obtained an M.A. in Spanish literature, and her husband. Her career includes stints as a library assistant, technical writer, and software tester. Her fiction has appeared in Analog five times, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Galaxy’s Edge, among other places. She lives with her husband and cat in central North Carolina.
Leonard Richardson works as a software architect at the New York Public Library, making it easier for library patrons to borrow ebooks. He's the author of two SF novels, Constellation Games and Situation Normal. He writes on the web at www.crummy.com.
Tom Jolly’s stories have appeared in Analog SF, Daily Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, New Myths, and a number of anthologies. His fantasy novels, An Unusual Practice and Touched, are available on Amazon, along with two short story collections. He lives in Santa Maria, California, with his wife Penny in a place where mountain lions and black bears still visit, especially if you own any chickens. You can follow him at Twitter (@tomjolly19) or Facebook (@TJWriter).
Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg have written separately for their whole lives and together since 2015. A bookseller and a recovering journalist, they have foisted more than six dozen short stories and novellas on an unsuspecting world, alone and together, ranging from hard science fiction to urban fantasies and weird western stories, available wherever fine words are sold (including More Alternative Truths (B Cubed Press) and Analog). When not editing other people’s books, Frishberg is working on his three-book SF/Fantasy mystery series, and Vick just published his first short story collection for Fairwood Press, Truer Love and Other Lies.
James C. Glass won the Golden Pen Award from Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has published ten novels, four story collections and many stories in magazines such as Analog, Aboriginal, Pulphouse and Talebones. His web page is at www.author-jamesglass.com.
Alan K. Baker is a British expat living on Florida’s Gulf Coast. He has published six novels with independent presses in the United Kingdom, including The Lighthouse Keeper, a supernatural thriller inspired by the Flannan Isles mystery; the Blackwood & Harrington Steampunk mysteries; and The Martian Falcon, a Dieselpunk noir adventure. His latest novel, the SF thriller Dyatlov Pass, was published by Lume Books last year.
This is Frank Wu’s fourth Analog tale, the second being the Anlab-winning “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary” (November 2016), to which this story is a distant, distant sequel about the war between humans and uplifted octopuses and their robotic lieutenants (it's been coming for years). While not doing art, hunting for dinosaurs, or writing patents (if you invent a cure for a cancer, he can help you get a patent on it), Frank can be found changing the world with his wife Brianna, or just playing with their three furry little dogs, including the one that inspired this story.
Audrey Ference is a writer living in Austin, TX. This is her first ever published fiction, though her non-fiction has appeared in Slate, Salon, Teen Vogue, and the Toast (RIP).
After his early childhood in Pennsylvania and Queensland, Australia, Raymund Eich grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri, surrounded by the legacy of Osage warriors, French explorers, Civil War bushwhackers, and universe-expanding astronomer Edwin Hubble. He earned a B.A. and a Ph.D., both in biochemistry, from Rice University. Though he’s no longer a working scientist, hundreds of papers cite his graduate research on the reactions of nitric oxide with heme proteins. His most recent science fiction novel, the anthropological/first contact adventure Azureseas: Cantrell’s War, was published in ebook and trade paperback in January 2021 by CV-2 Books, https://cv2books.com. His last name has one syllable. He’ll be delighted if you pronounce it “eye-sh.” He lives in Houston with his wife, son, and daughter. Find him online at https://raymundeich.com.
Juliet Kemp is a queer, non-binary writer (pronouns they/them). They live in London by the river, with their partners, kid, and dog. The first book of their fantasy series, The Deep And Shining Dark, was on the Locus 2018 Recommended Reads list; the second came out in 2020. Their short fiction has appeared in venues including Cast of Wonders and Translunar Travelers Lounge, and their story "Somewhere Else, Nowhere Else" was short-listed for the WSPA Small Press Award 2020. When not writing or child-wrangling, Juliet knits, indulges their fountain pen habit, and tries to fit an ever-increasing number of plants into a microscopic back garden. They can be found on Twitter as @julietk.
Herb Kauderer is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College, holding a PhD, MFA, and five other college degrees. He is the author of eighteen books, many of which are speculative poetry. He is a past winner of the Asimov’s Readers’ Award (2016) and the Ewaipanoma Sonnet Contest (2008), has been a finalist for the Analog AnLab Readers’ Award, and received Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. He has collaboratively written a stage play, a feature film, and other, shorter, dramatic works. He has had over fifty short stories and one thousand five hundred poems published. His work has often been nominated for the Rhysling Award, the Elgin Award, the Dwarf Star Award, and the Pushcart Prize. He visits Canada often.
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific contributors in Analog history, both as a writer of fact and fiction. A former professor turned journalist and running coach, he has written thousands of articles for more than 150 magazines and newspapers. His latest book, Neptune’s Treasure: The Adventures of Floyd and Brittney, is a novel-length rendition of his award-winning Floyd & Brittney series, which first appeared in Analog.
Edward M. Wysocki, Jr. is a retired engineer with a lifelong interest in science fiction. The theme of all three of his books, which are available from Amazon, is the connection between science fiction and the real world, specifically science and technology. In his search for cases of inspiration of an invention by science fiction, the practical approach has been to look for claims made by others that can then be investigated. His website is www.emwysocki.com.
Alvaro Zinos Amaro is a Hugo and Locus award finalist who has published some fifty stories and one hundred reviews, essays and interviews in a variety of professional magazines and anthologies.
John J. Vester has spent much of his time on the planet working in printing, graphics, and as an analyst for California State Government. Now retired, he can spend more time pursuing his interests; hiking in the Sierras, woodworking, and writing. A space buff since childhood, he has witnessed one of the last Shuttle launches and Spacex’s first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. John also volunteers for JP Aerospace. After making a minor (with a very small “m”) splash in Analog just over 20 years ago, he has recently had short stories accepted and his fact article about JP Aerospace was a 2019 Anlab award winner.
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: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319246406 or https://www.amazon.com/dp/3319246402. Editions of John’s hard SF novels Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge are available online at: https://www.amazon.com/
Twistor-John-Cramer/dp/048680450X and https://www.amazon.com/Einsteins-Bridge-John-Cramer/dp/0380788314. 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: http://www.npl.washington.edu/av.
Don Sakers is the author of Meat and Machine, Elevenses, the Rule of Five serial at rule-of-5.com, and A Cosmos of Many Mansions, a collection based on previous columns. For more information, visit www.scatteredworlds.com.