Fiction & Fact:
Jerry Oltion has been writing science fiction since the age of six and getting it published for the last forty years or so. The majority of his short fiction has appeared right here in Analog, with “An Eye for an Eye” marking his 96th story in these pages. This one is a sequel to “The Ascension” in the November/December 2018 issue. Jerry also writes a regular science column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and a regular column on amateur telescope making for Sky & Telescope magazine.
Adam-Troy Castro has twenty-six books to date including four Spider-Man novels, three novels about Andrea Cort, and six middle-grade, dimension-spanning adventures of young Gustav Gloom. Adam’s darker short fiction for grownups is highlighted by his collection, Her Husband’s Hands And Other Stories (Prime Books). He has won numerous awards and lives in Florida with his wife Judi and either three or four cats, depending on whether Gilbert’s escaped this week.
Harry Turtledove’s first Analog story, “Herbig-Haro,” ran in the October 1984 issue, under the byline “Eric G. Iverson.” He’s appeared here more often than in any other magazine. His novel, Through Darkest Europe, came out from Tor September 2018. It looks at a world where Islam developed science, technology, and representative government while Western Europe stagnated because of religious enthusiasm. Del Rey published his most recent novel, a contemporary supernatural thriller called Alpha and Omega, this past July.
Sarina Dorie has sold over 150 short stories to markets like Analog, Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Abyss and Apex. Her stories and published novels have won humor contests and Romance Writer of America awards. She has sold three novels to publishers. Her steampunk romance series, The Memory Thief and her collections, Fairies, Robots and Unicorns—Oh My! and Ghosts, Werewolves and Zombies—Oh My! are available on Amazon, along with a dozen other novels she has written. Recently she has released a series titled Womby’s School for Wayward Witches.
A few of her favorite things include: gluten-free brownies (not necessarily glutton-free), Star Trek, steampunk aesthetics, fairies, Severus Snape, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Darcy.
By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website: www.sarinadorie.com.
C. Stuart Hardwick is an Analog regular, a Writers of the Future winner, and a five-time 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.
Sean McMullen lives in Melbourne and worked for three decades in scientific computing while running a parallel career as a science fiction author. He has had 120 books and stories published and has won over a dozen awards, as well as having Hugo and BSFA award nominations. A collection of his recent stories, Dreams of the Technarion, was published by Reanimus Press in November 2017. His daughter is the award winning SF and horror screenwriter, Catherine S. McMullen. Online Sean is at www.seanmcmullen.net.au.
Jay Werkheiser teaches chemistry and physics. Pretty much all the time. His stories are sneaky devices to allow him to talk about science in a (sort of) socially acceptable way. Much to his surprise, the editors of Analog and various other magazines, e-zines, and anthologies have found a few of his stories worth publishing. Many of those story ideas came from nerdy discussions with his daughter or his students. He really should keep an updated blog and author page, but he mostly wastes his online time on Facebook, MeWe, or Twitter (@JayWerkheiser).
“The Greatest Day” is adapted from a novelette that will appear in the forthcoming alternate history anthology Other Covenants, to be published in 2020 by ChiZine Publications. Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer and award-winning writer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He coedited the hard SF anthology Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor) with former Analog editor Ben Bova and the Prix Aurora Award winning Chinese-themed anthology The Dragon and the Stars (DAW) with Derwin Mak. His short stories have appeared in over 20 publications. In 2009, he was one of the Top 40 finalists (out of 5,351 applicants) in the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut recruitment campaign. Please visit his website www.aerospacewriter.ca or follow him on Twitter @AerospaceWriter.
Ian Randal Strock was the editorial assistant (and then assistant editor, and associate editor) of Analog from 1989 to 1995, when he left to start his own magazine. He's been through several careers since then, and is now the owner, publisher, editor-in-chief (and mailroom clerk, janitor, and morale officer) of Gray Rabbit Publications and its sf imprint, Fantastic Books (www.FantasticBooks.biz). When he's not publishing other people's books (which takes much less time than writing his own), he thinks of himself as a science fiction writer, even though 98% of his published words are non-fiction (see www.IanRandalStrock.com). He's the author of several books of presidential history, and stories in Analog, Nature, and several recent anthologies. He is also the Northeast Regional Vice Chairman of American Mensa.
Douglas F. Dluzen has a Ph.D. in Genetics and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He has studied the genetic contributors of aging, cancer, hypertension, and other age-related diseases. Currently, he studies the biology of health disparities and the microbiome in Baltimore City. He teaches evolution, genetics, and scientific thinking and you can find more about him on Twitter @ripplesintime24. He loves to write about science and science fiction while sitting on the couch with his wife and partner Julia and their tornado of a son, Parker.
Izzy Wasserstein teaches writing and literature at a midwestern university, and writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Apex, and elsewhere. Her most recent poetry collection is When Creation Falls. She shares a home with her spouse, Nora E. Derrington, and their animal companions. She’s an enthusiastic member of the 2017 class of Clarion West and likes to slowly run long distances.
Matthew Claxton is a newspaper reporter whose work has taken him from interviews in rowboats, to the cockpits of vintage aircraft, to uncomfortable proximity to live bears. His science fiction and fantasy has appeared in venues including Asimov's Science Fiction, Escape Pod, and Year's Best SF, edited by the late Gardner Dozois. He lives in the suburbs near Vancouver, British Columbia.
AJ Ward lives in Perth, Western Australia. He works in Research Management, and is the Facilitator for the FiSH (Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror) Writers Group at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre. “One Lost Spacesuit Way” is his first published short story.
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published by Analog, Nature: Futures, Podcastle, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com.
Gregor Hartmann lives in New Jersey with his wife and the obligatory writer cats. He translates Japanese patents for a living and Chinese poetry for fun. His fiction has appeared in F&SF, Interzone, Galaxy’s Edge, and beyond. The idea for this story came from a conversation with a scientist he met at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, a great organization of people working to create a pathway to the stars.
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific contributors in Analog history. He’s also a journalist with close to 3,500 articles to his credit. Many are science, but he’s worn many other hats. “One of the joys of journalism,” he says, “is that it’s perfect for people who can’t decide what they want to do when they grow up.” He has two Analog-related books. Phantom Sense and Other Stories is a fiction collection written with fellow Analog mainstay Mark Niemann-Ross. Here Be There Dragons: Exploring the Fringes of Human Knowledge, contains eighteen of his more popular Analog fact articles. Find him on Facebook or at www.richardalovett.com.
Joel Richards has written stories set in Greece (including the Asimov’s story, “The Gods Abandon Alcibiades”), and is traveling there this year in search of new ideas as well as beauty, wine, and a chance to dance on tables. The Alcibiades story made the prelim Nebula ballot. They had those then. He has appeared in one of Asimov’s 40th Anniversary issues and is delighted to have a tale in Analog’s 90th.
Rachel Rodman completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. She writes about hybrids and chimeras (and other interspecies mashups) and creates evolutionary trees using stuffed animals, ice cream, and finger puppets. Her fiction has appeared in more than 30 markets, including Daily Science Fiction, Fireside Fiction, and Grievous Angel. (More at rachelrodman.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.
Edward M. Wysocki, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Now retired, he was employed for more than 30 years by Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin. “Making Waves” is his first sale to Analog. His most recent book, Out of This World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired, is available from Amazon. His website is https://www.emwysocki.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.
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.
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.