Authors In This Issue

Fiction & Fact:

Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with homeless youths in Central America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and now writes SF in Gatineau, Canada. Derek has two novels: The Quantum Magician and The Quantum Garden.

C.C. Finlay has published five books and dozens of stories. For the past five years, he's been the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He last appeared in Analog's 1000th issue.

Mark W. Tiedemann began publishing professionally in 1990, after attending Clarion in 1988. Since then he has published over 60 short stories, several collected in the book Gravity Box, and nine novels, including three in the Asimov's Robot universe. In 2001 he published Compass Reach, which was shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award. Remains (2005) was shortlisted for the Tiptree.  A lifelong resident of St. Louis, MO, he works for Left Bank Books, does some photography on the side, and does all this with the company and support of his partner, Donna, who encouraged him from the beginning to “get these stories out there.” After spending the last several years working on novels, he decided to return to short fiction. Over the last year he’s rediscovered the pleasures of the short form, and this is one of the results.

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.

Andy Dudak's fiction has appeared in Analog, Clarkesworld, Interzone, F&SF, Rich Horton's Year's Best, Apex, and many other places. He's translated Liu Cixin (also known as Big Liu), Chen Qiufan, Tang Fei, Bao Shu, A Que, and many other Chinese luminaries for anglophone publication. In his spare time he likes to eat Hui Muslim style cold sesame noodles.

Jenn Reese is the author of the Above World trilogy (about far-future bioengineered mermaids) and many works of short fiction. She lives in Portland.

Liz A. Vogel is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, espionage, mystery, and anything else that'll hold still long enough.  She's also chair and cofounder of Narrativity: A Convention for Story (  This is her first appearance in Analog.

Gregory Benford is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to science. In 2007 he won the Asimov Award for science writing. His fiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape. He has published 42 books, mostly novels.

Catherine Wells is the author of numerous novels and short stories of speculative fiction, including the AnLab Award-winning Best Novella of 2015, “Builders of Leaf Houses.” For more about her books and short stories, visit

Hayden Trenholm is an award-winning editor, playwright, novelist and short story writer. His first novel, A Circle of Birds, won the 3-Day Novel Writing competition. His trilogy, The Steele Chronicles, were each nominated for an Aurora Award. Stealing Home, the third book, was a finalist for the Sunburst Award. Hayden has won five Aurora Awards—thrice for short fiction and twice for editing. He purchased Bundoran Press in 2012 and is its managing editor. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and fellow writer, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm.

Beth Dawkins grew up on front porches, fighting monsters with sticks and turning square bales of hay into castles and rocket ships. She lives in Northeast GA with her husband and two dogs. Her stories can be found in Flame Tree's Heroic Fantasy Short Stories, Apex Magazine, and If This Goes On. She can also be found on Twitter @BethDawkins.

A collection of Richard A. Lovett’s fact articles, Here Be There Dragons, is available on in print and Kindle, as are ebooks of some of his features on how to write short stories, plus a growing collection of his science fiction.

Joshua Cole got his start as the creator of Bobbin Cranbud Presents, writing serials and parodies. Since then he's written novels, short fiction, articles and web content. He’s designed games, built websites, and found any other excuse he could to interface between keyboard and word processor. Today, you can find his urban fantasy heist novel, The Fox Who Stole Hong Kong, on Amazon, and the rest of his content through his website, He lives in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by far too many squirrels.

Em Liu grew up in Palm Beach, Florida and has lived in the American Southwest, the Midwest, New England, and Japan. She now resides with her husband and goldendoodle in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, where she researches financial systems by day and devises magic systems by night.

Bo Balder lives and works close to Amsterdam. Bo is the first Dutch author to have been published in F&SF, Clarkesworld, Analog, and other places. Her SF novel The Wan was published by Pink Narcissus Press. When not writing, she knits, reads and gardens, preferably all three at the same time. For more about her work, you can visit her website or find Bo on Facebook.

Brenda Kalt’s first Analog story appeared in 2019. Her fiction has also appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy &Science Fiction and Galaxy’s Edge, among other places.

A.T. Sayre has been writing in some form or other for over three-quarters of his life, ever since he was ten years old. From plays to poems, film scripts to graphic novels, he has tried them all, but has never strayed too far from his first true love, narrative fiction—specifically, speculative fiction. His work has appeared in Abstract Jam, Phantaxis Magazine, and Andromeda Spaceways. A more detailed list of his publications can be found at Born in Kansas City, raised in New Hampshire, he lives in Brooklyn and likes to read in coffeehouses.

Discovering that the roof on his house was leaking, Sean Monaghan set about arranging a replacement. This led to the discovery of a raft of other issues. All easily addressed, but it got him thinking about the ease of organizing experts to make repairs he was not sufficiently qualified to undertake. Sean's stories have appeared in Asimov’s and Amazing Stories, among others. He lives in provincial New Zealand, and travels as frequently as he can.

Dr. Arlan Andrews, Sr., a science fiction writer and retired engineer, founded SIGMA, the science fiction think tank [] while working at the White House Science Office in 1992. An author of over 500 stories and articles (including 40 here in Analog) in 100 venues worldwide, Arlan’s science fiction books are published by Hydra Publications of Prospect, KY, and are available at and other online outlets.

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, Asimov’s, Daily SF, F&SF, and Science. She has an antiquated website at and tweets at @MarySoonLee.

Josh Pearce works as an assistant editor and film reviewer at Locus magazine and lives in California with his wife and son. His writing has been featured in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, and Nature.



Alec Nevala-Lee was a 2019 Hugo and Locus Award Finalist for Astounding (Dey Street Books/HarperCollins), which was named one of the year's best nonfiction books by The Economist.

Don Sakers is the author of Meat and Machine, Elevenses, and the Rule of Five serial at For more information, visit

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: book/9783319246406. His hard SF novels, Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge, are available as eBooks from the Book View Café co-op at: and electronic reprints of over 178 “The Alternate View” columns are available online at:

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