Fiction & Fact:
Thoraiya Dyer is an Aurealis and Ditmar award-winning, Sydney-based writer and veterinarian. Her short science fiction and fantasy stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos, Nature, the anthology Bridging Infinity, and boutique collection Asymmetry. Thoraiya’s novels Crossroads of Canopy and Echoes of Understorey, epic fantasy, magical tree-city-set Titan’s Forest installments, are out now from Tor books. Find her online at thoraiyadyer.com or on Twitter @ThoraiyaDyer.
Besides selling thirty-five short stories, a dozen poems, and a few comics, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team.
Julie Novakova is an award-winning Czech author of science fiction and detective stories. She published seven novels, one anthology, one collection and over thirty stories in Czech. Her work in English has appeared in Analog, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and other magazines and anthologies. Some of her works have been translated into Chinese, Romanian, German, Filipino, Estonian and Portuguese. She’s also active in science outreach and education, nonfiction writing and translation. Find our more at www.julienovakova.com.
Auston Habershaw is a science fiction and fantasy author who has published work in F&SF, Galaxy's Edge, and other places. This is his third story in Analog, with hopefully more to come. His novel The Far Far Better Thing--the fourth and final installment in his fantasy series, The Saga of the Redeemed, will be released in March 2019. He lives and works in Boston, MA, but you can find him online at aahabershaw.com.
Edward M. Lerner is the author of the InterstellarNet series and many standalone SF novels, and coauthor of the Fleet of Worlds series. His 2015 novel InterstellarNet: Enigma won the inaugural Canopus Award “honoring excellence in interstellar writing.” His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards. In addition, he writes about science and SF, most notably Trope-ing the Light Fantastic: The Science Behind the Fiction (2018). Lerner's authorial web site is edwardmlerner.com.
Frederick Gero Heimbach lives a pulp fiction life and take notes. His family lives with him, warily, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His fiction has won awards from Liberty Island Magazine and has appeared in Cirsova Magazine and the StarShipSofa podcast. His first novel, The Devil's Dictum, is a satirical alternate history describing a United States founded by Satan-worshiping pirates.
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 http://www.marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.
J.T. Sharrah had a perfectly ordinary childhood. When his evil younger brother usurped the throne, he escaped from the palace through an underground tunnel and made his way to the harbor where he stowed away aboard a pirate ship bound for. . . . What’s that? You suspect he’s strayed from the truth? Okay. Guilty as charged, but what did you expect? He writes fiction. He’s a professional liar.
The truth? He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He became a voracious reader when he discovered science fiction and fantasy novels. He attended the University of Colorado. He subsequently taught at CU: Greek and Roman history. He began taking Taekwondo lessons during my junior year in college, became the assistant instructor of CU Taekwondo, and eventually served for three years as the head instructor. He also worked in the hotel industry—as a bookkeeper and front desk manager. He retired in the year 2000 to devote himself to his first love: writing science fiction.
Andy Dudak's stories have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Analog, Apex, Clarkesworld, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Rich Horton's Year's Best, and elsewhere. His translations of Chinese science fiction can be found in Clarkesworld, Apex, and Pathlight. He keeps trying to write romance stories and ending up in strange territory like “Love in the Time of Immuno-Sharing,” or “Cryptic Female Choice” (Interzone 271). He resides in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he actively avoids learning Russian.
Robert Reed is the author of several hundred published stories and novels. The resident Nebraskan won a Hugo for his novella, "A Billion Eves" (published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine). Presently Mr. Reed is putting portions of his extensive library up on Kindle, along with his most recent novel, The Dragons of Marrow.
Tom Jolly is a retired astronautical/electrical engineer who now spends his time writing SF and fantasy, designing board games (such as Wiz-War, and Manhattan Project: Energy Empire), and creating obnoxious puzzles. He lives with his wife Penny in Santa Maria, California, in a place where mountain lions and black bears still visit on occasion. You can find more of his stories at www.silcom.com/~tomjolly/tomjolly2.htm.
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. She is the Nebula Award nominated author of Runtime and the coeditor of Hugo-nominated Escape Pod, with Mur Lafferty. Her fiction has been published at Uncanny, Apex, Tor.com, and other magazines. She holds degrees in Computational Neuroscience and Signal Processing, and she worked for twenty years as an engineer before becoming an author. Find her on Twitter @divyastweets or at www.eff-words.com.
Shane Halbach lives in Chicago with his wife and three kids, where he writes software by day and avoids writing stories by night. His fiction has previously appeared here in Analog, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Escape Pod, The Year's Best YA Speculative Fiction, and elsewhere. He blogs regularly at shanehalbach.com, or can be found on Twitter @shanehalbach.
Howard V. Hendrix is an award-winning writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Hendrix's first four published novels appeared from Ace Books: Lightpaths, Standing Wave, Better Angels, and Empty Cities of the Full Moon. His fifth novel, The Labyrinth Key, appeared from Ballantine Del Rey, as did his sixth novel, Spears of God. His most recent longer work, the novella “Girls With Kaleidoscope Eyes,” appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact in 2017.
Adam-Troy Castro's short fiction has been nominated for two Hugos, three Stokers, and eight Nebulas. His 27 books include three novels about far-future murder investigator Andrea Cort, and six about the very strange young boy named Gustav Gloom. See www.adamtroycastro.com.
Susan Pieters writes under the rainy skies of Vancouver BC, which really mess with her view of the stars. She has an MA in English and is a founding editor at Pulp Literature magazine, based in Canada. “The View from Proxima Centauri” marks her debut in Analog and her first big-time exposure in the SFF community. Thanks go out to her super-supportive spouse and 2.5 kids!
John Alfred Taylor is a former professor of English, now Emeritus. (Translation: used up.) He has more time to write science fiction and horror stories now that he’s not teaching. Over the years he’s published stories in no longer existent magazines like Galaxy, Galileo, Twilight Zone Magazine, and Oceans of the Mind till it seemed there was a secret rule: print Taylor and your magazine dies. But other magazines published his stories and thrived, and so John Alfred Taylor realized he wasn’t special enough to be a Jonah. Now he writes without any possibility of guilt, except maybe writing a bad story.
Bud Sparhawk has been a frequent contributor to this magazine since 1992 and has had stories accepted by three successive Analog editors. He has put out several collections of his published works in ebook and print formats. A complete bibliography can be found at: http://budsparhawk.com. He also writes a weekly blog on the pain of writing at http://budsparhawk.blogspot.com.
Jennifer R. Povey lives in Northern Virginia with her husband. She writes a variety of speculative fiction, whilst following current affairs and occasionally indulging in horse riding and role-playing games. She has sold fiction to a number of markets including Analog, Flame Tree Publishing, and Third Flatiron, and written RPG supplements for several companies. She is currently working on an urban fantasy series, Lost Guardians.
Douglas Dluzen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He is a geneticist and has studied the genetic contributors to 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 science and science fiction while sitting on the couch with his wife Julia, their dog, cat, and newborn son Parker.
Stuart Greenhouse is the author of the poetry chapbook “What Remains.” Poems have appeared in journals such as Abyss & Apex, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fence, and Paris Review.
Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts, angry princesses, and dead gods. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she spends most of the winter under three fleece blankets and a hot water bottle. Her work has also appeared in Shimmer, Apex, Escape Pod, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @Aimee_Ogden for writing updates and strongly-worded opinions about beer.
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.
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.
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.
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.