Authors In This Issue

Fiction & Fact:

Derek Künsken writes science fiction and fantasy in Gatineau, Québec. In previous incarnations, he did molecular biology experiments, worked with street kids in Honduras and Colombia, and served in the Canadian Foreign Service. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, and BCS, as well as in several year’s best anthologies. His first novel, The Quantum Magician, [first serialized here in Analog] is a space opera heist story, and its sequel The Quantum Garden was published in October.

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. A small selection of Dr. Schmidt’s accomplishments include the Hugo Award for Best Editor: Short Form, the SFWA Solstice Award, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award. 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:

Tom Jolly is a retired astronautical/electrical engineer who now spends his time writing SF and fantasy, designing board games, and creating obnoxious puzzles. His stories have appeared in Analog SF, Daily Science Fiction, Compelling Science Fiction, New Myths, a bunch of anthologies, and his recent story collection, Damn the Asteroids, Full Speed Ahead! (at Amazon). 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 discover more of his stories at

Robert R. Chase was kept sane during his career as an Army Chief Counsel by his love of science fiction.  A finalist for the Compton Cook prize, most of his two dozen plus stories have been published in Analog and Asimov’s starting with the Mid-December 1984 issue of Analog.

After a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, U.K., Céline Malgen went back to Geneva to teach science and start a family.  A lifelong reader of many genres, whether in English or French, she finally turned to writing her own stories, and loves the process. In her spare time, she also enjoys singing, dancing, and travelling. “The Mad Cabbage” is her first published story. She can be found at

Sean Vivier—pronounced like Vivian, only with an R—is a web app developer from central Connecticut who moonlights as a ballroom dance instructor for his local Arthur Murray and a writer of science fiction and fantasy. He is not a workaholic. He can stop working any time he likes. Sean has stories in Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. You can learn more about him and read more of his work at

Besides selling numerous 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.

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has lived in Canada, USA, and Spain, and is now based in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of the novel Annex and the collection Tomorrow Factory, which contains some of the best of his +150 published stories. His work has been translated into Polish, Czech, French, Italian, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Find free fiction and support his work via

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 "Rite of Passage" marking his 97th story in these pages. 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.

Andrew Kozma’s fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Reckoning, Daily Science Fiction, and Interzone. His first book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award and his second book, Orphanotrophia, is forthcoming from Cobalt Press.

P.K. Torrens is a head and neck cancer surgeon in New Zealand. When not curing hobbits of tumour, he reads and writes science fiction. He can be found praising Universal Healthcare, and on Twitter @PK_Torrens.

Alec Nevala-Lee was a 2019 Hugo and Locus Award finalist for the group biography Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (Dey Street Books / HarperCollins). “Retention” was originally written as an episode of the science fiction audio series The Outer Reach, featuring the performances of Aparna Nancherla and Echo Kellum. It can currently be heard on the streaming service Stitcher Premium.

Last time Allen Lang visited Chicago’s Field Museum, his six-year-old companion expressed her enthusiasm for its resident T. rex. He concurred. When he was her age, ca. 1934, a local gas station gave dinosaur stamps as a premium. Not owning a car at the time, Allen begged stamps from strangers buying gas and filled his albums and dreams with the huge beasts. Perhaps his most recent sale to Analog was “Blind Man’s Lantern.” [Vol. 70 No. 4]. His Amish heroes drove their buggy across the cover and into John Campbell’s Analog too. Allen may have had later stories in Analog, but he can’t reference them. A leaking sewer pipe in his basement destroyed his archives years ago: wet irony.

Elisabeth R. Adams is a professional astronomer who lives with some cats and some kids near Boston, MA. Her work has previously appeared in Analog and EscapePod. She has not yet found a planet with exotic aliens so she has to make them up, for now.

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).



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.

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 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:

Book editions of John Cramer’s hard SF novels Twistor and Einstein’s Bridge are available from the Book View Café co-op at: Electronic reprints of 202 or more “The Alternate View” columns written by John G. Cramer and previously published in Analog are currently available online at: