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.
Neal Asher was born in 1961 in Essex, Great Britain and divides his time between there and the island of Crete. He’s been an SF and fantasy junky ever since having his mind distorted at an early age by JRRT, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and E. C. Tubb. Sometime after leaving school he decided to focus on only one of his many interests because it was inclusive of the others: writing. Over the years he worked his way up through the small presses, wrote the inevitable fantasy trilogy and zeroed in on science fiction. Finally taken on by a large publisher, Pan Macmillan, his first full-length SF novel, Gridlinked, came out in 2001, and now in total he has over 28 books.
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.
Sarah Gallien lives/is from/is back in the Greater Seattle Area. She cofounded and edited alice blue review and has/had stuff in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Fanzine, Queen Mob's, Wigleaf, and this year in Best American Experimental Writing (BAX) 2020. You can find her at sarahgallien.com.
Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts and angry princesses. Her other work has appeared in Fireside, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, and more; she also coedits Translunar Traveler's Lounge, an online magazine devoted to fun and optimistic speculative fiction.
James Sallis’s latest novel, Sarah Jane, is just out from Soho Press, with new editions of all six Lew Griffin novels due by year’s end. Recent stories appeared in Asimov’s, Ellery Queen’s, and North Dakota Quarterly; he has for many years contributed a regular books column to F&SF.
Dominica Phetteplace is a math tutor who lives in Berkeley, CA. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, F&SF, and Clarkesworld, among other venues.
Phoebe Barton is a queer trans woman who tends to be overcome with emotion when meeting real spaceships. This is her 11th appearance in Analog's pages, and she's starting to suspect this whole thing isn't some kind of fluke after all. She's active on Twitter at @aphoebebarton and maintains a website at www.phoebebartonsf.com.
In addition to his three previous appearances in Analog, Eric Cline's stories have appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Galaxy's Edge, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and other places. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two dogs. He never had the pleasure of cruising Noland Road in the greater KC area.
Richard A. Lovett is one of the most prolific contributors in Analog history, both as a writer of fact and fiction. The holder of degrees in astrophysics, economics, and law, he has for 30 years made his living as a writer, most recently focusing on science. Eighteen of his best fact articles are collected in Here Be There Dragons: Exploring the Fringes of Human Knowledge, available in print and eBook on Kindle and Amazon. He is also compiling his popular Floyd & Brittney stories into a novel-length book, which may be available by the time this prints. Find him on Facebook or at www.richardalovett.com.
G. O. Clark is retired and resides in Davis, CA in a mobile home. His poetry has appeared in Asimov’s many times, and in numerous other magazines over the years. His most recent books include Built To Serve: Robot Poems, 2017, and Twists & Turns, 2016, short stories from Alban Lake Publishing. He won the 2001 Asimov’s Readers’ Award for poetry, and was a 2011 Bram Stoker Award Finalist. He can be found online at http://goclarkpoet.weebly.com.
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.