From The Editor

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Welcome to Analog Science Fiction and Fact!

A lifelong appreciation of science fiction has led me to an incredibly fulfilling career with Analog, and I'm proud to carry on the magazine's long-standing tradition of publishing the world's finest science fiction and fact.

During my tenure at Analog, I've had the profound privilege of working with hundreds of authors, editors, TV producers, and many other notables in the science fiction field. As the editor of the longest-running SF publication in history, my personal mandate is to continue to provide the top-quality, ground-breaking hard science fiction that has characterized Analog since its launch. Welcome!

- Trevor Quachri

 

About the Editor

Trevor Quachri has been the Editor of the Hugo Award winning magazine, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, since 2012.

Prior to taking over the reins at Analog, Trevor's editorial skills were honed working with Stanley Schmidt (Analog Editor 1978-2012), Sheila Williams (Asimov's Science Fiction Editor 2004-present), and Gardner Dozois (Asimov's Editor 1986-2004). He brings to Analog a unique and reverent perspective on SF. In addition to his lifelong love of science fiction, Trevor draws upon his diverse past experiences – on Broadway, on special museum projects involving rigorous scientific data analysis, on collaboratively producing a pilot for a SF-based television show – to continue Analog's storied tradition of ground-breaking hard science fiction.

This Issue's Editorial

John and Me by Stanley Schmidt

Most people familiar with the history of science fiction probably agree that John W. Campbell, as editor of this magazine between 1937 and sometime in the 1940s (then called Astounding), was the most influential single figure in the field’s development. Most also agree that after about 1950, the magazine no longer dominated the field so completely as it had in the Forties.

There’s considerably less agreement about why that happened and what it meant.

I was forcefully reminded of this at Worldcon 76, the World Science Fiction Convention held in 2018 in San Jose, California. I appeared on a panel called “The Astounding John W. Campbell, Jr.” moderated by Alec Nevala-Lee, a writer well-known to Analog readers, who was about to publish the first in-depth biography of Campbell.1 It’s an impressive, intriguing, important book, and it inspired a lively, well-attended panel. ...

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You can email Trevor Quachri at AnalogSF@DellMagazines.com. See his interview about his goals for Analog with Carl Slaughter here: http://www.diabolicalplots.com/trevor-quachri-interview/.

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