From the Editor
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.
Guest Editorial: Disappointing Ben Franklin: Tough Choices Between Safety And Privacy
by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Brian Gifford
We science-fiction fans love new technology. From drones to spaceships to self-driving cars and robots, the annals of science fiction are filled with great stories in which tech plays a major part. That tech has many applications, and we don’t always love the “what-if” questions it raises. This is especially the case when that technology is employed by law enforcement because the answers to those questions can directly impact our safety and privacy.
During a debate over cities banning the use of facial recognition technology, Jennifer Jones, a staff attorney for the ACLU of Northern California, stated, “Police departments are exploiting people’s fears about that crime to amass more power. READ MORE