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: Don’t Slow Down by Richard A. Lovett
A few years ago, my city installed digital signs along several freeways. When activated, they post advisory speeds—not official limits, but suggestions for the fastest you might want to go, given the conditions you are approaching. In light traffic or good weather, they are turned off: just follow the normal speed limits. In bad weather, or if there is congestion ahead, they can read anything from 45 miles per hour to “slow.”
In the argot of traffic engineers, these signs are called variable speed-limit systems. The speeds they advise are based on real-time assessments of how to get everyone to their destinations as quickly and safely as possible—the type of advice we all should welcome. But that’s not how it appears to work. My own experience is that when the signs light up, advising people to slow down in preparation for dangerous conditions ahead, most do the opposite, accelerating in a mad race to get to the choke point a bit ahead of everyone else. READ MORE
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/.