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: Breaking the Cycle of Fake News by Richard A. Lovett
Fake news isn’t new. Silly headlines in supermarket tabloids, for example, have been around for years. My favorite? “Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby. Secret Service Building Special Nursery in the White House!”1
The exclamation point is all most people need to realize this story isn’t to be taken seriously. But sadly, that’s not always the case. Nazi Germany used misinformation to stir up hate against Jewish people. American newspapers used it to stoke fervor for the Spanish American War. Remember the Maine? Spain had nothing to gain from sneak-attacking an American battleship in Havana Harbor and a lot to lose, as the ensuing war proved, but that wasn’t how the story was told at the time, and the sensationalism that seized on it soon went down in history as “yellow journalism.”2 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/.