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: AI Media vs. Human Imagination: Deathmatch?
by Brian Gifford
There are two questions central to the stories and science fact articles that fill Analog’s pages and keep readers coming back every issue: “What if” and “Why not?” Human imagination is what drives our desire to express the worlds that might be or might have been; the things we might have done or may eventually do. “What if?” and “Why not?” are the mantras that move both creative expression and science forward. The only limitations to the fidelity with which we can bring the answers to life are our talent and the tools available to us. But what if the future includes machines that help to bring our imagination to fruition, or why not develop totally new ways creativity might be expressed? READ MORE