Stanley Schmidt has announced his retirement as editor of Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, effect of September 7. Schmidt has served as editor since 1978, when he took over the reins from Ben Bova. His thirty-four year tenure meets or exceeds the tenure of Astounding/Analog editor John W. Campbell, Jr.’s tenure. During Schmidt’s time as editor, he discovered an nurtured many authors who are integral to the field, including Roger MacBride Allen, Michael A. Burstein, Michael F. Flynn, Janet Kagan, Geoffrey Landis, Elizabeth Moon, Jerry Oltion, and many, many more. Schmidt will be succeeded by Trevor Quachri, who has been serving as Managing Editor of both Analog and Asimov’s for several years.
Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog has been named the winner of the 2012 Robert A. Heinlein Award. The Heinlein Award was established to recognize outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. The award will be presented on Friday, May 25, 2012 at opening ceremonies during Balticon 46.
The Analog and Asimov’s Awards were presented at a breakfast in Washington, D.C. during the Nebula Awards Weekend on May 21 by Stan Schmidt and Sheila Williams.
Analog Analytical Laboratory Winners (Anlab)
- Best Novella: “Phantom Sense,” by Richard A. Lovett &
Mark Niemann-Ross (11/10)
- Best Novelette: “Outbound,” by Brad R. Torgersen (11/10)
- Best Short Story: “Red Letter Day,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (9/10)
- Best Fact: “Tips for the Budget Time-Traveler,” by Shane Tourtellotte (12/10)
- Best Cover: December 2010 by Bob Eggleton
Asimov’s Readers’ Award Winners
- Best Novella: “Becoming One With the Ghosts,” by
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (10-11/10)
- Best Novelette: “The Emperor of Mars,” by Allen M. Steele (6/10)
- Best Short Story: (tie) “The Lovely Ugly,” by Carol Emshwiller (tie) (8/10); “Libertarian Russia,” by Michael Swanwick (tie) (12/10)
- Best Poem: “Welcome Home,” by Janis Ian (10-11/10)
- Best Cover Artist: (tie) Tomislav Tikulin (7/10); Michael Whelan (8/10)