My Editorial in the June 2013 Analog

t would seem that the June issue of Analog is out in the wild. This is a milestone issue for me. The last time I had an item in Analog was two years ago, in the June 2011 issue. My story, “Take One for the Road” appeared in the issue. This time, I have the editorial in […]

Analog’s “special women’s issue”

Recently, SF Signal‘s John DeNardo had a column for Kirkus Review in which he wrote about 5 George R. R. Martin novels before Game of Thrones. His excellent post had me dashing back through my old issues of Analog looking for some of Martin’s short fiction published there in the 1970s. I came across a […]

My contributor’s copies have arrived!

Recall that I received two copies of the June 2011 Asimov’s in the mail a while back. I speculated at the time that they were supposed to be my contributor’s copies for my story in the June Analog, but perhaps there was a mixup? Well, I mentioned this to the Stan Schmidt, editor of Analog, […]

My first Analog story has arrived!

I can still remember that January day when I was a junior in college and decided that I was going to try to be a science fiction writer. I sat down and wrote a story in about 2 hours and it was uniformly awful, but I studied the guidelines for the various magazines and sent […]

Anxiously awaiting the June Analog

Though I don’t have any snail-mail stories out for submission out the moment, I have been anxiously checking the mailbox every day in the hope that the June issue of Analog will be there. Yes, it is late March, but the June issue hits news stands around April 4 and I tend to get my […]

Analog switching to electronic submission

In case there are any of my writer friends out there who have not yet seen the news that SF Scope broke, Analog (where my story, “Take One for the Road” will be appearing in the June issue) will be switching to Neil Clarke‘s electronic submissions system, just their sister publication, Asimov’s did several months […]

It’s official: I want an iPad

When iPad’s first came out, I didn’t see a compelling reason to get one. After all, I have an iMac and a MacBook and an iPhone, to say nothing of a Kindle, and those seem to do well to make up for any lack I might experience. But in the back of my mind, I […]

What Secret Santa left for me

I came home from vacation to find this waiting from me from my Secret Santa: (Click the image to see a larger version.) It’s a stack of Asimov’s and Analog magazines from the 1970s and includes the premier issue of Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine (the one showing). It also appears to include most issues […]

“Take One for the Road” will appear in the June 2011 Analog

Last night was an exciting night for being a science fiction writer. I received the galleys of my story, “Take One for the Road” and found out that the story would appear in the June 2011 issue of Analog, which goes on sale in April. I also got the check for the story in the […]