Richard A. Lovett

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Richard A. Lovett
Richard A Lovett.jpg
Richard A. Lovett, 2009
Born (1953-10-28) October 28, 1953 (age 63)
Dixon, Illinois, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Education Michigan State University B.A. (astrophysics) 1975
University of Michigan J.D. 1978, PhD (economics) 1981
Genre Science fiction, science, sports, profile, humor, journalism
Notable awards AnLab (ten times)
Website
richardalovett.com

Richard A. Lovett (born October 28, 1953) is an American science fiction author and science writer from Portland, Oregon.[1][2] He has written numerous short stories and factual articles that have appeared in multiple literary and scientific magazines and websites, including Analog Science Fiction and Fact, National Geographic News, Nature, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, Cosmos, and Psychology Today.[3][4][5][6][7]

Lovett is one of the most prolific and decorated writers in Analog's 80-plus-year history. His first formal appearance in the magazine other than a 1993 letter to the editor was "Tricorders, Yactograms and the Future of Analytical Chemistry: When 'Nano-' Isn't Small Enough" (April 1999), a science article. His first fiction appearance was the novelette "Equalization" (March 2003).

Lovett first won the magazine's reader's choice award, the Analytical Laboratory (AnLab), in 2002 for a 2001 fact article, "Up in Smoke: How Mt. St. Helens Blasted Conventional Scientific Wisdom" (April 2001). Since then he has won the award a record ten times, three times for novelettes, three times for novellas, and four times for science articles.[8][9][10] Including the 2015 awards,[11][12][13] he has also placed in the top five 33 additional times, more than any other Analog contributor.[8] As of the July/Aug 2015 issue, his work had appeared in the magazine 134 times,[14] placing him second place on the magazine's all-time contributor list. In addition to writing fiction and science articles for the magazine, he has also written profiles (called Biologs) since 2006, and a series of how-to articles about writing short stories. These special features comprise about a quarter of his total contributions to the magazine.

His science fiction stories have also appeared in Nature, Cosmos, Abyss and Apex, Esli (Russian translation), Running Times, and Marathon & Beyond.

Coaching and sports writing[edit]

In addition to writing science fiction, Lovett is coach of Team Red Lizard, a 300-member running club in Portland, Oregon,[15] as well as of two women who qualified to compete for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team,[16][17] and one member of the U.S. Snow Shoe Racing Team.[18] He writes frequent features about distance running for Running Times magazine[19] and Marathon & Beyond,[20] and has written Olympic-related news articles and features for National Geographic News, Cosmos, and the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper. He has also cauthored two running books with marathon legend Alberto Salazar, plus two books on bicycle touring and one on cross-country skiing.[21]

Sports themes, particularly running, have infused seven of his science fiction stories: "Equalization" (Analog, March 2003), "Original Sin" (Analog, June 2006), "Olympic Talent" (Nature, July 5, 2007),[4] "Excellence" (Analog, Jan/Feb 2009), "Jak and the Beanstalk" (Analog, Jul/Aug 2011), "Running 2030" (Running Times, Dec 2011), and "Morgan's Run" (Cosmos, Nov/Dec 2012).

  • "Equalization" is the story of a futuristic 10,000-meter runner in a world in which runners are annually handicapped by mind/body swaps in which highly competitive individuals receive less-talented bodies;
  • "Original Sin" centers around a memory-recording device that allows coaches to feel exactly what their runners feel in training;
  • "Olympic Talent" and "Excellence" involve athletes who improve performance through gene doping, a technology in which gene therapy methods are used to enhance strength and endurance,
  • "Jak and the Beanstalk" centers around an endurance athlete who finds a way to climb a space elevator (the titular "beanstalk") all the way to geosynchronous orbit,
  • "Running 2030" is a day in the life of a futuristic runner.
  • "Morgan's Run" addresses the same themes as "Running 2030."

Bibliography[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • Equalization (Analog March 2003)
  • Brownian Motion (Analog Jul/Aug 2003)
  • Tiny Berries (Analog Sept 2003)
  • Weapon of Mass Distraction (Analog 2004)
  • Distant Fire (Analog 2004)
  • Promises (Analog 2004)
  • Caretaker (Analog 2004)
  • A Few Good Men (Analog 2005)
  • Tomorrow's Strawberries (Analog 2005)
  • NetPuppets (Analog 2005) with Mark Niemann-Ross
  • Zero Tolerance (Analog 2005)
  • 911 Backup (Analog 2005)
  • Dinosaur Blood (Analog 2006)
  • Hiking the Roof of the World (Nature 2006)
  • Numismatist (Analog 2006)
  • Original Sin (Analog 2006)
  • A Pound of Flesh (Analog Sept 2006)
  • Nigerian Scam (Analog 2006)
  • The Unrung Bells of the Marie [sic] Celeste (Analog 2007)
  • Bambi Steaks(Analog 2007)
  • The Road to Heather Cove (Abyss & Apex 2007)
  • The Last of the Weathermen (Analog 2007)
  • Olympic Talent (Nature 2007)
  • A Plutoid By Any Other Name . . . (Analog 2007)
  • A Deadly Intent (Analog 2008) with Mark Niemann-Ross
  • New Wineskins (Analog 2008) with Mark Niemann-Ross
  • Bug Eyes (Analog Nov 2008)
  • Excellence (Analog 2009, reprinted in condensed version, Running Times 2009)
  • Attack of the Grub-Eaters (Analog 2009)
  • Carpe Mañana (Abyss & Apex 2009)
  • Snowflake Kisses (Analog 2010) with Holly Hight
  • Sense of Wonder (Nature, vol. 465, p. 656, June 3, 2010)
  • Spludge (Analog, 2010)
  • Phantom Sense (Analog Nov. 2010) with Mark Niemann-Ross
  • Multivac's Singularity (Analog Jan/Feb 2011)
  • Jak and the Beanstalk (Analog Jul/Aug 2011)
  • Running 2030 (Running Times, December 2011, pp. 41–44)
  • Mother's Tattoos (Analog March 2012)
  • Nightfall on the Peak of Eternal Light (Analog July/Aug 2012) with William Gleason
  • Tech Support (Analog Nov 2012)
  • Morgan's Run (Cosmos Nov/Dec 2012)
  • Cats Know (Analog Dec 2012)
  • Living Large (Starship Century, Gregory Benford and James Benford, eds., 2013)
  • The Wormhole War (Analog June 2015)

Floyd and Brittney series[edit]

  • The Sands of Titan (Analog Jun 2007)
  • Brittney's Labyrinth (Analog Jun 2008)
  • Neptune's Treasure (Analog Jan/Feb 2010)
  • Music to Me (Analog Jan/Feb 2014)
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Defender of worms 2015 Lovett, Richard A. (Jan–Feb 2015). "Defender of worms". Analog.  Floyd and Brittney series

Collections[edit]

  • Phantom Sense and Other Stories (Strange Wolf Press, 2012)
    • Phantom Sense
    • Phantom Science
    • A Deadly Intent
    • New Wineskins
    • NetPuppets

Non fiction[edit]

  • Lovett, Richard A. (April 1999). "Tricorders, yactograms and the future of analytical chemistry: When 'nano-' isn't small enough". Analog. 119 (4): 41–51. 
  • — (Feb 2001). "The view from space: Satellites predict a lot more than weather". Analog. 121 (2): 48–59. 
  • — (April 2001). "Up in Smoke: How Mt. St. Helens Blasted Conventional Scientific Wisdom". Analog. 121 (4). 
  • — (Oct 2001). "No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz, by Victoria Bruce (review)". Analog. 121 (10): 137. 
  • — (June 2002). "Subsisting on oxygen lite: Altitude research, Himalayan mountaineering, and their applications to alien worlds". Analog. 122 (6): 48–60. 
  • — (Feb 2002). "Living at Extremes: Antarctic Lakes Yield Lessons for Mars, Europa, and Beyond". Analog. 122 (2): 48–60. 
  • — (Sep 2002). "Sedimentology gone wild: The onion-layer theory of time travel". Analog. 122 (9): 52–63. 
  • — (Sep 2002). "Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage" (Review)". Analog. 122 (9): 137. 
  • — (Feb 2003). "Paleolakes, Jøkulhlaups, and Mobergs: What Iceland Reveals about 'Wet Mars'". Analog. 123 (2): 52–63. 
  • — (May 2003). "The Search for Extraterrestrial Oceans". Analog. 123 (5): 36–45. 
  • — (July 2003). "From Salt Foam to Artificial Oysters: Innovative Solutions to Global Warming". Analog. 123 (7&8): 43–51. 
  • — (July 2003). "Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions (book review)". Analog. 123 (7&8): 209. 
  • — (Nov 2003). "Moving Beyond 'Life as We Know It': Astrobiology Takes On 'Earthist-centricity". Analog. 123 (11): 30–41. 
  • — (April 2004). "Forensic Seismology: The Big Science of Minor Shakeups". Analog. 124 (4): 24–33.  Polish Translationin Nowa Fantastyka, October 2004.
  • — (June 2004). "The Transience of Memory: We Really Can Remember It for You Wholesale". Analog. 124 (6): 38–45. 
  • — (Nov 2004). "Fat Mice, Eating Machines, and Biochemical Treason: Will We Ever Create a Dial-a-Weight Pill?". Analog. 124 (11): 34–43. 
  • — (March 2005). "The Prehistory of Global Climate Change". Analog. 125 (3): 30–41. 
  • — (June 2005). "Gene Doping and Other Olympic Scandals of the (Not-So Distant) Future". Analog. 125 (6): 34–44. 
  • — (Oct 2005). "The Wired Ocean: Doing Oceanography Without Getting All Wet". Analog. 125 (10): 26–35. 
  • — (Jan 2006). "From Fimbulwinter to Dante's Hell: The Strange Saga of Snowball Earth". Analog. 126 (1&2): 86–965. 
  • — (April 2006). "Stephen Baxter". Biolog. Analog. 126 (4). 
  • — (May 2006). "Catherine Shaffer". Biolog. Analog. 126 (5). 
  • — (Jul 2006). "Messengers from the Earth's Core? The Great Plume Debate Heats Up". Analog. 126 (7&8): 36–44. 
  • — (Oct 2006). "The Great Sumatran Earthquakes of 2004–5". Analog. 126 (10): 46–55. 
  • — (Oct 2006). "Robert J. Howe". Biolog. Analog. 126 (10). 
  • — (Jan 2007). "After gas: are we ready for the end of oil?". Analog. 127 (1&2). 
  • — (April 2007). "The Ice Age that Wasn't: How our ancestors may have held the ice at bay". Analog. 127 (4): 44–51. 
  • — (June 2007). "Cryovolcanoes, Swiss Cheese, and the Walnut Moon". Analog. 127 (6): 40–52. 
  • — (July 2007). "Joe Schembrie". Biolog. Analog. 127 (7&8). 
  • — (Sep 2007). "E. Mark Mitchell". Biolog. Analog. 127 (9): 70. 
  • — (Oct 2007). "Ekaterina Sedia". Biolog. Analog. 127 (10). 
  • — (Nov 2007). "The Search for the World's First Equestrians". Analog. 127 (11): 48–54. 
  • — (Jan–Feb 2008). "Mia Molvray". Biolog. Analog. 128 (1&2). 
  • — (April 2008). "Nuclear autumn: the consequences of a 'small' nuclear war". Analog. 128 (4): 30–35. 
  • — (June 2008). "Peroxide snows, ejected moons, and deserts that create themselves". Analog. 128 (6): 38–45. 
  • — (Oct 2008). "Here be there dragons: the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and other mysteries of an explored planet". Analog. 128 (10). 
  • — (Oct 2008). "Mark Niemann-Ross". Biolog. Analog. 128 (10). 
  • — (Dec 2008). "David Bartell". Biolog. Analog. 128 (12): 7. 
  • — (December 2008). "Green nanotechnology". Analog. 128 (12): 22–28. 
  • — (April 2009). "James Eric Stone". Biolog. Analog. 129 (4): 49. 
  • — (May 2009). "Geology, Geohistory, and "Psychohistory": The (Continuing) Debate Between Uniformitarians and Catastrophists". Analog. 129 (5): 23–29. 
  • — (June 2009). "Craig DeLancey". Biolog. Analog. 129 (6): 7. 
  • — (Sep 2009). "From Atlantis to canoe-eating trees: geomythology comes of age". Analog. 129 (9): 32–38. 
  • — (October 2009). "William Gleason". Biolog. Analog. 129 (10). 
  • — (Dec 2009). "Plate tectonics, Goldilocks, and the Late Heavy Bombardment : why Earth isn't Mars or Venus". Analog. 129 (12): 21–27. 
  • — (Jan 2010). "Kristine Kathryn Rusch". Biolog. Analog. 130 (1&2). 
  • — (March 2010). "Christopher L. Bennett". Biolog. Analog. 130 (3): 63. 
  • — (April 2010). "Brenda Cooper". Biolog. Analog. 130 (4): 7. 
  • — (April 2010). "What's in a Kiss? The Wild, Wonderful World of Philematology". Analog. 130 (4): 37–42. 
  • — (May 2010). "David W. Goldman". Biolog. Analog. 130 (5): 58. 
  • — (June 2010). "Henry Honken". Biolog. Analog. 130 (6): 7. 
  • — (July 2010). "Artificial Volcanoes: Can We Cool the Earth By Imitating Mt. Pinatubo?". Analog. 130 (7&8): 40–45. 
  • — (Oct 2010). "Visit to the Forgotten Planet: What Scientists are Learning as MESSENGER Prepares to Orbit Mercury". Analog. 130 (10). 
  • — (Nov 2010). "Phantom Science". Analog. 130 (11): 38–43. 
  • — (Jan 2011). "Juliette Wade". Biolog. Analog. 131 (1&2): 27. 
  • — (March 2011). "Brad Aiken". Biolog. Analog. 131 (3): 45. 
  • — (April 2011). "Adam-Troy Castro". Biolog. Analog. 131 (4): 27. 
  • — (June 2011). "David Levine". Biolog. Analog. 131 (6): 73. 
  • — (Sep 2011). "Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Is Missouri Really America's Most Dangerous Earthquake Zone?". Analog. 131 (9): 17–23. 
  • — (Sep 2011). "Brad R. Torgersen". Biolog. Analog. 131 (9): 103. 
  • — (Dec 2011). "Poisons, Temperature, and Climate Change: Will Global Warming Make Everything Else Worse?". Analog. 131 (12): 20–27. 
  • — (Jan 2012). "Sean McMullin". Biolog. Analog. 132 (1&2): 97. 
  • — (March 2012). "Alec Nevala-Lee". Biolog. Analog. 132 (3): 41. 
  • — (April 2012). "Planets (Oops, Planetoids) X, Y, Z and W: What the Kuiper Belt Teaches About the Dawn of the Solar System". Analog. 132 (4): 22–29. 
  • — (July 2012). "Fluffy Impact: What LCROSS Found When It Hit the Moon". Analog. 132 (7&8): 44–49. 
  • — (July 2012). "Howard V. Hendrix". Biolog. Analog. 132 (7&8): 117. 
  • — (October 2012). "Jay Werkheiser". Biolog. Analog. 132 (10): ?. 
  • — (Nov 2012). "Sarah K. Castle". Biolog. Analog. 132 (11): 52–53. 
  • — (Nov 2012). "The Day the Sun Exploded". Analog. 132 (11): 21–27. 
  • — (Nov 2012). "Guest Alternate View: Traditional Mousetraps". Analog. 132 (11): 54–57. 
  • — (December 2012). "Paul Carlson". Biolog. Analog. 132 (12): 65. 
  • — (Jan 2013). "Robert Scherrer". Biolog. Analog. 133 (1&2): 63. 
  • — (May 2013). "The Golden Age comes to Seattle : is asteroid mining really part of our near future?". Science Fact. Analog. 133 (5): 22–28. 
  • — (June 2013). "Waves of the Future: Where Will the Next Tsunami Strike?". Science Fact. Analog. 133 (6): 21–28. 
  • — (Oct 2014). "Living in Indignation". Guest Editorial. Analog. 134 (12): 4–7. 
  • — (Dec 2014). "Mary Claire Schmidt". Biolog. Analog. 134 (12): xx. 
  • — (Jan 2015). "T.J. Sharrah". Biolog. Analog. 135 (1&2): 29. 
  • — (March 2015). "Marisa Lingen". Biolog. Analog. 135 (3): 61. 
  • — (April 2015). "Bond Elam". Biolog. Analog. 135 (4): 7. 
  • — (April 2015). "New Horizons at Pluto: the Grand Tour Finally Completed". Science Fact. Analog. 135 (4): 32–39. 
  • — (July 2015). "Liz J. Andersen". Biolog. Analog. 135 (7&8): 70. 
  • — (Sep 2015). "Martin L. Shoemaker". Biolog. Analog. 135 (9): 31. 
  • — (Sep 2015). "Human-Caused Earthquakes: From Science Fiction to Seismology". Science Fact. Analog. 135 (9): 32–39. 
  • — (Oct 2015). "Joe Pitkinn". Biolog. Analog. 135 (10): 45. 
  • — (Nov 2015). "Brain Hacking: The Legal, Social, and Scientific Ramifications of the Latest (Very Real) Mind-Reading Technologies". Science Fact. Analog. 135 (11): 32–40. 
  • — (Dec 2015). "Bill Johnson". Biolog. Analog. 135 (12): 89. 
  • — (Jan 2016). "Home James". Alternate View. Analog. 136 (1&2): 88–91. 

Writing articles[edit]

  • Lovett, Richard A. (Jan 2007). "How to write something you don't know anything about". Analog. 127 (1&2). 
  • — (Jul 2008). "Hook, lure, and narrative: the art of writing story leads". Analog. 128 (7&8). 
  • — (Jan 2010). "Making unreality ring true: writer's tricks for bringing stories to life". Analog. 130 (1&2): 52–55. 
  • — (July 2010). "The Serious Business of Writing Humor". Analog. 130 (7 & 8): 122–126. 
  • — (Jan 2011). "Writing Fiction: About Yourself". Analog. 131 (1&2): 122–125. 
  • — (July 2011). "More Than Plot and Character: the Story-telling Secret of Narrative Voice". Analog. 131 (7&8). 
  • — (Jan 2012). "Theme: The Art of Writing 'About' Something". Analog. 132 (1&2): 115–119. 
  • — (July 2012). "Real Talk: The Fine Art of Writing Dialog". Analog. 132 (7&8): 50–57. 
  • — (Jan 2013). "Time, Place, and Wonder: The Use of Setting in Short Fiction". Analog. 133 (1&2): 50–57. 
  • — (Sep 2013). "From idea to story (or why 'high concept' is only the beginning)". Analog. 133 (9): 72–77. 
  • — (Jul 2014). "Foreshadowing and the Ides of March: How to (Sort Of) Hint at Things to Come". Analog. 134 (7&8): 96–101. 
  • — (Jul 2015). "Plotting: How to Make the Unexpected into the Inevitable". Analog. 135 (7&8): 84–90. 
  • — (Jan 2016). "Creating Conflict: How to Write Adversaries Good (Bad) Enough to Bring Out Your Hero's Best". Analog. 136 (1&2): 122–127. 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lovett, Richard. "The Winning Athletes". Psychology Today. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Richard A. Lovett (Author of The Essential Touring Cyclist)". Goodreads.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
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  12. ^ Analog, July/August 2014
  13. ^ Analog, July/August 2015
  14. ^ Analog Science Fiction and Fact tables of contents and annual story indexes, published each January
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