Stanley Schmidt

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Stanley Schmidt
Born (1944-03-07) March 7, 1944 (age 78)
Cincinnati, Ohio
OccupationEditor, writer
NationalityAmerican
Genrescience fiction

Stanley Albert Schmidt (born March 7, 1944) is an American science fiction author and editor. Between 1978 and 2012 he served as editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine.

Biography[edit]

Schmidt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1966. He then attended Case Western Reserve University, where he completed his Ph.D. in physics in 1969. After receiving his degree, he became a professor at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, teaching physics, astronomy, and science fiction. Schmidt was editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine from 1978 to his retirement on 29 August 2012. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Advisers for the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and was Guest of Honor at BucConeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Fiction[edit]

His first publication was "A Flash of Darkness" (Analog, September 1968); his first novel was The Sins of the Fathers (serialized in Analog from November 1973 to January 1974); and his first book was Newton and the Quasi-Apple in 1975.

One of his most recent novels, Argonaut (2002), shows an alien invasion from a new angle.[citation needed]

Hugo Award nominations[edit]

He was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor every year from 1980 through 2006 (its final year), and for the Hugo Award for Best Editor Short Form every year from 2007 (its first year) through 2013. He won the Hugo for the first time in 2013. In 2013 he was awarded a Special Committee Award for his editorial work.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Newton and the Quasi-Apple. 1975.
  • Tweedlioop. 1986.
  • Argonaut. 2002.
  • Night Ride and Sunrise. 2017.[1]
Kyyra series
  • The Sins of the Fathers. 1976.
  • Lifeboat Earth. New York: Berkley Books. 1978. [Collected short fiction; see below]

Short fiction[edit]

Collections
  • Lifeboat Earth. New York: Berkley Books. 1978.
  • Generation Gap and Other Stories (2002)
Stories[2]
  • The Reluctant Ambassadors (1968)
  • . . . And Comfort to the Enemy (1969)
  • Lost Newton (1970)
  • May the Best Man Win (1971)
  • The Unreachable Stars (1971)
  • The Prophet (1972)
  • His Loyal Opposition (1976)
  • Panic (1978)
  • A Midsummer Newt's Dream (1979)
  • Camouflage (1981)
  • Tweedlioop (1981)
  • Mascots (1982)
  • War of Independence (1982)
  • The Folks Who Live on the Hill (1984)
  • Floodgate (1988)
  • The Man on the Cover (1990)
  • Worthsayer (1992)
  • Not Even a Chimney (1993)
  • Johnny Birdseed (1993)
  • The Parallels of Penzance (1998) with Michael A. Burstein
  • Good Intentions (1998) with Jack McDevitt
  • Generation Gap (2000)
  • The Emperor's Revenge (2002)
Lifeboat Earth series
  • A Thrust of Greatness (1976)
  • Caesar Clark (1977)
  • Pinocchio (1977)
  • Dark Age (1977)
  • The Promised Land (1978)
  • Second Interlude (1978)
  • First Interlude (1978)
  • Third Interlude (1978)
  • Fourth Interlude (1978)
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
A Flash of Darkness 1968
Prologue 1978
Opportunity Knocks 2014 Schmidt, Joyce & Stanley Schmidt (Oct 2014). "Opportunity Knocks". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (10): 8–17.
Night Ride and Sunrise – Part I of IV 2015 Schmidt, Stanley (July–August 2015). "Night Ride and Sunrise – Part I of IV". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (7–8): 10–42.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: date format (link) Later published (with the other three parts) as the novel Night Ride and Sunrise (2017) Serial
Night Ride and Sunrise – Part II of IV 2015 Schmidt, Stanley (September 2015). "Night Ride and Sunrise – Part II of IV". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (9): 70–104. Later published (with the other three parts) as the novel Night Ride and Sunrise (2017) Serial
Night Ride and Sunrise – Part III of IV 2015 Schmidt, Stanley (October 2015). "Night Ride and Sunrise – Part III of IV". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (10): 70–104. Later published (with the other three parts) as the novel Night Ride and Sunrise (2017) Serial
Night Ride and Sunrise – Part IV of IV 2015 Schmidt, Stanley (November 2015). "Night Ride and Sunrise – Part IV of IV". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (11): 72–104. Later published (with the other three parts) as the novel Night Ride and Sunrise (2017) Serial

Anthologies (edited)[edit]

Analog anthologies

Non–fiction[edit]

  • Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy (1991) with Ian Randal Strock and Gardner Dozois and Tina Lee and Sheila Williams
  • Aliens and Alien Societies: A Writer's Guide to Creating Extraterrestrial Life-Forms (1996)
  • Which Way to the Future?: Selected Essays From Analog (2001)
  • Schmidt, Stanley (2008). The Coming Convergence: Surprising Ways Diverse Technologies Interact to Shape our World and Change the Future.
  • — (Jul–Aug 2008). "Choosing Tools". Editorial. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 128 (7–8): 4–8.
  • — (Oct 2008). "RSVP". Editorial. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 128 (10): 4–7.
  • — (Apr 2014). "Meditation on a Bar Stool". Guest Editorial. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (4): 4–7.
  • — (Jan–Feb 2015). "Orbits to Order". Science Fact. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (1&2): 30–36.
  • — (April 2015). "Hiding the Info-Dump, or: Feeding Information Without Choking the Reader". Special Feature. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (4): 54–61.
  • — (June 2015). "A Future for Analog". Special Feature. Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 135 (6): 7–9.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally published as a four–part serial in Analog Science Fiction and Fact during 2015.
  2. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.

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