Sat, 1 December 2007
Welcome to Light On Light Through Episode 50 - my interview with Dr. Stanley Schmidt, long-time editor of Analog Magazine of Science Fiction and Fact, the leading science fiction magazine in the universe, as far as we know ... Stan talks candidly about what he looks for in a story submitted for publication ... how quickly he knows that a story works ... what he sees in the futures of science fiction, Analog, and his own work in the field ... Analog published 10 of my stories in the 1990s, and helped establish me as a science fiction writer. This interview was not only a real pleasure for me to conduct, but I suspect will be a source for years to come of invaluable information and insight for anyone who aspires to being a published short-fiction science fiction writer ...
Here's a list of all my science ficiton stories (and two fact articles) published in Analog to date (updated November 2011):
"Ian, Isaac, and John" (novelette) November 2011 ... "Ian's Ions and Eons" (novelette) April 2011 ... "Unburning Alexandria" (novelette) November 2008 ... "The Man Who Brought Down The New York Times" (short short) December 2000 ... "The Suspended Fourth" (short story) March 2000 ... "Late Lessons," (cover story, novelette) October 1999 ... "Little Differences" (novelette) June 1998 ... "The Book on the Book" (fact) June 1998 ... "The Orchard" (novelette) February 1998 ... "Advantage, Bellarmine," January 1998 ... "Loose Ends" (novella) May 1997... "Learning Unbound: OnLine Education and the Mind's Academy" (fact) March 1997 ... "The Mendelian Lamp Case" (novelette) April 1997 ... "The Copyright Notice Case" (novelette) April 1996 ... "The Chronology Protection Case" (novelette) September 1995 ... "The Way of Flesh" (short short) February 1995
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my latest novel: The Plot to Save Socrates
and Brian Charles Clarke says The Plot to Save Socrates "resonates with the current political climate . . . heroine Sierra Waters is sexy as hell . . . there's a bite to Levinson's wit" -- in Curled Up With A Good Book
Paul, I stumbled across this interview today. Thanks so much for doing this. I've not met Stan yet, but he's bought a novelette and a short story from me -- after many years of rejections. It's nice to finally be an Analog author. I have always enjoyed Analog, and think Stan doesn't get enough credit for what he does.