Dec 2, 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
Plus flashes ... The Plot to Save Journeyman - that is, three chances to win free copies of The Plot to Save Socrates, just by watching the next episodes of NBC's Journeyman! (Note added in 2008: The contest ended in 2007.)
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 ...
(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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interview? try here
my latest novel: The
Plot to Save Socrates
"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly
"Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News
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