Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

Stan Schmidt Retires From Analog

August 29th, 2012

I am so upset.

Stan Schmidt has been the editor at Analog Science Fiction & Fact for thirty-four years. He was the first editor to ever buy my work, and in fact the first three stories I sold went to Analog.

Last year, when I got back into short story writing after a very long hiatus, Stan was my first choice for “Nahiku West”–and to my delight he bought the story (which just saw publication this month in Analog’s “October” issue). So I think it’s fair to say that Stan Schmidt started my career twice.

He will be missed, but I hope he gets to enjoy more time writing his own fiction.

Here’s the article at Locus Online.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 8:48 am
Categories: Writing.
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One Response to “Stan Schmidt Retires From Analog

  1. Joel Davis Says:

    Linda, I was stunned to get this news. Stan’s been helming the magazine for more than 3 decades and IMO has done a darn good job. I grew up with “Analog” from Campbell to Bova to Schmidt; it’s SF stories shaped my preferences. While Stan published just two science articles by me (way less than from many others), I have always considered those sales to be highlights for me professionally. I appreciate his reasons for moving on, but I’ll miss him on the masthead!