Influential editor Stan Schmidt announced his retirement from Analog today. Part of the Dell Magazine group, Analog has been a huge part of the ongoing tradition of print science fiction in both the 20th and 21st centuries. While editing Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Schmidt debuted a slew of famous SF writers including Michael F. Flynn, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Timothy Zahn and others.
Schmidt made a statement today about his departure and passing of the torch to Trevor Quachri.
“I have now been editor of Analog for 34 years, tying or (depending on how you count) slightly exceeding the previous longest-tenure record of John W. Campbell. I still enjoy it thoroughly, but am leaving to pursue a wide range of other interests. Two of the most important of these are doing more of my own writing, and reading Analog purely for the enjoyment of it, which I expect to remain at a high level under Trevor Quachri’s direction.”
We’d like to thank Stan for all your hard work and bringing us great stories.
[News via Locus]