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Published since 1930, Analog Science Fiction and Fact is one of the most enduring and popular science fiction magazines of all time. Starting with its January/February 2017 issue, Analog Science Fiction and Fact updated its annual subscription format to feature a total of 6 issues per year, all of them 208-page double issues. The new format allows for expanded articles and more special features, as well as greater editorial flexibility overall, and comes with no increase in the annual subscription price! Analog’s editorial emphasis continues to be on realistic stories that reflect high standards of scientific accuracy and imagination, and on lively articles about current research at the frontiers of real science. A recurrent theme in both fiction and provocative opinion columns is the human impact of science and technology. Home to many bestselling authors, including Robert J. Sawyer, Michael F. Flynn, Stephen Baxter, Catherine Asaro, Harry Turtledove, Joe Haldeman, and Ben Bova, Analog has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and other awards cementing its position as a leading SF periodical. Analog Science Fiction and Fact features 6 double issues each year.
Forget the Avengers meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy; the biggest crossover of the summer isn’t in theaters, it’s in next month’s issue—black-ops agent extraordinaire Draiken comes face to face with infamous lawyer/killer Andrea Cort, and when they go toe-to-toe, who will come out on top? Why, the readers, of course. Find out more next month in “A Stab of the Knife,” from Adam-Troy Castro. Then our fact article is a Science Behind the Story piece that takes a look at all the genetics and quantum physics that went into Derek Künsken’s serial, The Quantum Magician, which wrapped up in this very issue. Then we have a host of novelettes and short stories, including a look at some very alien yet suspiciously familiar creatures in “Until We Are Utterly Destroyed,” by Frank Wu; an adventure among the asteroids with lethal stakes in “Potosi” from Joe Pitkin; a unique take on exploration in “Open Source Space,” by C. Stuart Hardwick; a treasure hunter in the far future with a valuable relic of forgotten technology in Auston Habershaw’s “A Crystal Dipped in Dreams”; a tale of how sometimes our hypotheses don’t pan out, even when you’re an icon of SF, in “New Frontiers of the Mind,” by Andy Duncan; an unusual way of remembering those close to us, in “Eulogy for an Immortal,” by Robert James Herndon; and more, from Marissa Lingen, Evan Dicken, Mary Soon Lee, Alex Shvartsman & Alvaro Zimos-Amaro, Mary E. Lowd, Kris Dikeman, M. Bennardo, Stephen L. Burns, Jacob A. Boyd, Eduardo Vaquerizo, and Daniel Peterson, as well as all our regular columns . . . plus maybe even a special feature or two!