Dell Magazines announced the retirement today of Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Schmidt will be succeeded by Trevor Quachri, who has been the managing editor of both Asimov’s and Analog for the past two years. Schmidt said,
“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.”
During his more than three decades as editor, Schmidt debuted such science fiction luminaries as Michael F. Flynn, Jerry Oltion, Timothy Zahn, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Harry Turtledove, and Geoffrey A. Landis. He will continue to be available to Quachri as a science advisor.