Stanley Albert Schmidt
Stanley Albert Schmidt (born March 7, 1944) is an American science fiction author; since 1978 has been the editor of the SF magazine Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Schmidt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1966. He then attended Case Western Reserve University, where he completed his Ph.D. in physics in 1969. After receiving his degree, he became a professor at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, teaching physics, astronomy, and science fiction. Schmidt has been editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine since 1978. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Advisers for the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and was Guest of Honor at BucConeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
His first publication was "A Flash of Darkness" (Analog, September 1968); his first novel was The Sins of the Fathers (Analog, serialized from November 1973 to January 1974); and his first book was Newton and the Quasi-Apple in 1975.
One of the most recent of his novels, Argonaut (2002), shows an alien invasion from a new angle.