Stanley Schmidt is a physicist (PhD, Case Western Reserve University), musician, photographer, traveler, naturalist, outdoorsman, pilot, and linguist who writes both fiction and nonfiction at both long and short lengths. He has contributed numerous stories and articles to original anthologies and magazines and has edited about a dozen anthologies. As editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, he has been nominated 27 times for the Hugo award for Best Professional Editor. He is a board member for the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Museum, and has been an invited speaker for numerous organizations including museums and universities. He was Guest of Honor at the 1998 World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, and has been a Nebula and Hugo award nominee for his fiction.