Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Stan Schmidt for the Hugo!

Stan's the man!

I received the latest progress report from Denvention, this year's World Science Fiction Convention, today here in Canada, and it contains the Hugo voting ballot. So it's a good time to remind people of all the reasons, back at the nomination stage, that I suggested it's high time Stanley Schmidt got a Hugo.

This year, 2008, is the 30th anniversary of Stanley Schmidt becoming editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Despite Analog being consistently the English-speaking world's #1 best-selling SF magazine for that entire period, Stan has never won a Hugo Award for Best Editor.

Stan's own web page is here. In addition to 2008 being Stan's 30th anniversary as editor of Analog, it's also his 40th anniversary as a published SF writer. Besides actually editing Analog (and in a very hands-on fashion, working diligently with his writers), it should be noted that Stan is the only editor of a major SF magazine to write an editorial for each issue, and his editorials are in themselves worth the cost of the magazine.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 15, 2008 8:28 PM , Blogger gdtownshende said...

Wow. I did not realize that Stan Schmidt has not yet won an award for his editorialship of Analog. How is that even possible, given the stature of Analog as a science fiction magazine?!

At May 15, 2008 8:39 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

It's a stunning oversight. Stan is very quiet person at cons, and really never had the flamboyant presence of, say Gardner Dozois, but Stan is a damn fine editor who has developed lots of major authors.


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