Born: March 7, 1944
Ohio Connection: Birth
Stanley Albert Schmidt was born on March 7, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Schmidt received his B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 1966 and both an M.A. and P.h.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1968 and 1969, respectively. From 1969 to 1978 he was the assistant professor of physics at Heidelberg college in Tiffin, Ohio. He also taught courses on astronomy, science fiction, and biology.
Schmidt's literary career began in 1973 when he started publishing stories and novels in the science fiction magazine Analog. Schmidt's novels include The Sins of the Fathers (serialized, 1973-74; Berkley Publishing, 1976), Newton and the Quasi-Apple (Doubleday, 1975), Lifeboat Earth (Berkley Publishing, 1981), and Tweedlioop (Tor Books, 1986). From 1978 onward he has served as the editor of Analog, taking over the position previously held by Ben Bova. In addition to his writing pursuits, Schmidt also composes and plays several instruments, practices photography, and speaks several different languages.
Hugo Award nomination for Best Novelette, World Science Fiction Society, 2001, for Generation Gap; Robert A. Heinlein Award, 2012.