Analog Science Fiction and Fact, called simply ASF is often considered the periodical where science fiction was born. Since its foundation in 1938, the magazine has focused not only on the “fiction” part of science fiction, but also on the science one as a way to create very authentic and even really possible scenes of the humanity's future. The featured novelettes, short stories and poetry are reviewed by scientists and other academics and offer to the sci-fi fans high accuracy quality writing with technological likeliness - a combination only this pioneering leader in the science fiction genre can provide. Science is referred to not only as a foundation of the fiction, but as a major factor for future changes that would affect the lives of all human beings. For this reason a large part of the magazine is dedicated to science facts, articles about science research and developments, commentary and prognosis. In fact, during World War II, a story by John Campbell described an atomic bomb with great accuracy and before the States used the one in Hiroshima, while recently lots of Analog readers discovered the potentials of nanotechnology through many fiction and fact articles, including features by nanotech pioneer K. Eric Drexler. Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Spider Robinson, Michael F. Flynn are just a few of the science fiction giants who have been contributing to the magazine; moreover, Analog has a long tradition in cultivating new talent and continues to discover promising writers. Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine is published monthly by Dell Magazines.
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