The oldest currently surviving ScienceFiction {{magazine|s}}, Analog has been around since 1930. Under its original title ''Astounding Stories'' it was originally designed as a rival to ''Magazine/AmazingStories''.

From 1938 to 1971 it was edited by the influential Creator/JohnWCampbell, who encouraged more mature stories with a strong element of plausible science.

Campbell did not like the name ''Astounding''; he changed the logo to read ''Astounding Science Fiction'', and for a time insisted that the main title be de-emphasized in favor of the subtitle. Finally in 1961 Campbell changed the magazine's name to ''Analog'', fading down the old title and fading up the new over a 12-month period while retaining the initial "A". (However, for legal purposes the original title is still retained in the magazine's indicia.)

For most of its history the magazine has been digest-sized. In the early 1960s ''Analog'' switched to bedsheet-size for 12 issues but it proved too expensive. More recently the magazine has increased its page size (along with current stablemate ''Creator/IsaacAsimov's Science Fiction Magazine'') to an intermediate between digest and bedsheet.

Analog frequently publishes new authors, including then-newcomers such as Creator/OrsonScottCard and Creator/JoeHaldeman in the 1970s, Creator/HarryTurtledove, Creator/TimothyZahn, Creator/GregBear, and Creator/JosephHDelaney in the 1980s, and Creator/PaulLevinson, Creator/MichaelABurstein, and Creator/RajnarVajra in the 1990s.

One of the major publications of what fans and historians call the GoldenAgeOfScienceFiction and afterward, it has published much-reprinted work by such major SF authors as Creator/EEDocSmith, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon, Creator/IsaacAsimov, Creator/RobertAHeinlein, Creator/AEVanVogt, Creator/LesterDelRey, and many others.

A full list of its contents can be found at the [[ Internet Speculative Fiction Database]].

Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a lengthy [[ article]] on it.

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