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My Articles in Analog

"Making Waves: The Inventions of John W. Campbell"


Co-authored with Alec Nevala-Lee.


January / February 2020


Two approaches by John W. Campbell to the problem of generating arbitrary waveforms.

"Just the Facts: How Articles Came to Astounding"

November / December 2020

A look at how fact articles were introduced into Astounding and what type of articles appeared in Astounding and Analog when John W. Campbell was editor.

"A Solid Prediction"

May / June 2021

Presents the details of a story by Malcolm Jameson that appeared in the October 1944 Astounding that may be the earliest description of a type of 3-D printing.

"Taming the Serpent"

July / August 2021

Shows that a device presented in a novel by Frank Herbert that was serialized in Astounding was the inspiration for an invention by a British engineer.

"Another 'Deadline'?"


July / August 2022


Relates the details of "Deadline," the 1944 story that created a security problem during World War II, and points to another story that could have caused a similar problem.

"A Very Useful Exoplanet"


September / October 2022


A 1943 article in Astounding about the discovery of an exoplanet was followed 10 years later by a novel and another article that described the science behind the story.

"Words, Music, and Information"

May / June 2023

Looks at four Astounding articles written by John R. Pierce that presented various aspects of the work of his friend, Claude Shannon, the creator of Information Theory.

"Campbell and the Monopole"

September / October 2023

Looks at a 1944 article in which Campbell presented the experiments of a refugee Austrian physicist who claimed that his results proved the existence of the magnetic monopole.

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