Dr. Charles E. Gannon is a Distinguished Professor of English (St. Bonaventure University) and was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Literature & Culture from 2004-2009.
Dr. Gannon's series include hard-sf interstellar epics (the Fire With Fire series), urban fantasy (the forthcoming Taints), and he also collaborates in several others, including two New York Times Best Selling series: the Starfire military sf series (e.g. "Extremis") and Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series (e.g. "1635: The Papal Stakes"). He has also had many novellas published or forthcoming in various anthologies (Ring of Fire/1632, War World, Man-Kzin Wars, David Weber's Honorverse, etc.) and in Analog SF Magazine. You can visit and learn more about his various SF universes and projects--past, present, and future-- at: www.charlesegannon.com.
Along with about 50 other SF writers (such as Larry Niven, Ben Bova, and Greg Benford), he is a member of SIGMA, the "SF think-tank" which advises intelligence and defense agencies (cf. www.sigmaforum.org). In 2011, he was one of the featured speakers on Discovery Channel's second installment of "Curiosity," titled "When Aliens Attack."
His earlier work includes various products and ultra-short/flash fiction for the gaming business. He worked as both author and editor for Games Design Workship on their award-winning games "Traveller," "2300 AD," "Dark Conspiracy," and "Twilight: 2000."
Dr. Gannon has many credits in non-fiction; his most noteworthy is his book "Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction." Now in second edition, it won the 2006 American Library Association Award for Outstanding Book, and was the topic of discussion when he was interviewed by NPR (Morning Edition).
Dr. Gannon has been a Fulbright Fellow at Liverpool University, Palacky University (Czech Republic), and the University of Dundee. He also received Fulbright and Embassy Travel grants to these countries, as well as The Netherlands, Slovakia, England, and Italy. Holding degrees from Brown (BA), Syracuse (MS), and Fordham (MA,PhD), he has published extensively on the interaction of fiction, technology (particularly military and space), and political influence.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gannon worked as a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and The President's Council on Physical Fitness.