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Charles E. Gannon

Dr. Charles E. Gannon is a Distinguished Professor of English (SU.); Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Lit & Culture (2004-209); member of the SIGMA SF think-tank. Most recent novel: Extremis (Baen, w/ S. White, May; 2011). Next forthcoming novel: 1635: The Papal Stakes (Baen, w/ Eric Flint, 2012). Has novellas forthcoming in: Crossing the Abyss (Baen), Ring of Fire: III (Baen), Analog SF Magazine, more. In 1990s, was author and editor for the award-winning games “Traveller,” and “2300 AD.”

Most recent non-fiction book: Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction. Now in second edition; won the 2006 American Library Association Award for Outstanding Book.

Dr. Gannon has had Fulbrights to Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. 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; his clients included the UN, the WHO, and The President's Council on Physical Fitness.

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