Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | Charles E. Gannon and John Schoffstall
Tue, February 12, 2019
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Parkway Central Library
Dr. Charles E. Gannon‘s Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have all been national best-sellers, and include 3 finalists for the Nebula, 2 for the Dragon Award, and a Compton Crook winner. The fifth, Marque of Caine, is forthcoming in July 2019. His epic fantasy trilogy, The Broken World, launches in 2020. He collaborates with Eric Flint in the NYT and WSJ best-selling Ring of Fire series, and has worked in the Starfire, Black Tide Rising, Honorverse, and Man-Kzin universes. The rest of his bibliography includes many works of short fiction in venues such as Analog, numerous game design/writing credits, and television productions from his past career as a scriptwriter/producer in New York City.
Formerly a Distinguished Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, and recipient of five Fulbright grants, his book Rumors of War & Infernal Machines won the 2006 ALA Choice Award for Outstanding Book. He is a frequent subject matter expert both for national media venues such as NPR and the Discovery Channel, as well as for various intelligence and defense agencies/contractors.
John Schoffstall has published short fiction in Asimov’s, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Strange Horizons, and other venues.
His first novel, Half-Witch, came out last summer and was named one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. He is a physician, and once practiced Emergency Medicine. Now he follows Candide’s advice and tends his own garden. He lives in the Philadelphia area.