Charles E. Gannon
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Charles E. Gannon

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.

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    • Oblivion

    • Starfire, Book 8
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The war with the profoundly alien Arduans has ended, and the Arduans have come to call humanity their allies. Most of them - the Arduan warrior caste refuses to accept defeat....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By nick on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Extremis

    • Starfire, Book 6
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

    • By Cameron on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • 1636: The Vatican Sanction

    • By: Charles E. Gannon, Eric Flint
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    It's spring in Burgundy. The flowers are out and so are the cardinals - of Pope Urban's renegade papacy, now on the run from the Vatican's would-be usurper Borja. Most of the Church's senior leaders have converged....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vatican II only 400 years sooner!

    • By Kimberly C. on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 1636

    • Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
    • By: Eric Flint, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark’s daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Thomas on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Fire with Fire

    • Caine Riordan, Book 1
    • By: Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon - a history-making clandestine project - and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Would have been good as 1950s SF

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Raising Caine

    • Caine Riordan, Book 3
    • By: Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Caine Riordan, reluctant diplomatic and military intelligence operative, has just finished playing his part repulsing the Arat Kur's and Hkh'Rkh's joint invasion of Earth....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad enemies

    • By JC on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Imperative

    • Starfire, Book 7
    • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    The war with the Arduans - profoundly alien invaders who originally arrived in STL ships - is over. Most of those attackers are now probationary (and very productive) citizens of the Rim Federation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to the writing!?!??

    • By T&B on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 1635

    • The Papal Stakes
    • By: Charles E. Gannon, Eric Flint
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Rome in the year 1635 finds Frank Stone and his pregnant wife Giovanna in the clutches of Cardinal Borgia, whose political machinations and papal assassins may soon elevate him to Pope Borgia....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audible - If you do a series do the whole series!!

    • By David W Boyd on 10-03-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Trial by Fire

    • Caine Riordan, Book 2
    • By: Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with the non-humanoid enemy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really great, enjoyable listen

    • By Michael P. Long on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Caine's Mutiny

    • Caine Riordan, Book 4
    • By: Charles E. Gannon
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Caine Riordan, fresh from serving as envoy to the aliens known as the Slaasriithi, has been given yet another daunting task: apprehend raiders that are terrorizing a distant planet....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good, but not great entry in the series.

    • By VariableQ on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $39.95

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