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Charles E. Gannon

Charles E. Gannon

     Author


Dr. Charles E. Gannon's award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have, to date, all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers. The fourth in the series, Caine's Mutiny, will be available in February 2017. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books. He also collaborates with Eric Flint in the NYT and WSJ best-selling Ring of Fire alternate history series, and Eric, along with Kevin J. Anderson, will be collaborators in Gannon's Steam, Aether, Empire web serial coming in 2017-8. His other novels and short fiction straddle the divide between hard SF and technothrillers and have appeared through various imprints and in various magazines. Much of this work includes collaborations in the Starfire, Honorverse, Man-Kzin, and War World universes. He also worked extensively in game design and writing, as well as being a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and PBS. A Distinguished Professor of English and Fulbright Senior Specialist, his book Rumors of War and Infernal Machines won the 2006 American Library Association Choice Award for Outstanding Book. He is a recipient of five Fulbright Fellowships and Travel Grants and has been a subject matter expert both for national media venues such as NPR and the Discovery Channel, as well as for various intelligence and defense agencies , including the Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy (CNO/SSG and ONR), NATO, DARPA, NRO, DHS, NASA, and several other organizations with which he signed NDA's.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Charles E. Gannon

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Stealth in Space
Ross Hathaway moderates this panel on stealth. In space we have a problem Anything in space generates heat if it has the power to move or survive. Heat is very detectable against the backdrop of very cold space. How is this overcome?
Fri 03:00PM The Xenobiologist's Dream: Designing a Believable Alien Species
Tedd Roberts moderates this panel on xenobiology and the requirements necessary to design of a believable alien species.
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Autograph Session (Gannon, Holo, Humphreys, Plexico)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Sat 10:00AM What's New in 1632
Rick Boatright moderates this panel on what is new in the 1632 universe in all it's alternate history glory, with a mass autograph session to follow.
Sat 11:30AM 1632 Mass Autograph Session
Mass autograph session immediately follows the 1632 Roundtable. Limit 2 books per person per pass thru the line.
Sat 01:00PM Reading - Charles E. Gannon
Come out and have a seat as our author guest reads passages of his works
Reading
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Slideshow and Prize Patrol
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!)
Sat 05:00PM Masters of Military Science Fiction
Chris Kennedy moderates this discussion on the essential elements necessary to create good hard military science fiction.
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros