Michael Francis Flynn
1947 (age 75–76)
|Occupations||Statistician, science fiction author|
|Known for||Science fiction author|
Michael Francis Flynn (born 1947) is an American science fiction author.
Nearly all of Flynn's work falls under the category of hard science fiction, although his treatment of it can be unusual since he has applied the rigor of hard science fiction to "softer" sciences such as sociology in works such as In the Country of the Blind. Much of his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Flynn was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics from La Salle University and an M.S. in topology from Marquette University. He has been employed as an industrial quality engineer and statistician.
Hugo Award Nominations
- 1987 novella Eifelheim
- 1988 novella The Forest of Time
- 1995 novella Melodies of the Heart
- 2005 novelette The Clapping Hands of God
- 2007 novelette Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth
- 2007 novel Eifelheim (based on the 1987 novella)
- 2015 novelette The Journeyman: In the Stone House
- 1991 In the Country of the Blind (won)
- 1992 Fallen Angels (won)
- 1997 Firestar (nominated)
- 1999 Rogue Star (nominated)
- 2001 Lodestar (nominated)
- 2002 Falling Stars (nominated)
- 2009 The January Dancer (nominated)
- Fallen Angels also won the Seiun Award, and was co-written with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
- The story House of Dreams won a Theodore Sturgeon Award in 1998.
- The story Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo tied with Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Recovering Apollo 8 for the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2007.
- First winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Medal.
- Flynn, Michael. The January Dancer; Macmillan, (2008).