Michael Flynn (writer)

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Michael Flynn
Michael Francis Flynn

1947 (age 75–76)
OccupationsStatistician, science fiction author
Known forScience 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.[1]


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.[1] He has been employed as an industrial quality engineer and statistician.[1]



Hugo Award Nominations[edit]

  • 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

Prometheus Award[edit]

  • 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)

Other awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Dozois, Gardner (1996). The Year's Best Science Fiction. St. Martin's Griffin. p. 109.
  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Robert A. Heinlein Award". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2021-02-23.


  • Flynn, Michael. The January Dancer; Macmillan, (2008).

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