Dr. Charles E. Gannon

Dr. Charles E. Gannon’s award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard SF novels have all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers and the fourth, Caine’s Mutiny, hit bookstores 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. 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 NDAs.

Robert E Waters

Robert E WatersRobert E Waters has been writing and publishing stories since 2003, with his first publication in Weird Tales. Since then, he has published over thirty stories in various print and online magazines and anthologies, including e-Spec’s Weird Wild West and the Defending the Future Mil SF anthology series, Padwolf Publishing’s 13 series, and Eric Flint’s alternate history series, 1632/Ring of Fire, with several stories published in the online Grantville Gazette, and most recently in Baen Book’s Ring of Fire IV anthology. Robert’s first novel, The Wayward Eight: A Contract to Die For, was released in 2014 under the Zmok imprint, and is a “weird wild west” adventure set in the Wild West Exodus gaming universe. Robert lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife Beth, their son Jason, and their cat Buzz.