Michael F. Flynn

(b. 1947)

Michael Francis Flynn is an American statistician and SF author. Nearly all of his work falls under the category of hard SF, 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.

He is a popular speaker at conventions, often presenting fascinating one-person talks relating to statistics (yes, it can be done!) or another interest of his, history, especially Medieval history.

Hugo Nominations:

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Additionally, he has twice won the Prometheus Award, first for his novel In the Country of the Blind, and then for the novel Fallen Angels, co-written with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, which also won the Seiun Award. Flynn was the first author winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Medal.

See also http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/flynn_michael_f