Recent News and Upcoming Appearances
Fire with Fire: Contact & Convocation has been released as of April, 2013.
Fire with Fire is a Nebula Awards finalist and
a Compton Crook Awards finalist. more
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Radio interview on Fire With Fire with Mark Edge of Free Talk Live Radio, available for listening here: https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/edgington-post-charles-gannon
Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 has been released as of July, 2013.
This sixth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series includes stories by 1635: Papal Stakes coauthor and best seller Charles E. Gannon, New York Times bestseller and Star Wars phenomenon, Timothy Zahn and Joelle Presby. more
Coming in 2014: Steam, Aether, Empire;
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies; more
Charles E. Gannon's scheduled appearances for 2014:
18-20 April 2014
9-11 May 2014
15-18 May 2014
San Jose, CA
What's on this Site and Why it's Here
This site is not about me, nor even primarily about my writing: it is about the worlds I craft for readers, viewers, gamers to visit. If you want to find out detailed information about me, or about my upcoming appearances, or about my work in other fields, you can visit those pages or look me up on Facebook,
or you can .
But the majority of pages on this site are about my worlds. The hotlinks at the top of this page work as gateways so you can enter and wander through those worlds whenever you like.
Working in various media and in many different genres has brought me to the conclusion that the dominant future of storytelling is in worlds. Single books, films, games rarely have the immersive power of series (particularly multi-media series) that build a fully realized and immersive universe, the kind where we can "check ourselves at the door" and enter it as if we were stepping through a gateway into another time and place.
Highly realistic imaginary worlds also offer themselves to us not merely as experiential playgrounds, but also as mental testing-grounds. We need places to try out new ideas, new societies, new approaches to technology, government, relationships, cultures. But of course these thought experiments—the Germans have a special word for them: gedankenexperimenten—must also be fun, or no one is going to want to visit the lab.
And what could be more fun than conducting this "serious play" in the laboratory of our own imagination?