Charles E. Gannon

Charles E. Gannon Charles E. Gannon a Distinguished Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, where he was the Director of Graduate English until he became a full-time author in 2007. A Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Literature and Culture from 2004 to 2009, his most recent non-fiction book is "Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction."

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Dr. Gannon was a Fulbright Fellow at Liverpool University, Palacky University (Czech Republic), and the University of Dundee, and received Fulbright and Embassy Travel grants to these countries as well as The Netherlands, Slovakia, England, and Italy. He has published widely on the interaction of fiction, technology (particularly military and space), and political influence. He holds degrees from Brown (BA), Syracuse (MS), and Fordham (MA,PhD). Also a freelance writer and editor for Game Designers' Workshop (MegaTraveller RPG and Traveller TNE RPG) between 1987 and 1992.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gannon worked eight years as a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and The President's Council on Physical Fitness.

Space Opera stories

Tales of the 22nd Century

  • Fire with Fire? (2013)


  • Iris (in Challenge 33?, 1988)
  • Generating IRIS characters for MegaTraveller (in Challenge 34?, 1988)
  • The Green Hills of Earth (in Challenge 36?, 1988)
  • Amber Zone: A Body Swayed to Music (in Challenge 37?, 1989)
  • Tourist Trap (Adventure in the Nullia and Bruia subsector of the Hinterworlds) (in Challenge 42?, 1990)
  • A Portfolio of Patrons (in Traveller's Digest 19?, 1990)
  • Behind Blue Eyes (in Challenge 48?, 50?, 51?, 1991)
  • Stalkers (in Challenge 52?, 1991)
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Scream (in Challenge 54?, 1991)
  • Going Places (in Challenge 55?, 1991, with Thomas J. McCarrol)
  • Hard Times (1991, together with many others)
  • Shellgame (in Challenge 57?, 1992)
  • Wood and Wind, Steel and Steam (in Challenge 61?, 1992)
  • Power Centers (in Challenge 66?, 1992)
  • Outback (in Challenge 67?, 1992)
  • Assignment Vigilante? (1992)
  • Astrogator's Guide to the Diaspora sector? (1992)
  • For the Union Blue (in Challenge 68?, 1993)
  • Fire, Fusion, & Steel? (1993, together with many others)
  • Survival Margin? (1993, together with many others)
  • Again, Oytritsyu'a (in The Traveller Chronicle 1?, 1993)
  • Count or Country (in The Traveller Chronicle 2?, 1993)
  • Astrogator's Update to Diaspora Sector (in The Traveller Chronicle 2?, 1993)
  • A Solomani Safari (The Traveller Chronicle 2?, 1993)
  • Astrogator's Update to Diaspora Sector II (The Traveller Chronicle 4?, 1994)
  • Astrogator's Update to Diaspora Sector III (The Traveller Chronicle 5?, 1994)
  • Far From Home (The Traveller Chronicle 6?, 1994)
  • A Matter of Sovereignty (The Traveller Chronicle 6?, 1994)


Known Space


  • Extremis? (with Steve White?, 2011)

Other sites: Charles Gannon homepage, Traveller RPG Wikia,