Dr. John L. Flynn is an author, screenwriter, and three-time Hugo nominee. He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America. He has been a regular contributor and columnist to dozens of science fiction magazines, and much sought-after guest speaker.
A former college professor, he routinely speaks at science fiction and comic conventions about the writing process. In 1977, he received the M. Carolyn Parker award for outstanding journalism for his freelance work on several Florida daily newspapers. He sold his first book, Future Threads, in 1985, and has subsequently had eleven other books published, including Cinematic Vampires, The Jovian Dilemma, The Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dissecting Aliens, Visions in Light and Shadow, War of the Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg, 75 Years of Universal Monsters, 50 Years of Hammer Horror, 101 Superheroes of the Silver Screen, 2001: Beyond the Infinite, and Phantoms of the Opera: Behind the Mask. With Bob Blackwood, Flynn penned the humorous and thoroughly amusing Everything I Know about Life I Learned from James Bond and Future Prime: The Top Ten Science Fiction Films. He has also written two screenplays (based on two of his novels), which have been optioned but not yet produced.
In 2014, Intimate Bondage, the first of his series of erotic thrillers, was published, and attracted the attention of Hollywood, namely the emerging cable market. Architects of Armageddon, Murder on Air Force One, and Terror at G-20 followed as books in the series; in fact, Murder on Air Force One was a stand-out at the Miami Book Fair in 2017. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Flynn was also nominated for three Hugo Awards for his science fiction writing, and a runner-up at the Screenplay Festival in 2003. Today, John makes his home in Lake Worth, Florida.