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.
- 1987 Best Novella Hugo
- 1988 Best Novella Hugo
- 1995 Best Novella Hugo
- 2003 Best Short Story Hugo
- 2005 Best Novelette Hugo
- 2007 Best Novel Hugo
- 2007 Best Novelette Hugo
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1991 — Balticon 25, Compton Crook Award
- 1992 — Balticon 26, MC at Con*Stellation XI
- 1998 — Theodore Sturgeon Award
- 2003 — Heinlein Award
- 2013 — Lunacon 2013
- 2014 — Lunacon 2014
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.