JOHN L. FLYNN, PH.D


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, and 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 twelve 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 Dr. Bob Blackwood, he also penned the humorous and thoroughly amusing Everything I Know about Life I Learned from James Bond, along with Future Prime: The Top 10 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.

In addition to his writing, he is a Master-Class costumer, having won the requisite number of costume contests at the Worldcon level to qualify for this title. He volunteers his costuming as a member of the 501st and the Rebel Legion. In 1997, John switched gears from writing and literature to study psychology, and earned a degree as a clinical
psychologist. His study, The Etiology of Sexual Addiction: Childhood Trauma as a Primary Determinant, has broken new ground in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual addiction. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Flynn was also nominated for three Hugo Awards for his science fiction writing. Today, John makes his home in Lake Worth, Florida.