Charles A Cornell
CHARLES A CORNELL suffers from Overactive Imagination Disorder, an incurable condition that fills his mind with three dimensional puzzles of stacked what-if questions that cry out for answers. Charles fuels his creativity amidst the chaos of a busy life in his writer’s den in Fort Myers Florida where he dreams up whimsical adventures that range from the satirical to the macabre.
His dieselpunk series, DragonFly explores the incredibly turbulent times during the 1940s and the ‘what ifs’ that might have been. DragonFly follows the journey of Veronica Somerset as she battles the odds to become Britain’s first female fighter pilot.
Packed with full color illustrations and black and white 'retrographs', DragonFly conjures up a whole new world of fantastic technology, dangerous fighting machines and wizards battling across the boundary between good and evil in a World War re-imagined like never before. A 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist in Science Fiction, DragonFly is a retro-futuristic collision of science fiction and fantasy with a generous dash of alternative history.
His FBI serial killer novel Tiger Paw won the 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Thriller from the Florida Writers Association. Tiger Paw blends action and intrigue with psychological suspense and asks the questions, how far will someone go to sell his soul to the Devil? And what if the Devil seeks revenge?
Charles is also a member of the Alvarium Experiment, a cooperative of award-winning authors whose short story anthologies include The Prometheus Saga about an alien probe observing mankind throughout our history, and Return To Earth, stories about first contact... with ourselves.
You can follow Charles' musings on science fiction, retrofuturism and dieselpunk at his blog, www.CharlesACornell.com.
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