Charles A Cornell writes speculative fiction ranging from the mysterious to the macabre; sometimes blending science fiction, fantasy, alternative history and horror. He is a regular contributor to podcasts, seminars and conferences, and conducts webinars and workshops on his specialty, retro-punk fiction (Steampunk, Dieselpunk).
When Charles isn’t trying to survive the chaos of everyday life, he’s dreaming up all kinds of crazy fiction. He specializes in science fiction, science fantasy, dieselpunk & steampunk. He’s known to write award-winning mystery thrillers too!
Charles has a BSc. degree in Metallurgy & an MBA. He worked in materials engineering, quality management, logistics & purchasing for a big name Fortune 500 company. Charles A Cornell was born in England, raised in Canada and now lives in Florida. His first published novel, Tiger Paw, won the 2012 Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Thriller from the Florida Writers Association. His dieselpunk work, DragonFly is a retro-futuristic collision of science fiction and fantasy with a generous dash of alternative history. DragonFly was a 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist in Science Fiction, has received numerous Amazon Five-Star reviews, two prestigious Reader’s Favorite Five Star Reviews, and won the 2018 Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal in the Young Adult - Action category.
Charles’s short stories and novellas have appeared in the anthologies, The Prometheus Saga, Return To Earth and In Shadows Written. His Prometheus Saga science fiction story Crystal Night won the FWA Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Novella in 2016.
Please visit me at CharlesACornell.com for news on my latest publications, writing projects, author signings, promotions, and giveaways; and for musings on dieselpunk and retrofuturism. Also check out my world of DragonFly at DragonFly-Novels.com featuring galleries of retrofuturistic aircraft and other illustrations from DragonFly.