John L. Flynn

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Dr. John L. Flynn is a retired academic who has spent the last thirty-two years of his life as a dean and college professor in higher education. He is also 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 he has written 19 books. His 2014 romance novel, Intimate Bondage, has spawned a series of erotic thrillers, featuring a female homicide detective in San Francisco. With fellow film critic Bob Blackwood, Flynn also penned the humorous and always amusing Everything I Know about Life I Learned from James Bond in 2015. Between 2002 and 2004, John was nominated for three Hugo awards; the Hugo award is given for excellence in the field of scien ...more

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