RON S. FRIEDMAN is an award-winning science fiction author from Calgary. His novel, TYPHOON TIME, is an Amazon.ca #1 Best Seller in Time-Travel, his collection, ESCAPE VELOCITY, is Calgary Herald #1 Best Seller, and his story, GAME NOT OVER, is a Best Short Fiction finalist in the 2016 Aurora Awards, Canada’s premier Science-Fiction and Fantasy awards.
Ron’s short stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, Neo-Opsis, Polar Borealis, Enigma Front and in other magazines and anthologies. Ron co-edited three anthologies and he received ten Honorable Mentions in Writers of the Future Contest.
International multi-lingual speaker – Ron presented and sat on panels at Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Florida SuperCon, Salt Lake Comic Con, iCon Israel, When Words Collide, Con-version, Calgary Military Museum, Foorhills Comicon, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society and Vancouver’s VCON.
Blogger – Ron is a Quora most viewed author in Astronomy and Planetary Science who has attracted over two million views. His articles were translated to French, Italian, Portuguese and Indonesian.
In his day job, Ron is a senior Information Technology analyst who had served during the Gulf War as an NCO in the Israeli Air-Force Intelligence. Part of his novel is loosely based on his grandfather’s story, who’d served in the Polish Army during WWII.
Ron is an alumni of the Launchpad Astronomy workshop: Improving Science Literacy through Words and Media. Winner of the Aurora Awards – Fan Related Other category, Ron is on the board of directors of When Words Collide festival, a former board member of the Canadian Science-Fiction and Fantasy Association, a member of SFWA, SFCanada and IFWA.
Originally from Israel, Ron is living with his loving wife and two children in Calgary, Alberta. Ron is currently working on his second novel.