Edward M. Lerner

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Edward M. Lerner

Edward M. Lerner worked in high tech for 30 years, supporting (among many) NASA, the DoD, and the FBI. When not prospecting beneath his sofa cushions for small change for his first spaceflight, he now writes SF, technothrillers, and popular science. His novel InterstellarNet: Enigma won the inaugural Canopus award for "works that contribute to the excitement, knowledge, and understanding of interstellar space exploration and travel."


InterstellarNet series:

  • InterstellarNet: Origins
  • InterstellarNet: New Order
  • InterstellarNet: Enigma

Fleet of Worlds series (with Larry Niven):

  • Fleet of Worlds
  • Juggler of Worlds
  • Destroyer of Worlds
  • Betrayer of Worlds
  • Fate of Worlds

Standalone novels:

  • Probe
  • Moonstruck
  • Fools' Experiments
  • Small Miracles
  • Energized
  • Dark Secret


  • Creative Destruction
  • Countdown to Armageddon / A Stranger in Paradise
  • Frontiers of Space, Time, and Thought
  • A Time Foreclosed (chap book)

And too many essays and works of short fiction to list.

Awards and Memberships

Winner, Canopus Award ("honoring excellence in interstellar writing"). Nominated for Hugo, Prometheus, and Locus Awards.

Member: Science-fiction and Fasntasy Writers of America (SFWA); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); and SIGMA (not an acronym; sometimes known as "The Science Fiction Think Tank").

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Lerner has addressed the Library of Congress, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U. S. Naval Academy. the Virginia Festival of the Book,the American Association of University Women, many SF conventions, and other venues.

He has degress in physics, computer science, and business. Before turning in 2004 to full-time writing, Lerner worked at such high-tech havens as Bell Labs, Hughes Aircraft, and Northrop Grumman — and a few small companies of which you've likely never heard. He has written well over a dozen books, as well as dozens of short-fiction works. He also writes popular science articles, incuding his long-running series of "the science behind the fiction" articles in Analog.

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