Ron S. Friedman
RON is a science fiction writer, an editor and an I.T professional.
Quora – Most Viewed writer in Planetary Science and Astronomy, with over 500,000 views.
Ron presented at When Words Collide festival, Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Con-version, VCON, Shaw, IFWA and at a number of Toastmasters International events.
RON S. FRIEDMAN’s, presented at When Words Collide festival, Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, Con-version, VCON and at a number of Toastmasters International events, and he moderated celebrities such as John Carpenter and Max Brooks.
Ron's Creating Villains and Conflicts presentation was a 2017 Aurora Awards Best Fan Related finalist.
Ron's is a Calgary Herald #1 bestseller author and 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, and in other magazines and anthologies. His Alternate History novel, Typhoon Time, will be released by WordFire press. Ron co-edited three anthologies and he received ten Honorable Mentions in Writers of the Future Contest.
Ron is a former board of directors of the Canadian Science-Fiction and Fantasy Association, When Words Collide festival, and he is a member of SFCanada and SFWA.
Originally from Israel, Ron is living with his loving wife and two children in Calgary, Alberta. Ron is currently working on his second novel.
Awards and Memberships
– 2017 Aurora Awards – Fan Related finalist.
– 2016 Aurora Awards – Best Short Fiction finalist.
– 2013 Aurora Awards – Fan Related winner.
– Ten Honorable Mentions in Writers of the Future Contest.
– Toastmasters International member (Completed Advanced Communicator Gold)
– SF Canada member
– SFWA associate member
– IFWA member (A Canadian workshop group)
– Former board of directors of When Words Collide Festival
– Former board of directors of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association
20 years of Information Technology work exeriance.
Successfully complied MIT On-Line course: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight
An alumni of the 2017 Launchpad Astronomy workshop: Improving Science Literacy through Words and Media.
Served in the Israeli Air-Force.