August Cole is an author and futurist exploring the future of conflict through fiction and other forms of storytelling. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he is a regular speaker to private sector, academic and US and allied government audiences.
In 2015, he published the best-seller Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, written with P.W. Singer; this book is featured on numerous U.S. and international professional military reading lists and is available in eight languages.
Cole has published short stories and essays about the future of war with the Atlantic Council, West Point’s Modern War Institute, and U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings, among other publications. He also works as Creative Foresight for SparkCognition.