‘If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live. I wouldn’t brood. I’d rather type faster’ – that for you is Isaac Asimov, America’s one of ‘Big Three’ science fiction writers, others being Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke. The trio have till date exerted a great and lasting influence on the science fiction genre. Be it Asimov’s ‘Robot’ or ‘Foundation’ series, Clarke’s ‘Space Odyssey’ or Heinlein’s ‘Destination Moon’, the threesome laid the groundwork for most of the modern science fiction. What’s more, they have been guiding light and inspiration for many futurist science fiction authors of the present times. But the list for America’s topmost science fiction authors does not end here. There have been loads of other American writers who have virtually come up with ground-breaking novels in the genre of science fiction. William Gibson introduced to the world cyberspace with his book, ‘Neuromancer’. The fast-paced, high density, cyber-punk thriller captivated readers till the last word so much so that science fiction has never been the same again ever since the book came into being. Other exemplary writers of the genre include Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card and so on. Check this segment to discover interesting facts about American science fiction writers, their life, their works and their fantasies.