‘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.
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist
H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920
Writer, Professor

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
11 March 1952

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950
Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907
Science Fiction Writer

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948
Speculative Fiction Writer

Ted ChiangTed Chiang
20 October 1967

John W. CampbellJohn W. Campbell
08 June 1910
Science Fiction Writer
Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947
Science Fiction Writer
Aaron AllstonAaron Allston
08 December 1960
Game Designer, Author

John M. FordJohn M. Ford
10 April 1957
Novelist, Writer, Game Designer

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923
L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
13 March 1911
Officer, Novelist, Musician, Writer, Screenwriter,

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953
Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger,
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
19 December 1975

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
24 August 1951
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer,

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
08 May 1937
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
24 May 1963
Writer, Essayist, Screenwriter, Novelist,
Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
08 October 1920

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
10 October 1950
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
17 November 1983
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer,

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
17 July 1954
Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist,
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
26 October 1971
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Andy WeirAndy Weir
16 June 1972

Richard PowersRichard Powers
18 June 1957
Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,
John ScalziJohn Scalzi
10 May 1969
Science Fiction Writers

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James RollinsJames Rollins
20 August 1961

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
23 March 1952

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
21 October 1914
Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
13 June 1949
Journalist, Film producer, Writer, Science fiction
Ira LevinIra Levin
27 August 1929
Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer,

Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
07 May 1931
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

Larry NivenLarry Niven
30 April 1938

Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
17 July 1976
Comic Book Writer
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
18 November 1946
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,

Jack VanceJack Vance
28 August 1916

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
25 November 1926

Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
02 November 1949
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer
James DashnerJames Dashner
26 November 1972

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,

Andre NortonAndre Norton
17 February 1912
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
31 August 1982
Journalist, Writer, Comics writer, Science fiction
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
10 September 1952
Writer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science
John NormanJohn Norman
03 June 1931
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, University

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
20 May 1911
Comics artist, Writer, Novelist, Science fiction

Gordon KormanGordon Korman
23 October 1963
Writer, Science fiction writer, Children's writer
Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
12 March 1835
Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist,

Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
1959 AD
science writer
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
19 January 1851
Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist,

Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science

Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
07 March 1945
Officer, Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer
13 July 1966
Author, Journalist, Writer

Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
03 September 1907
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Poet
Edward Everett HaleEdward Everett Hale
03 April 1822
Writer, Theologian, Science fiction writer, Author

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
20 February 1858
Surgeon, Writer, Gynaecologist, University teacher

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,