‘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.
H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890
Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920
Writer, Professor

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948
Screenwriter, Novelist

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907
Science Fiction Writer
Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
11 March 1952

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

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

Aaron AllstonAaron Allston
08 December 1960
Game Designer, Author

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
13 March 1911
Officer, Novelist, Musician, Writer, Screenwriter,
Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
19 December 1975

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
24 December 1973

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
24 August 1951
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer,
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
08 May 1937
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer

Marion Zimmer BradleyMarion Zimmer Bradley
03 June 1930
Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
08 October 1920

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

Jim ButcherJim Butcher
26 October 1971
Nora RobertsNora Roberts
10 October 1950
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
24 May 1963
Writer, Essayist, Screenwriter, Novelist,
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
17 July 1954
Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist,

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
13 June 1949
Journalist, Film producer, Writer, Science fiction
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942

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Andy WeirAndy Weir
16 June 1972
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949

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

John ScalziJohn Scalzi
10 May 1969
Science Fiction Writers
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
08 September 1954
James RollinsJames Rollins
20 August 1961

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
29 November 1918

V. E. SchwabV. E. Schwab
07 July 1987

Nnedi OkoraforNnedi Okorafor
08 April 1974
Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
07 May 1931

Pierce BrownPierce Brown
28 January 1988

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
23 March 1952

Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
13 June 1945

Ira LevinIra Levin
27 August 1929
Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer,
Larry NivenLarry Niven
30 April 1938

Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
17 July 1976
Comic Book Writer
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
06 August 1934

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
19 January 1851
Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist,

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
21 October 1914
Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
19 October 1918
Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic,

Vernor VingeVernor Vinge
02 October 1944
Computer scientist
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
18 November 1946
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Science fiction

Neal ShustermanNeal Shusterman
12 November 1962

Jack VanceJack Vance
28 August 1916

Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
02 November 1949
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Tamora PierceTamora Pierce
13 December 1954
Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
25 November 1926

James DashnerJames Dashner
26 November 1972

Hugo GernsbackHugo Gernsback
16 August 1884
Fritz LeiberFritz Leiber
24 December 1910

Theodore SturgeonTheodore Sturgeon
26 February 1918
David BrinDavid Brin
06 October 1950

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
10 September 1952
Writer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer
Peter JurasikPeter Jurasik
25 April 1950

Robert SilverbergRobert Silverberg
15 January 1935
Bruce SterlingBruce Sterling
14 April 1954

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

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,
Frederik PohlFrederik Pohl
26 November 1919

Victoria AveyardVictoria Aveyard
27 July 1990
Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
1959 AD
science writer

L. Sprague de CampL. Sprague de Camp
27 November 1907

Joe HaldemanJoe Haldeman
09 June 1943

Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
29 October 1923
Chemist, Writer, University teacher, Science
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science
Greg BearGreg Bear
20 August 1951

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

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
31 August 1982
Journalist, Writer, Comics writer, Science fiction
James Tiptree Jr.James Tiptree Jr.
24 August 1915

Alfred BesterAlfred Bester
18 December 1913

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science

John NormanJohn Norman
03 June 1931
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, University

Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
12 March 1835
Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist,
James BlishJames Blish
23 May 1921

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
Robert SheckleyRobert Sheckley
16 July 1928
Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
07 March 1945
Officer, Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer