List of famous science fiction writers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Science fiction writers are considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and creative classes of writers in the modern literary world. Science fiction writing demands a great deal of creativity and imagination as it is a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting or theme. Science fiction writing uses science as a backdrop against which most of the incidents occur and therefore writers of this genre must have a clear understanding of scientific terms and their meanings. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures. It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated physical laws. Science fiction writers use different scientific themes such as time travel, superhuman abilities, an outer space universe or a story set in post-apocalyptic world. Among the most respected awards for science fiction are the Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Saturn Award. They often explore the potential consequences of scientific innovations and produce astonishing masterpieces for their readers. Read on to discover about the life and works of various famous Sci-fi writers from all over the world.

Douglas Adams Douglas Adams
British, American

William Gibson William Gibson
Canadian, American

Ted Chiang Ted Chiang
American

Junot Díaz Junot Díaz
Dominican, American

James GunnJames Gunn
American
L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American

Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
American

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
American
Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
American

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American
Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
American

James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British
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Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American
Marion Zimmer BradleyMarion Zimmer Bradley
American

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
Chinese, British

Iain BanksIain Banks
Scottish

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French
Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American

Michael MoorcockMichael Moorcock
British

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American

Diana Wynne JonesDiana Wynne Jones
British
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Joe AbercrombieJoe Abercrombie
British

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

Martin AmisMartin Amis
British

Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

Andy WeirAndy Weir
American

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Stanisław LemStanisław Lem
Polish
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Dan SimmonsDan Simmons
American

Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

John ScalziJohn Scalzi
American
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

James RollinsJames Rollins
American
Will SelfWill Self
British

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
American

V. E. SchwabV. E. Schwab
American
Nnedi OkoraforNnedi Okorafor
American

Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
American
Len DeightonLen Deighton
British

Jean RaspailJean Raspail
French

Pierce BrownPierce Brown
American
Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American

Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
American
Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
American

Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
British

Larry NivenLarry Niven
American

Richard K. MorganRichard K. Morgan
British
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish

Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
American

Michael EndeMichael Ende
German

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

Peter F. HamiltonPeter F. Hamilton
British
John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
British

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American

Alexander BogdanovAlexander Bogdanov
Russian
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
American
Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
Japanese

Vernor VingeVernor Vinge
American
Richard AdamsRichard Adams
British

T. H. WhiteT. H. White
British

Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American
Neal ShustermanNeal Shusterman
American

Jack VanceJack Vance
American
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
American