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.

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
(American)

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
(British)
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
(British)
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
(British)

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Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
(Chilean,French)
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
(British)
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
(American)

James DoohanJames Doohan
(Canadian)
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
(American)
Clive BarkerClive Barker
(British)

Will SelfWill Self
(British)
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
(American)
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
(British)

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
(Scottish)
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
(French)
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
(American)

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
(American)
P. D. JamesP. D. James
(British)
Iain BanksIain Banks
(British)

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
(Chinese,British)
Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
(British)
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
(American)

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
(French)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)
Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
(British)

Martin AmisMartin Amis
(British)
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
(Italian,American)
Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
(American)

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Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
(Scottish)
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
(British)

Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
(British)
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
(American)
Richard PowersRichard Powers
(American)

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
(Indian)
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
(British)
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
(Italian)

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
(British)
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
(American)
Ira LevinIra Levin
(American)

Richard AdamsRichard Adams
(British)
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
(American)
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
(American)

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
(American)
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
(American)
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
(Australian)

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
(German)
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
(Canadian)
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
(American)

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
(Japanese)
G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
(American)

Gordon KormanGordon Korman
(Canadian,American)
Garth NixGarth Nix
(Australian)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
(American)
Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
(British)
Amin MaaloufAmin Maalouf
(Lebanese)

Andre NortonAndre Norton
(American)
Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
(French)
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
(Austrian,Czech,American)

Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
(French)
Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
(Australian)
Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
(American)

Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
(Georgian,Russian)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)
John NormanJohn Norman
(American)

Jean RaspailJean Raspail
(French)
Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
(Brazilian)
Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
(Australian)

Michel FaberMichel Faber
(Australian)
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
(American)
Bernard WerberBernard Werber
(French)

Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
(Canadian,American)
Edward Everett HaleEdward Everett Hale
(American)
Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer
(American)

Terry NationTerry Nation
(British)
Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
(American)
Robert J. SawyerRobert J. Sawyer
(Canadian)

John BirminghamJohn Birmingham
(British)
Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
(Austrian,American)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)