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

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.

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
(British)

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
(American)
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
(British)
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
(British)

Clive BarkerClive Barker
(British)
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
(American)
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
(British)

Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
(American)
Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
(Chilean,French)
James DoohanJames Doohan
(Canadian)

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
(British)
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
(American)
Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
(British)

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
(American)
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
(American)
Iain BanksIain Banks
(British)

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
(Chinese,British)
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
(American)
Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
(Scottish)

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
(French)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)
Martin AmisMartin Amis
(British)

Will SelfWill Self
(British)
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
(Italian,American)
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
(British)

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
(British)
Jean GiraudJean Giraud
(French)
P. D. JamesP. D. James
(British)

Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
(British)
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
(British)
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
(American)
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
(Scottish)
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
(British)

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
(Indian)
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
(American)
Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
(American)

Ira LevinIra Levin
(American)
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
(American)
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
(American)

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
(British)
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
(American)
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
(American)

Richard PowersRichard Powers
(American)
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
(Italian)
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
(Australian)

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
(American)
Richard AdamsRichard Adams
(British)
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
(German)

Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
(Canadian)
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)
Garth NixGarth Nix
(Australian)

Gordon KormanGordon Korman
(Canadian,American)
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
(American)
Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
(Japanese)

Andre NortonAndre Norton
(American)
Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
(American)
Amin MaaloufAmin Maalouf
(Lebanese)

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
(French)
Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
(Australian)

Terry NationTerry Nation
(British)
Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
(Brazilian)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)

John NormanJohn Norman
(American)
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
(Austrian,Czech,American)
Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
(Georgian,Russian)

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
(American)
Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
(Australian)
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
(American)

Michel FaberMichel Faber
(Australian)
Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
(French)
Robert J. SawyerRobert J. Sawyer
(Canadian)

Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer
(American)
Bernard WerberBernard Werber
(French)
Jean RaspailJean Raspail
(French)

Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
(American)
Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
(Canadian,American)
Sergei LukyanenkoSergei Lukyanenko
(Russian)

Spider RobinsonSpider Robinson
(Canadian)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)
Koji SuzukiKoji Suzuki
(Japanese)