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

More From Science Fiction Writers

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

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
British
L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
British
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British
James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American
Clive BarkerClive Barker
British
Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
British
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American
Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American
Iain BanksIain Banks
British

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
Chinese, British
Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American
Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
British

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American
Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Richard PowersRichard Powers
American
Will SelfWill Self
British

Martin AmisMartin Amis
British
P. D. JamesP. D. James
British
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
American
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British
Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American

Ira LevinIra Levin
American
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American

Richard AdamsRichard Adams
British
Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
American
Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
Japanese
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
American

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
American
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
Canadian

Bernard WerberBernard Werber
French
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
German
Garth NixGarth Nix
Australian
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
American

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
American
Gordon KormanGordon Korman
Canadian, American
Amin MaaloufAmin Maalouf
Lebanese

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
British
Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
Australian
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
Australian
Andre NortonAndre Norton
American
Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
French

Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American
Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
French
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
Austrian, Czech, American
Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
American

John NormanJohn Norman
American
Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
Georgian, Russian
Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
Brazilian

Terry NationTerry Nation
British
Michel FaberMichel Faber
Australian
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American
Edward Everett HaleEdward Everett Hale
American

Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
American
Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
Canadian, American
Robert J. SawyerRobert J. Sawyer
Canadian

Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer
American
Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
Austrian, American
John BirminghamJohn Birmingham
British
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
American