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

James DoohanJames Doohan
(Canadian)
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
(American)
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
(French)

Clive BarkerClive Barker
(British)
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
(British)
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
(American)

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
(American)
Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
(Scottish)
Richard AdamsRichard Adams
(British)

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
(American)
Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
(British)
Iain BanksIain Banks
(British)

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
(Chinese,British)
Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
(British)
Jean GiraudJean Giraud
(French)

P. D. JamesP. D. James
(British)
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
(American)
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
(American)

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
(Italian,American)
Martin AmisMartin Amis
(British)
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
(British)

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Warren EllisWarren Ellis
(British)
Will SelfWill Self
(British)
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(American)

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
(American)
Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
(American)
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
(Scottish)

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
(Indian)
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
(British)
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
(British)

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
(American)
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
(American)
Ira LevinIra Levin
(American)

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
(Italian)
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
(American)
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
(American)

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
(American)
Richard PowersRichard Powers
(American)
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
(Australian)

Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
(American)
Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
(French)
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
(German)

Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
(Canadian)
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
(American)
Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Canadian,American)

Garth NixGarth Nix
(Australian)
Gordon KormanGordon Korman
(Canadian,American)
Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
(Japanese)

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
(British)
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
(American)
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
(American)

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
(American)
Andre NortonAndre Norton
(American)
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
(Austrian,Czech,American)

Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
(American)
Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
(Australian)
Amin MaaloufAmin Maalouf
(Lebanese)

Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
(Georgian,Russian)
John NormanJohn Norman
(American)
Bernard WerberBernard Werber
(French)

Terry NationTerry Nation
(British)
Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
(Brazilian)
Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
(French)

Michel FaberMichel Faber
(Australian)
Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
(Australian)
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
(American)

Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer
(American)
Simon NewcombSimon Newcomb
(Canadian,American)
Elizabeth MoonElizabeth Moon
(American)

Robert J. SawyerRobert J. Sawyer
(Canadian)
Carl DjerassiCarl Djerassi
(Austrian,American)
Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray
(British)

Koji SuzukiKoji Suzuki
(Japanese)
Edward Everett HaleEdward Everett Hale
(American)
Loren EiseleyLoren Eiseley
(American)