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

Ted Chiang Ted Chiang
American

Junot Díaz Junot Díaz
Dominican, American

James GunnJames Gunn
American
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
British
James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian

Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
American
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
British

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
American
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Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French
Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
American

Clive BarkerClive Barker
British

Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American
Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American

Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray
British
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French

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

Will SelfWill Self
British

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French
Iain BanksIain Banks
British

Joe AbercrombieJoe Abercrombie
British

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish

Michael MoorcockMichael Moorcock
British

Richard K. MorganRichard K. Morgan
British
Andy WeirAndy Weir
American

Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American

Martin AmisMartin Amis
British
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American
Marion Zimmer BradleyMarion Zimmer Bradley
American

Alexander BogdanovAlexander Bogdanov
Russian

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American
P. D. JamesP. D. James
British

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

John ScalziJohn Scalzi
American
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American

Frederik PohlFrederik Pohl
American
Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
American

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American
Pierce BrownPierce Brown
American

James RollinsJames Rollins
American
Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American
Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
American

Ira LevinIra Levin
American

Diana Wynne JonesDiana Wynne Jones
British

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Larry NivenLarry Niven
American
Neal ShustermanNeal Shusterman
American

V. E. SchwabV. E. Schwab
American
Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
American

Peter F. HamiltonPeter F. Hamilton
British

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian
Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
British

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
British
Len DeightonLen Deighton
British

Nnedi OkoraforNnedi Okorafor
American

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian
Charles StrossCharles Stross
British

Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
American
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
Canadian