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

James GunnJames Gunn
American
L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
British
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Clive BarkerClive Barker
British
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French

Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
British

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish

Iain BanksIain Banks
British

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French
Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American
J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
Chinese, British

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Martin AmisMartin Amis
British

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
British
Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

Andy WeirAndy Weir
American

P. D. JamesP. D. James
British
Will SelfWill Self
British

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American

Ira LevinIra Levin
American
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
American

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American
Richard AdamsRichard Adams
British

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
American
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
American

Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
Japanese

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
American

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian
Kōbō AbeKōbō Abe
Japanese

Bernard WerberBernard Werber
French

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
German
Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
Canadian

Garth NixGarth Nix
Australian
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
American

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
American

Gordon KormanGordon Korman
Canadian, American
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American
Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
British

Andre NortonAndre Norton
American

Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
Australian

Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American
Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
Australian

Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
French

Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
French

Amin MaaloufAmin Maalouf
Lebanese

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
Austrian, Czech, American
Dorion SaganDorion Sagan
American

John NormanJohn Norman
American
Terry NationTerry Nation
British

Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
Georgian, Russian
Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
Brazilian
David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
American