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.

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

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
British

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
British

Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
American
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

Clive BarkerClive Barker
British
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
American
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Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American
Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French

Will SelfWill Self
British

James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American
Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American

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

Iain BanksIain Banks
British

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish
Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French

Joe AbercrombieJoe Abercrombie
British
Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
British

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American

Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American
Michael MoorcockMichael Moorcock
British

Martin AmisMartin Amis
British
Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

Alexander BogdanovAlexander Bogdanov
Russian

Pierce BrownPierce Brown
American

Andy WeirAndy Weir
American
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

P. D. JamesP. D. James
British
Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray
British
John ScalziJohn Scalzi
American

Marion Zimmer BradleyMarion Zimmer Bradley
American

James RollinsJames Rollins
American
Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American

Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American

Charles StrossCharles Stross
British
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
American

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish

Ira LevinIra Levin
American

Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
American
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British
Philip ReevePhilip Reeve
British

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Larry NivenLarry Niven
American

Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
American
Diana Wynne JonesDiana Wynne Jones
British

Kōbō AbeKōbō Abe
Japanese

V. E. SchwabV. E. Schwab
American

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian

Peter F. HamiltonPeter F. Hamilton
British
Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
British
Russell KirkRussell Kirk
American

T. H. WhiteT. H. White
British
Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
American
Richard K. MorganRichard K. Morgan
British