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

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

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
British

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
British

Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
American
Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

Clive BarkerClive Barker
British
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
American

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American

James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
British

Will SelfWill Self
British

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American
Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American

Iain BanksIain Banks
British

J. G. BallardJ. G. Ballard
Chinese, British
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish

Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French
Michael MoorcockMichael Moorcock
British

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British
Martin AmisMartin Amis
British

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh
British
Andy WeirAndy Weir
American

Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

P. D. JamesP. D. James
British

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish
John ScalziJohn Scalzi
American

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

Ira LevinIra Levin
American
Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
Indian

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
American
Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
American

Chris Van AllsburgChris Van Allsburg
American
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
Canadian, American

Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American
Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian

Russell KirkRussell Kirk
American
Kōbō AbeKōbō Abe
Japanese

Richard AdamsRichard Adams
British

Poul AndersonPoul Anderson
American

Douglas CouplandDouglas Coupland
Canadian
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
American
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
German

Bernard WerberBernard Werber
French

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
American

Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
Japanese
Garth NixGarth Nix
Australian

Robert ConquestRobert Conquest
British

Andre NortonAndre Norton
American

G. Willow WilsonG. Willow Wilson
American

Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
Australian
Gerry ConwayGerry Conway
American

Pierre BoullePierre Boulle
French
Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
French

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
Austrian, Czech, American
John NormanJohn Norman
American
Gardner FoxGardner Fox
American