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
L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard
American

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer
American

Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson
American
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
British

Nora RobertsNora Roberts
American
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
American

Alejandro JodorowskyAlejandro Jodorowsky
Chilean, French

Frank HerbertFrank Herbert
American
Clive BarkerClive Barker
British
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Mark GatissMark Gatiss
British
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
American

James DoohanJames Doohan
Canadian

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
British

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
American

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
American

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

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
British

Richard K. MorganRichard K. Morgan
British
Christopher PaoliniChristopher Paolini
American

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat
British
Ann DruyanAnn Druyan
American

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
French

Jean GiraudJean Giraud
French
Iain BanksIain Banks
British

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
Scottish
Russell T DaviesRussell T Davies
British

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Andy WeirAndy Weir
American

Michael MoorcockMichael Moorcock
British

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
Italian, American
Jim ButcherJim Butcher
American

Diana Wynne JonesDiana Wynne Jones
British

J. Michael StraczynskiJ. Michael Straczynski
American

Joe AbercrombieJoe Abercrombie
British
Marion Zimmer BradleyMarion Zimmer Bradley
American
John ScalziJohn Scalzi
American

Martin AmisMartin Amis
British

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
American

Will SelfWill Self
British
James RollinsJames Rollins
American

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
American
Richard PowersRichard Powers
American

Kim Stanley RobinsonKim Stanley Robinson
American

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
American
Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
American

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American
Nevil ShuteNevil Shute
British

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
British

Pierce BrownPierce Brown
American
Ira LevinIra Levin
American

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
British
Yasutaka TsutsuiYasutaka Tsutsui
Japanese

Len DeightonLen Deighton
British

Larry NivenLarry Niven
American

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
Scottish
Alexander BogdanovAlexander Bogdanov
Russian

Brian K. VaughanBrian K. Vaughan
American

Jeanette WintersonJeanette Winterson
British

V. E. SchwabV. E. Schwab
American

Gene WolfeGene Wolfe
American
Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italian

James DashnerJames Dashner
American
Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
American

Michael EndeMichael Ende
German

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
Australian
Alan Dean FosterAlan Dean Foster
American

Richard AdamsRichard Adams
British
Peter F. HamiltonPeter F. Hamilton
British

Piers AnthonyPiers Anthony
British, American
Fritz LeiberFritz Leiber
American

Jack VanceJack Vance
American

Annie DillardAnnie Dillard
American
Nnedi OkoraforNnedi Okorafor
American

T. H. WhiteT. H. White
British
Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
German