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List of famous science-fiction writers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top science-fiction writers in the world? This includes the most prominent science-fiction writers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable science-fiction writers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic science-fiction writers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned science-fiction writers.

List features people like Arthur C. Clarke, J. Michael Straczynski and more!

From reputable, prominent, and well known science-fiction writers to the lesser known science-fiction writers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the science-fiction writer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous science-fiction writers ever?" and "What are the names of famous science-fiction writers?" then you're in the right place. (64 items)
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)

Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist, + more

Credits: Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, Gandahar, Nightfall

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#40 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#81 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#48 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1917-2008)

Birthplace: Minehead, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Inventor, Author, Actor, Writer, + more

Credits: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, The Colours of Infinity, Childhood's End

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#3 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, radio dramas and other media. Straczynski is a playwright, former ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Profession: Journalist, Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Thor, World War Z, Underworld: Awakening, Babylon 5, Changeling, + more

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Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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Neal Town Stephenson is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and "postcyberpunk". Other labels, such as "baroque", have been used. Stephenson's work ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Author, Writer, Game designer

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#24 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#82 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#60 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#22 on The Best At What They Do

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