List of Famous Science-fiction Writers People

List of Famous Science-fiction Writers

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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)
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    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 published ...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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    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 most ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1917-2008)
    • Birthplace: Minehead
    • Profession: Novelist, Inventor, Author, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, The Colours of Infinity, Childhood's End
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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 journalist, ...more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America
    • 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: 56
    • Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Author, Writer, Game designer
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    Forrest J Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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    Forrest J Ackerman was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. He was, for over seven decades, one of science fiction's staunchest spokesmen and promoters. Ackerman was a Los Angeles, California-based magazine editor, science fiction writer and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1916-2008)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Literary agent, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Science-fiction writer, + more
    • Credits: Return of the Living Dead Part II, King Kong, Innocent Blood, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Aftermath, + more
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    John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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    John Ridley IV. is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, television showrunner and writer best known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award in 2013 for Best Adapted Screenplay. more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Writer, + more
    • Credits: 12 Years a Slave, Three Kings, Bobby, Red Tails, Undercover Brother, + more
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    Charles David George "Charlie" Stross is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Stross specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams, Neal Asher and Richard Morgan. Between 1994 and 2004, he was ...more

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    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: West Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Leeds, England, + more
    • Profession: Programmer, Pharmacist, Novelist, Author, Writer
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    Alastair Preston Reynolds is a British science fiction author. He specialises in dark hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle, where he read physics and astronomy. Afterwards, he earned a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In ...more

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    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Writer, Astronomer
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