List Photo: Freebase/Public domain

POPULAR List of Famous Science-fiction Writers

6.7k views 64 items Embed
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
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

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

More About

Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)

Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

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

Credits: Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, Gandahar Nightfall

Also Ranked

#44 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#49 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#41 on The Best Novelists of All Time

see more on Isaac Asimov
Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.0

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

More About

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

Also Ranked

#3 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

see more on Arthur C. Clarke
J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

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

More About

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

see more on J. Michael Straczynski
Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY

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

More About

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America

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

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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

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

#22 on The Best At What They Do

see more on Neal Stephenson
Forrest J Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY

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

More About

Age: Died at 92 (1916-2008)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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

see more on Forrest J Ackerman
John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo:  uploaded by Reference

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

More About

Age: 50

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist Writer, + more

Credits: 12 Years a Slave, Three Kings, Bobby, Red Tails Undercover Brother, + more

Also Ranked

#6 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

see more on John Ridley
Charles Stross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

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 ...more

More About

Age: 52

Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom

Profession: Programmer, Pharmacist, Novelist, Author Writer

see more on Charles Stross
Alastair Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

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. ...more

More About

Age: 51

Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Science-fiction writer, Writer, Astronomer

Also Ranked

#52 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

see more on Alastair Reynolds