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List of famous male science-fiction writers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male science-fiction writers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being science-fiction writers. There are thousand of males working as science-fiction writers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic science-fiction writers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a science-fiction writer then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Sean McMullen and R. DeWitt Miller.

While this isn't a list of all male science-fiction writers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male science-fiction writers?" and "Who are the best male science-fiction writers?"
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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

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

#37 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#72 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#41 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: Died at 91 (1917-2008)

Birthplace: Minehead, Eurasia, West Somerset, South West England, United Kingdom, + more

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 Famous Male 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

Age: 62

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 Famous Male 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

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America

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

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#25 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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

#22 on The Best At What They Do

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