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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 published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)

Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

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#72 on The Best Writers of All Time

#45 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#1 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#46 on The Best Short Story Writers 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 most influential films of all time. His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, along with a large readership, making him into one of the towering figures of the field. For many years he, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction. Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 91 (1917-2008)

Birthplace: Minehead, United Kingdom

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#4 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 journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunner for the science fiction television series Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, as well as Jeremiah, a series loosely based on Hermann Huppen's comics. Straczynski wrote 92 out of the 110 Babylon 5 episodes, notably including an unbroken 59-episode run through the third and fourth seasons, and all but one episode ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America

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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 explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company developing a manned sub-orbital launch system, and is also a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America

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#28 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

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

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

#22 on The Best At What They Do

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