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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. (63 items)
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Isaac Asimov (; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He ...more

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J. Michael Straczynski ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Joseph Michael Straczynski (; born July 17, 1954) is an American television and film screenwriter, producer, director, and comic book writer. He is the founder of Studio JMS, and is best known ...more

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Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, ...more

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Forrest J Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Forrest James Ackerman (November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008) was an American magazine editor, science fiction writer and literary agent, a founder of science fiction fandom, a leading expert on ...more
John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
John Ridley IV (born October 1965) is an American screenwriter, television director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted ...more

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Charles Stross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror, and fantasy. Stross specialises in hard science fiction and ...more
Alastair Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Alastair Preston Reynolds (born 13 March 1966) is a British science fiction author. He specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to ...more

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Leigh Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Leigh Kennedy (born June 4, 1951 in Denver, Colorado) is an American science fiction writer who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1985. Kennedy's story "Her Furry Face" was a ...more
Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 23 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing ...more
John Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
John Grant (born 22 November 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.
Sean McMullen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Sean Christopher McMullen (born midnight 21 December 1948 in Sale, Victoria) is an award-winning Australian science fiction and fantasy author.
Gillian Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Gillian Marucha Bradshaw (born May 14, 1956) is an American writer of historical fiction, historical fantasy, children's literature, science fiction, and contemporary science-based novels, who ...more
Jenő Rejtő is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Jenő Rejtő (born Jenő Reich 1905, died 1943; pseudonyms: P. Howard, Gibson Lavery) was a Hungarian journalist, pulp fiction writer and playwright who died as a forced labourer during World War ...more
Thomas Easton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Thomas A. Easton (born 17 July 1944) is a teacher and well-known science fiction critic and author. He retired as a professor from Thomas College of Maine in 2014 and now teaches part-time at ...more
Kathleen Ann Goonan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Kathleen Ann Goonan (born 14 May 1952) is an American science fiction writer. Several of her books have been nominated for the Nebula Award. Her debut novel Queen City Jazz was a New York Times ...more

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Fiona Kelleghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Fiona Kelleghan (born 21 April 1965 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American academic and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She was a metadata librarian and a cataloguer at ...more
Edward Llewellyn-Thomas ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Edward Llewellyn-Thomas (15 December 1917 – 5 July 1984) was an English scientist, university professor and, writing as Edward Llewellyn, a science fiction author. Llewellyn-Thomas published ...more
Anthony Ha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Edward Page Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Edward Page Mitchell (1852–1927) was an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun, a daily newspaper in New York City. He became that newspaper's editor in 1897, succeeding Charles ...more
Paul Davids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Paul Davids is an American independent filmmaker and writer, especially in the area of science fiction. Often collaborating with his wife Hollace, Davids has written and directed several films. ...more
Jesse F Bone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Jesse F Bone was a writer.
Andreas Eschbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Andreas Eschbach
Andreas Eschbach (born 15 September 1959, in Ulm) is a German writer, primarily of science fiction. His stories that are not clearly in the SF genre usually feature elements of the fantastic.
Vera Nazarian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Vera Nazarian (born 1966 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is an Armenian-Russian (by ethnicity) American writer of fantasy, science fiction and other "wonder fiction" including Mythpunk, an ...more
Cheryl Gray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Cheryl Gray has a background in advertising and technical writing with a master’s certification in project management. The paranormal figure heavily in her writing as her passion is ...more