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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)

Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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, ...more

Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

Forrest J Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

John Ridley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

Charles Stross is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

Alastair Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
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 ...more

Leigh Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Leigh Kennedy is an American science fiction writer who has lived in the United Kingdom since 1985. Kennedy's story "Her Furry Face" was a nominee for the Nebula Award for Best Short

Robert J. Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Robert James Sawyer is a Canadian science fiction writer. He has had 21 novels published, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, On Spec, Nature, ...more

John Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
John Grant 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 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 is an American writer of historical fiction, historical fantasy, children's literature, science fiction, and contemporary science-based novels, who currently lives in ...more

Jenő Rejtő is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Jenő Rejtő was a Hungarian journalist, pulp fiction writer and playwright who died as a forced labourer during World War II. He was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, on March 29, 1905, and died ...more

Thomas Easton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Thomas A. Easton is a professor at Thomas College of Maine, a well-known science fiction critic, and author. Easton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colby College and a doctorate in ...more

Kathleen Ann Goonan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Kathleen Ann Goonan 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 Notable Book of the ...more

Fiona Kelleghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Fiona Kelleghan is an American academic and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She was a metadata librarian and a cataloguer at the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter ...more

Edward Llewellyn-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Edward Llewellyn-Thomas was an English scientist, university professor and, writing as Edward Llewellyn, a science fiction author. Llewellyn-Thomas published sixty scientific articles on ...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 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 Anderson ...more

Paul Davids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Paul Davids is a writer of films and novels, especially about science fiction. Often collaborating with his wife, Hollace, Davids has written and directed several films. He also written episodes ...more

Jesse F Bone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Jesse F Bone was a writer.

Maxim Jakubowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Maxim Jakubowski Maxim Jakubowski is a crime, erotic, science fiction and rock music writer and critic. Jakubowski was born in 1944 in England to Russian-British and Polish parents, but raised in France. ...more

Andreas Eschbach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Andreas Eschbach Andreas Eschbach 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) 25 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Vera Nazarian is an Armenian-Russian American writer of fantasy, science fiction and other "wonder fiction" including Mythpunk, an artist, and the publisher of Norilana Books. She is ...more

Cheryl Gray is listed (or ranked) 26 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

Paul Erickson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Paul Erickson was a Welsh screenwriter, most active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lucy A. Snyder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Lucy A. Snyder is an American science fiction, fantasy, humor, horror, and nonfiction writer.

Haruka Takachiho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Haruka Takachiho is a Japanese science fiction author and founder of Studio Nue. Takachiho is best known as the creator of Crusher Joe, Dirty Pair and Dirty Pair Flash. Helen McCarthy in 500 ...more

Victoria Strauss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Victoria Strauss is the author of nine fantasy novels for adults and young adults, including the Stone duology and the Way of Arata duology. She has written hundreds of book reviews for ...more

Geoffrey Hoyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Geoffrey Hoyle is an English science fiction writer, best known for the works which he co-authored with his father, the astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle. About half of Fred Hoyle's science fiction ...more

Linda Grant De Pauw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Linda Grant De Pauw is science fiction writer and a former professor of history at the George Washington University.

Lisanne Norman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Lisanne Norman is a science fiction author. She is best known as the author of The Sholan Alliance series. She was trained as a teacher.

Lyuben Dilov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Lyuben Dilov, also known as Luben Dilov and Ljuben Dilov was a Bulgarian science-fiction writer. He graduated from Sofia University, specializing Bulgarian language and literature. He started ...more

J. T. McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
J. T. McIntosh J. T. McIntosh was a pseudonym used by Scottish writer and journalist James Murdoch MacGregor.

Dorothy J. Heydt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Dorothy J. Heydt Dorothy J. Heydt is a United States author of science fiction and fantasy. She lives on the U.S. West Coast and is an active participant in the Usenet newsgroups rec.arts.sf.written and ...more

Laurent Genefort is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Laurent Genefort Laurent Genefort is a French science fiction writer. He was born in 1968. Considered one of the great writers of Space Opera, he wrote more than 30 novels and was quickly noticed for his ability ...more

Francis Leslie Ashton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Francis Leslie Ashton Francis Leslie Ashton was a British writer known for his first novel Breaking of the Seals in 1946 and a kind of sequel Alas, That Great City from 1948. The two novels concern disasters ...more

Paul Cook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Paul Cook Paul Cook is a science fiction writer, classical music critic, and a Principal Lecturer in the English Department at Arizona State University.

Jarosław Grzędowicz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Jarosław Grzędowicz is a Polish science-fiction and fantasy writer. His first published piece was a short story in 1982. He was one of the founders of Fenix magazine in 1990 and its chief editor ...more

Brian Earnshaw is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Brian Earnshaw Brian Earnshaw is a British author, known for his Dragonfall 5 series, illustrated by Simon Stern. Earnshaw was born in Wrexham, Wales, and attended St John's College, Cambridge, where he ...more

Kenneth Eng is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Kenneth Eng

Miroslav Žamboch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Miroslav Žamboch Miroslav Žamboch is a Czech physicist and author known for writing novels and short stories in the science fiction and fantasy genres. A native of the Moravian town of Hranice, Miroslav Žamboch ...more

Taku Mayumura is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Taku Mayumura Taku Mayumura is a Japanese science fiction writer who won the Seiun Award for Novel twice. In 2004 his Shiseikan, written in 1974, was translated into English. Mayumura is also a Juvenile ...more

Konrad Fiałkowski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Konrad R. Fiałkowski is a Polish engineer, information technology scientist and science fiction writer. Born in Lublin, Fiałkowski held the titles of Professor at American Rensselaer Polytechnic ...more

Lan Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Lan Wright Lionel Percy Wright, known professionally as Lan Wright was a British science fiction writer. All of his fiction has been published under the pen name "Lan Wright". His first story was ...more

Richard Bowker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Richard Bowker Richard Bowker is a writer of crime and science fiction novels and short stories.

Thom Keyes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Thom Keyes Thom Keyes, was a writer, of science fiction and screenplays. He is mainly remembered as the writer of the Space: 1999 episode "The Taybor". He was born in the US, but raised in ...more

Homer Eon Flint is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Homer Eon Flint Homer Eon Flint was a writer of pulp science fiction novels and stories. He began working as a scenarist for silent films in 1912. In 1918 he published "The Planeteer" in All-Story ...more

Michael Ely is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Science-fiction Writers
Michael Ely Michael Ely is the writer of the trilogy of books surrounding the events in the computer game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. Centauri Dawn - ISBN 0-671-04077-4 Dragon Sun - ISBN 0-671-04078-2 ...more