List of science fiction authors

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Some notable science fiction authors (in alphabetical order):

A[edit]

Catherine Asaro
Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, and Isaac Asimov, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1944.
Margaret Atwood, 2015

B[edit]

Gregory Benford, 2008
Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the earliest SF writers
John Birmingham, 2009
Ray Bradbury, 1975
Lois McMaster Bujold, 2009
Edgar Rice Burroughs, c. 1920
Octavia Butler, 2005

C[edit]

Ted Chiang, 2011
Arthur C. Clarke
Michael Crichton
Judy Lynn and Lester Del Rey, 1974

D[edit]

Jack Dann, 2007
Cory Doctorow, 2007
Samuel R. Delany, 2011

E[edit]

Carol Emshwiller, 1998

F[edit]

Camille Flammarion, date unknown
Eric Flint

G[edit]

Neil Gaiman, 2004
Nicola Griffith, 2007
James Gunn

H[edit]

Peter F. Hamilton, 2006
Elizabeth Hand, 2007
Midshipman Robert A. Heinlein, 1929
Ludvig Holberg, 1747
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, 2013

I[edit]

J[edit]

James Patrick Kelly, 2008

K[edit]

Stephen King, 2007
Nancy Kress (center), with author Delia Sherman (left) and editor Ellen Datlow (right)

L[edit]

Shariann Lewitt, 2007
Jack London, 1900
Stanisław Lem, 1966

M[edit]

A. Merritt, ca. 1920
China Miéville, 2006
Naomi Mitchison, 1920s
Elizabeth Moon, 2005
James Morrow, 2007

N[edit]

Larry Niven

O[edit]

George Orwell, 1943

P[edit]

Edgar Allan Poe, 1849
Jerry Pournelle, 2005

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Mike Resnick
Adam Roberts, 2008
Kim Stanley Robinson, 2005
Rudy Rucker, 2006

S[edit]

Robert J. Sawyer, 2005
Cordwainer Smith (Paul Linebarger), 1953
Allen Steele
Charles Stross, 2005
Somtow Sucharitkul, 2005
Michael Swanwick, 2005

T[edit]

Lavie Tidhar, 2006
Wilson Tucker
Harry Turtledove, 2005

U[edit]

V[edit]

Jack Vance at the helm of his boat, early 1980s

W[edit]

Stanley G. Weinbaum
H. G. Wells, 1920
Walter Jon Williams, 2006
Jack Womack at the KGB Bar, NYC, 2008

Y[edit]

Charles Yu, 2011

Z[edit]

Timothy Zahn, 2012

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Individually, their names are Аркадий Стругацкий and Борис Стругацкий.

Resources[edit]

A useful book for looking up authors is A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction, by Baird Searles, Martin Last, Beth Meacham, and Michael Franklin (1979). It also tells you whom else you might like if you like one author.

Other invaluable works include The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls (2nd. Ed. 1991), The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by George Mann (1999) (ISBN 0-7867-0887-5 or ISBN 1-84119-177-9), and Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers, edited by Curtis C. Smith (1981) (ISBN 0-312-82420-3).

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