Famous Science Fiction Writers - List of Famous Science Fiction Writers

Science fiction writers are considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and creative classes of writers in the modern literary world. Science fiction writing demands a great deal of creativity and imagination as it is a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting or theme. Science fiction writing uses science as a backdrop against which most of the incidents occur and therefore writers of this genre must have a clear understanding of scientific terms and their meanings. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures. It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated physical laws. Science fiction writers use different scientific themes such as time travel, superhuman abilities, an outer space universe or a story set in post-apocalyptic world. Among the most respected awards for science fiction are the Hugo Award, Nebula Award and Saturn Award. They often explore the potential consequences of scientific innovations and produce astonishing masterpieces for their readers. Read on to discover about the life and works of various famous Sci-fi writers from all over the world.

The Most Famous Science Fiction Writers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Douglas AdamsMarch 11, 1952British, AmericanDouglas Adams was an English writer best known for the science fiction series ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’
John M. FordApril 10, 1957AmericanJohn M
Isaac AsimovJanuary 2, 1920AmericanIsaac Asimov was an American professor of biochemistry and a renowned author of science fiction and popular science books
A. E. van VogtApril 26, 1912CanadianA
H. P. LovecraftAugust 20, 1890AmericanH
Aaron AllstonDecember 8, 1960AmericanAaron Allston was an American game designer, who also authored many novels of the science fiction genre, such as Star Wars
Muhammed Zafar IqbalDecember 23, 1952BangladeshiMuhammed Zafar Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi writer, who deals in the genre of science fiction and children’s literature
William GoldingSeptember 19, 1911BritishFamous for his epic novel ‘Lord of the Flies’, Sir William Golding was an English poet, novelist, playwright and a winner of Nobel Prize and Booker Prize
George R. R. MartinSeptember 20, 1948AmericanGeorge R
Jules VerneFebruary 8, 1828FrenchJules Verne was an acclaimed French novelist, best known for adventure novels
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science fiction writer, inventor and futurist who had also served in the Royal Air Force during the World War II

BritishDecember 16, 1917115 views

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a popular Bangladeshi writer, who deals in the genre of science fiction and children’s literature

Hans Christian Andersen

The famous Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen was best known for his fairy tales, ‘The Snow Queen and ‘The Little Mermaid’ etc

DanishApril 2, 1805108 views

Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A Heinlein was a popular American science fiction writer

AmericanJuly 7, 190784 views

Octavia Butler

Octavia butler was an acclaimed American science-fiction writer

AmericanJune 22, 1947117 views

Aaron Allston

Aaron Allston was an American game designer, who also authored many novels of the science fiction genre, such as Star Wars

William Golding

Famous for his epic novel ‘Lord of the Flies’, Sir William Golding was an English poet, novelist, playwright and a winner of Nobel Prize and Booker Prize

BritishSeptember 19, 1911138 views