This is a list of noted science-fiction authors (in alphabetical order):

A

Catherine Asaro, around 2009
Catherine Asaro, around 2009
Isaac Asimov, before 1959
Isaac Asimov, before 1959
Margaret Atwood, 2015

B

Elizabeth Bear, 2017
Gregory Benford, 2008
Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the earliest SF writers, ca. 1654
Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the earliest SF writers, ca. 1654
John Birmingham, 2009
Ray Bradbury, 1975
Ray Bradbury, 1975
Lois McMaster Bujold, 2009
Edgar Rice Burroughs, c. 1920
Octavia Butler, 2005

C

C. J. Cherryh, 2006
Ted Chiang, 2011
Ted Chiang, 2011
Arthur C. Clarke
Storm Constantine 2016
Michael Crichton
Julie Czerneda 2012

D

Jack Dann, 2007
Jack Dann, 2007
Judy Lynn and Lester Del Rey, 1974
Judy Lynn and Lester Del Rey, 1974
Samuel R. Delany, 2011
Cory Doctorow, 2007

E

Carol Emshwiller, 1998

F

Camille Flammarion, date unknown
Camille Flammarion, date unknown
Eric Flint

G

Neil Gaiman, 2004
Neil Gaiman, 2004
Nicola Griffith, 2007
James Gunn

H

Peter F. Hamilton, 2006
Elizabeth Hand, 2007
Midshipman Robert A. Heinlein, 1929
Aldous Huxley, 1954
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, 2013

I

J

N.K. Jemisin, 2015
N.K. Jemisin, 2015
Robert Jordan, 2005

K

James Patrick Kelly, 2008
Stephen King, 2007
Stephen King, 2007
Nancy Kress (center), with author Delia Sherman (left) and editor Ellen Datlow (right)
Nancy Kress (center), with author Delia Sherman (left) and editor Ellen Datlow (right)

L

Ursula K. Le Guin, 2009
Shariann Lewitt, 2007
Jack London, 1900
Jack London, 1900
Stanisław Lem, 1966

M

A. Merritt, ca. 1920
A. Merritt, ca. 1920
China Miéville, 2006
Naomi Mitchison, 1920s
Judith Moffett, 2008
Elizabeth Moon, 2005
Richard Morgan, 2008
James Morrow, 2007
James Morrow, 2007

N

Larry Niven

O

George Orwell, 1943

P

Edgar Allan Poe, 1849
Frederik Pohl (center) with Donald A. Wollheim (left) and John Michel (right, circa 1938
Frederik Pohl (center) with Donald A. Wollheim (left) and John Michel (right, circa 1938
Jerry Pournelle, 2005
Fletcher Pratt (left) with Christopher Morley and Rex Stout, 1944

Q

R

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

S

Robert J. Sawyer, 2005
Mary Shelley, ca. 1840
Mary Shelley, ca. 1840
Cordwainer Smith (Paul Linebarger), 1953
Cordwainer Smith (Paul Linebarger), 1953
Allen Steele
Charles Stross, 2005
Somtow Sucharitkul, 2005
Michael Swanwick, 2005

T

Lavie Tidhar, 2006
Lavie Tidhar, 2006
Wilson Tucker
Harry Turtledove, 2005

U

V

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

W

Stanley G. Weinbaum
H. G. Wells, 1920
H. G. Wells, 1920
Walter Jon Williams, 2006
Connie Willis, 1998
Jack Womack at the KGB Bar, NYC, 2008
Jack Womack at the KGB Bar, NYC, 2008

Y

Charles Yu, 2011
Charles Yu, 2011

Z

Timothy Zahn, 2012
Timothy Zahn, 2012

See also


References

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

Resources

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).