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List of science fiction authors

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Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate or did not work in that genre. There is also a considerable overlap with the List of fantasy authors, since many authors are equally comfortable with both genres, and since some works deliberately combine the two or blur the distinction. Most science-fiction authors write as novelists or short-story writers, and in the 21st century, often as playwrights or screen writers.

Some notable science-fiction authors by date of birth are (in alphabetical order):

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

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Gregory Benford, 2008
 
Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the earliest SF writers
 
John Birmingham, 2009
 
Ray Bradbury, 1975
 
Lois McMaster Bujold, 2009
 
Bookplate of Edgar Rice Burroughs showing Tarzan holding the planet Mars while surrounded by other characters from Burroughs' stories, c. 1918
 
Octavia Butler, 2005

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

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

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Carol Emshwiller, 1998

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"Telefonoscope" from Camille Flammarion, La Fin du Monde, 1894
 
Eric Flint

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Neil Gaiman, 2004
 
Nicola Griffith, 2007
 
James Gunn

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

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James Patrick Kelly, 2008

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

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

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

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Larry Niven

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George Orwell, 1943

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Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart", illustration by Harry Clarke
 
Jerry Pournelle, 2005
 
Mike Resnick

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

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

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Lavie Tidhar, 2006
 
Wilson Tucker
 
Harry Turtledove, 2005

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

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Stanley G. Weinbaum
 
H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, 1906 edition
 
Walter Jon Williams, 2006
 
Jack Womack at the KGB Bar, NYC, 2008

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Charles Yu, 2011

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Timothy Zahn, 2012

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

ResourcesEdit

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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