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List of science fiction authors

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 in any case some works deliberately combine the two or blur the distinction.

Some notable science fiction authors are (in alphabetical order):

A

Dafydd ab Hugh, (born 1960)
Edwin Abbott, (1838-1926), (Flatland)
Humayun Ahmed, (born 1948)
Kōbō Abe, (1924-1993)
Robert Abernathy, (1924-1990)
Forrest J. Ackerman, (born 1916)
Douglas Adams, (1952-2001)
Robert Adams, (1932-1990)
Jerry Ahern, (born 1946)
Jim Aikin, (born 1948)
Alan Burt Akers (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer)
Brian Aldiss, (born 1925)
David M. Alexander, (born 1945)
Lloyd Alexander, (born 1924)
Roger MacBride Allen, (born 1943)
Hans Joachim Alpers, (born 1957)
Steve Alten, (born 1959)
Genrich Altov, (1926-1998)
Genrich Altshuller, (1926-1998)
Kingsley Amis, (1922-1995)
Colin Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson, (born 1962)
Poul Anderson, (1926-2001)
Christopher Andrews, (born 1970)
Patricia Anthony, (born 1947)
Piers Anthony, (born 1934)
Christopher Anvil, (born 1922) (pseudonym of Harry C. Crosby)
K. A. Applegate, (born 1956)
E.L. Arch (1922-1988) (pseudonym of Rachel Cosgrove Payes)
Eleanor Arnason, (born 1942)
Robert Arthur, (1909-1969)
Catherine Asaro, (born 1955)
Neal Asher, (born 1961)
Francis Leslie Ashton (born 1904)
Isaac Asimov, (1920-1992)
Janet Asimov, (born 1926)
Nancy Asire, (born 1945)
Robert Asprin, (born 1946)
A. A. Attanasio, (born 1951)
Margaret Atwood, (born 1939)
Ayerdhal, (born 1959)

B

Hilary Bailey, (born 1936)
Kage Baker, (born 1952)
Scott Baker, (born 1947)
J. G. Ballard, (born 1930)
Gertrude Barrows Bennett (Francis Stevens, 1883 to 1948)
Iain M. Banks, (born 1954)
Raymond E. Banks, (1918-1996), no WP entry yet.
Marek Baraniecki, (born 1954)
Miquel Barceló, (born 1948)
René Barjavel, (1911-1985)
Arthur K. Barnes, (1911-1969)
John Barnes, (born 1957)
Steven Barnes, (born 1952)
William Barnwell, (born 1943)
João Barreiros, (born 1952)
William Barton (writer), (born 1950)
T. J. Bass, (born 1932) (pseudonym of Thomas J. Bassler)
Harry Bates, (1900-1981)
L. Frank Baum, (1856-1919)
Stephen Baxter, (born 1957)
Barrington J. Bayley, (born 1937)
Elizabeth Bear, (born 1971)
Greg Bear, (born 1951)
Jerome Beatty Jr, (1918 – 2002)
Charles Beaumont, (1929-1967)
Alexander Beliaev, (1884-1942)
Edward Bellamy, (1850-1898)
Don Bendell, (born 1947) (pseudonym of Ron Stillman)
Gregory Benford, (born 1941)
J. D. Beresford, (1873 – 1947)
Jack Bertin, (pseudonym of Peter B. Germano)
Alfred Bester, (1913-1987)
Bruce Bethke
Ambrose Bierce, (1842-1914?)
Lloyd Biggle, Jr., (1923-2002)
Eando Binder, (joint pseudonym of Earl (1904-1966) and Otto (1911-1974) Binder)
Michael Bishop (author), (born 1945)
Terry Bisson, (born 1942)
Jerome Bixby, (1923-1998)
Malorie Blackman, (born 1962)
Jayme Lynn Blaschke, (born 1969)
Robert M. Blevins, (born 1954) No WP entry yet
James Blish, (1921-1975)
Robert Bloch, (1917-1994)
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, (born 1954)
Nelson S. Bond, (1908-2006)
Pierre Bordage, (born 1955)
Anthony Boucher, (1911-1968) (pseudonym of William A.P. White)
Mark Bourne (born 1961), no Wikipedia entry yet
Ben Bova, (born 1932)
Leigh Brackett, (1915-1978)
Ray Bradbury, (born 1920)
Marion Zimmer Bradley, (1930-1999)
Gillian Bradshaw, (born 1956) (also writes historical fiction and fantasy novels)
Reginald Bretnor, (1911-1992)
David Brin, (born 1950)
Damien Broderick, (born 1944)
Kristi Brooks, (born 1980)
Terry Brooks, (born 1944)
Eric Brown, (born 1960)
Fredric Brown, (1906-1972)
Rosel George Brown, (1926-1967)
Simon Brown
John Brunner, (1934-1995)
Steven Brust, (born 1955)
Edward Bryant, (born 1945)
Valery Bryusov, (1873-1924)
Tobias S. Buckell, (born 1979)
Algis Budrys, (born 1931)
Lois McMaster Bujold, (born 1949)
Mikhail Bulgakov, (1891-1940)
Kenneth Bulmer, (1921-2005)
Kir Bulychev, (1934-2003)
Chris Bunch, (1943-2005)
David R. Bunch, (1925-2000)
Anthony Burgess, (1917-1993)
Edgar Rice Burroughs, (1875-1950)
Michael A. Burstein, (born 1970)
F. M. Busby, (1921-2005)
Jim Butcher, (born 1971)
Octavia E. Butler, (1947-2006)

C

Pat Cadigan, (born 1953)
Jack Cady, (1932-2004)
Martin Caidin, (1927-1997)
John W. Campbell Jr., (1910-1971) (also known as Don A. Stuart)
Karel Čapek, (1890-1938)
Orson Scott Card, (born 1951)
Terry Carr, (1937-1987)
Lin Carter, (1930-1988)
Paul A. Carter, (born 1926). No WP entry yet.
Cleve Cartmill, (1908-1964)
Jeffrey Carver, (born 1949)
Jay Caselberg
Jack L. Chalker, (1944-2005)
A. Bertram Chandler, (1912-1984)
Suzy McKee Charnas, (born 1939)
Daína Chaviano, Cuban-American SF author
Richard Chwedyk, (born 1955)
C. J. Cherryh, (born 1942)
Ted Chiang, (born 1967)
Charles Chilton, (born 1917)
John Christopher, (born 1922) (pseudonym of Samuel Youd)
Massimo Citi (born 1955)
Charles Heber Clark, (1841-1915) (pseudonyms, Max Adeler, John Quill) Science Fiction Studies article
Arthur C. Clarke, (1917-2008)
Jo Clayton, (1939-1998)
Hal Clement, (1922-2003) (pseudonym of Harry Clement Stubbs)
John Cleve, (pseudonym of Andrew J. Offutt)
Mark Clifton, (1906-1963)
Brenda Clough, (born 1955)
John Clute
Stephen Euin Cobb, (born 1955)
Stanton A. Coblentz, (1896-1982)
Theodore Cogswell, (1918-1987)
David G. Compton, (born 1930)
Michael Coney, (1932-2005)
Groff Conklin, (1904-1968)
Storm Constantine
Glen Cook, (born 1944)
Hugh Cook, (born 1956)
Paul Cook (sf author, classical music critic), (born 1950)
Edmund Cooper, (1926-1982)
Richard Cowper, (1926-2002), (pseudonym John Middleton Murry, Jr. used when writing science fiction)
Erle Cox, (1873-1950)
John G. Cramer (born 1934), physicist & novelist
Michael Crichton, (born 1942)
Compton N. Crook, (1908-1981) (also known as Stephen Tall)
John Crowley, (born 1942)
Andrew Crumey, (born 1961)
Ray Cummings, (1887-1957)
Julie E. Czerneda, (born 1955)

D

Roald Dahl, (1916-1990)
Brian Daley, (1947-1996)
John Dalmas
Tony Daniel
Jack Dann, (born 1945)
Maurice Georges Dantec, (born 1959)
Dennis Danvers, (born 1947)
Clark Darlton, (1920-2005) (pseudonym of Walter Ernsting)
Avram Davidson, (1923-1993)
Chan Davis, (born 1926) (pseudonym of Dr. Chandler Davis)
L. Sprague de Camp, (1907-2000)
Stephen Dedman
Samuel R. Delany, (born 1942)
Lester del Rey, (1915-1993)
Bradley Denton, (born 1958)
August Derleth, (1909-1971)
A.J. Deutsch, (1918-1969)
Graham Diamond
Philip K. Dick, (1928-1982)
Gordon R. Dickson, (1923-2001)
Thomas M. Disch, (1940-2008)
Cory Doctorow, (born 1971)
Stephen Donaldson, (born 1947)
Candas Dorsey, (born 1952)
Arthur Conan Doyle, (1859-1930)
Gardner Dozois, (born 1947)
David Drake, (born 1945)
Tananarive Due
Jacek Dukaj, (born 1974)
Jean-Claude Dunyach, (born 1957)

E

G. C. Edmondson, (1922-1995)
George Alec Effinger, (1947-2002)
Ivan Antonovich Efremov, (in Russian Иван Антонович Ефремов), (1907-1972)
Greg Egan, (born 1961)
Suzette Haden Elgin, (born 1936)
William B. Ellern, (born 1933)
Harlan Ellison, (born 1934)
Roger Elwood, (born 1933)
Carol Emshwiller, (born 1921)
Walter Ernsting, (1920-2005)
Andreas Eschbach, (born 1959)
Kelley Eskridge, (born 1960)
Valerio Evangelisti, (born 1952)
Christopher Evans, (born 1951)

F

Philip José Farmer, (born 1918)
Howard Fast, (1914-2003)
John Russell Fearn, (1908-1960)
Cynthia Felice, (born 1942) ISFDB
Brad Ferguson, (born 1953)
Sheila Finch, (born 1935)
Jack Finney, (1911-1995)
Nicholas Fisk, (born 1923) (pseudonym of David Higginbottom)
Camille Flammarion, (1842-1925)
Eric Flint, (born 1947)
Michael Flynn, (born 1947)
Charles L. Fontenay, (1917-2007)
Jeffrey Ford, (born 1955)
John M. Ford, (1957-2006)
William R. Forstchen, (born 1950)
E(dward) M(organ) Forster, (1879-1970)
Robert L. Forward, (1932-2002)
Richard Foss
Alan Dean Foster, (born 1946)
M. A. Foster, (born 1939)
Karen Joy Fowler, (born 1950)
Randall Frakes ISFDB
Herbert W. Franke, (born 1927)
Yves Fremion, (born 1940)
C. S. Friedman, (born 1957)
Oscar J. Friend, (1897-1963)
Esther Friesner, (born 1951)

G

Neil Gaiman, (born 1960)
Raymond Z. Gallun, (1911-1994)
Daniel F. Galouye, (1920-1976)
James Alan Gardner (born 1955)
Martin Gardner, (born 1914)
Richard Garfinkle
Randall Garrett, (1927-1987)
Mary Gentle, (born 1956)
Alistair Gentry
Peter George, (born 1924)
Hugo Gernsback, (1884-1967), namesake of the Hugo Award
David Gerrold, (born 1944)
Mark S. Geston, (born 1946)
Edward Gibson, (born 1936)
Gary Gibson
William Gibson, (born 1948)
Alexis A. Gilliland, (born 1931)
Molly Gloss, (born 1944)
Tom Godwin, (1915-1980)
H. L. Gold, (1914-1996)
Lisa Goldstein, (born 1953)
Kathleen Ann Goonan, (born 1952)
Richard Gordon, (born 1947)
Phyllis Gotlieb, (born 1926)
Ron Goulart, (born 1933)
Charles L. Grant, (1942-2006)

Roland J. Green, (born 1944)
Colin Greenland, (born 1954)
Edward Grendon, (born 1920) ISFDB
George Griffith, (1857-1906)
Nicola Griffith, (born 1960)
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Ken Grimwood, (1944-2003)
Alexander Gromov (in Russian Алексáндр Николáевич Грóмов)
Martin Grzimek, (born 1950)
Wyman Guin, (1915-1989)
Eileen Gunn, (born 1945)
James E. Gunn, (born 1923)

H

P. J. Haarsma
Karen Haber, (born 1955). Wife of Robert Silverberg
H. Rider Haggard, (1856-1925)
Ronald M. Hahn, (born 1948)
Jack C. Haldeman II, (1941-2002)
Joe Haldeman, (born 1943)
Barbara Hambly, (born 1951)
Edmond Hamilton, (1904-1977)
Peter F. Hamilton, (born 1960)
Elizabeth Hand, (born 1957)
Charles L. Harness, (1915-2005)
Clare Winger Harris, (1891-1968)
Harry Harrison, (born 1925)
M. John Harrison, (born 1945)
Henry Hasse, (1913-1977)
Simon Hawke, (born 1951)
Peter Heck
Robert A. Heinlein, (1907-1988)
Zenna Henderson, (1917-1983)
Brian Herbert, (born 1947)
Frank Herbert, (1920-1986), (Dune)
Philip E. High, (1914-2006)
Douglas Hill, (born 1935)
Christopher Hinz, (born 1951)
Morioka Hiroyuki, (森岡浩之: born 1962)
P. C. Hodgell, (born 1951)
William Hope Hodgson, (1877-1918)
E. T. A. Hoffman, (1776-1822)
Lee Hoffman, (born 1932)
H. H. Hollis, (1921-1977) (pseudonym of Ben Neal Ramey)
James P. Hogan, (born 1941)
Holden, Elizabeth, (born 1943)
Nalo Hopkinson, (born 1960)
Shinichi Hoshi, (1926-1997)
Fred Hoyle, (1915-2001)
L. Ron Hubbard, (1911-1986)
Marek Huberath, (born 1954)
Matt Hughes (born 1949)
Monica Hughes, (1925-2003)
Stephen Hunt
Aldous Huxley, (1894-1963)

I

Ibn al-Nafis, (1213-1288)
Dean Ing, (born 1931)
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, (born 1952)
Simon Ings, (born 1965)

J

John Jakes, (born 1932)
Phil Janes
Laurence Janifer, (1933-2002)
Wolfgang Jeschke, (born 1936)
K. W. Jeter, (born 1950)
Michel Jeury, (born 1934)
George Clayton Johnson, (born 1929)
D. F. Jones, (1917-1981)
Gwyneth Jones, (born 1952)
Neil R. Jones, (1909-1988)
Raymond F. Jones, (1915-1994)
Theodore Judson
Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, (in Russian Анатолий Борисович Юркин), (born 1963)

K

Franz Kafka, (1883-1924)
Michael Kandel, (born 1941)
Colin Kapp, (born 1928)
Joseph E. Kelleam, (1913-1975)
James Patrick Kelly, (born 1951)
John Kessel, (born 1950)
Daniel Keyes, (born 1927)
Gregory Keyes, (born 1963)
Caitlin R. Kiernan, (born 1964)
Karen Lee Killough, (born 1942)
Wade A. Kimberlin, (born 1970)
Sara King, (born 1982)
Stephen King, (born 1947)
T. Jackson King, (born 1948)
Annette Curtis Klause
Donald Kingsbury, (born 1929)
Hugh Kingsmill, (1889 – 1949), more known for non-genre work.
David Barr Kirtley, (born 1977)
Gérard Klein, (born in 1937)
Damon Knight, (1922-2002)
Dean R. Koontz, (born 1945)
Cyril M. Kornbluth, (1923-1958)
Nancy Kress, (born 1948)
Zoran Krušvar, (born 1977)
Michael P. Kube-McDowell, (born 1954)
Henry Kuttner, (1915-1958)

L

R. A. Lafferty, (1914-2002)
Geoffrey Landis, (born 1955)
David Langford, (born 1953)
Sterling E. Lanier, (1927-2007)
Justine Larbalestier, best known for her Magic or Madness trilogy
Glen A. Larson, (born 1937)
Kurd Lasswitz, (1848-1910)
Keith Laumer, (1925-1993)
Stephen R. Lawhead, (born 1950)
Ursula K. Le Guin, (born 1929)
Gentry Lee
Sharon Lee, (born 1952), see Steve Milller
Stan Lee, born 1922
Tanith Lee, (born 1947)
Kimmo Lehtonen, (born 1967)
Fritz Leiber, (1910-1992)
Murray Leinster, (1896-1975) (pseudonym of Will F. Jenkins)
Stanisław Lem, (1921-2006)
Edward M. Lerner, (born 1949)
Doris Lessing, (born 1919), better-known for non-genre works.
Jonathan Lethem, (born 1964)
Paul Levinson, (born 1947)
Roger Levy
C. S. Lewis, (1898-1963)
Jacqueline Lichtenberg, (born 1942)
Brad Linaweaver, (born 1952)
Dénis Lindbohm, (1927-2005)
John Uri Lloyd, (1849-1936)
Jack London, (1876-1916)
Karawynn Long, (born 1970)
Barry B. Longyear, (born 1942)
Jean Lorrah, (born 1938)
H. P. Lovecraft, (1890-1937)
Archibald Low, (1888 – 1956)
Lois Lowry, (born 1937)
George Lucas, (born 1944, Star Wars)
Lucian, (120 – after 180)
Nicole Luiken, (born 1971)
Sam Lundwall, (born 1941)
Sergey Lukyanenko, (born 1968)
Richard A. Lupoff, (born 1935)

M

Darko Macan, (born 1966)
John D. MacDonald, (1916-1986)
F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, (born ca. 1948)
Katherine MacLean, (born 1925)
Ian R. MacLeod, (born 1956)
Ken MacLeod, (born 1954)
Angus MacVicar, (born 1908)
Tom Maddox
Charles Eric Maine, (1921-1981) (pseudonym of David McIlwain), ISFDB
Barry N. Malzberg, (born 1939)
Laurence Manning, (1899-1972)
Leo Margulies, (1900-1975)
Stephen Marley, (born 1946)
Paul Marlowe
George R. R. Martin, (born 1948)
David Marusek (born 1951)
Richard Matheson, (born 1926)
Julian May, (born 1931)
Paul J. McAuley, (born 1955)
Premendra Mitra, (1904-1988)
Edward Page Mitchell, (1852-1927)
Anne McCaffrey, (born 1926)
Wil McCarthy, (born 1966)
Michael McCollum, (born 1946)
David McDaniel, (1944-1977)
Jack McDevitt, (born 1935)
Ian McDonald, (born 1960)
Maureen F. McHugh, (born 1959)
Vonda McIntyre, (born 1948)
Sean McMullen, (born 1948)
Mike McQuay, (1949-1995)
John Meaney (born 1951)
Capt. S.P. Meek, (1894-1972)
Richard C. Meredith, (1937-1979)
Robert Merle, (1908-2004) (more known as a historical novelist)
Judith Merril, (1923-1997)
A. Merritt, (1884-1943)
Robert A. Metzger, (born 1956)
Gustav Meyrink, (1868-1932)
China Miéville, (born 1972)
P. Schuyler Miller, (1912-1974)
Steve Miller, (born 1950) (Liaden universe)
Walter M. Miller, Jr., (1923-1996) (A Canticle for Leibowitz)
Kirk Mitchell, (born 1950)
Syne Mitchell, (born 1970)
Naomi Mitchison, (1897-1999) (mostly wrote in other genres)
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., (born 1943)
Donald Moffitt, (born 1936)
Elizabeth Moon, (born 1945)
Michael Moorcock, (born 1939)
Alan Moore, (born 1953)
C. L. Moore, (1911-1987)
Patrick Moore, (born 1923)
Ward Moore, (1903-1978)
Daniel Keys Moran, (born 1962)
Richard Morgan, (born 1965)
Chris Moriarty, (born 1968)
Chris Morris, (born 1946)
Janet Morris, (born 1946)
William Morrison, (1906-1982) (pseudonym of Joseph Samachson)
James Morrow, (born 1947)
Sam Moskowitz, (1920-1997)
Pat Murphy, (born 1955)
Howard L. Myers, (1930-1971) (pseudonym, Verge Foray) ISFDB

N

Linda Nagata, (born 1960)
Ondřej Neff, (born 1945)
Josef Nesvadba, (1926-2005)
Yuri Nikitin, (in Russian Юрий Никитин)
Larry Niven, (born 1938)
Nick Nielsen (possibly pseudonym)
William F. Nolan, (born 1928)
Jeff Noon, (born 1957)
John Norman (born 1931), (Gor series)
Lisanne Norman
Andre Norton, (1912-2005) (pseudonym of Alice Mary Norton)
Alan E. Nourse, (1928-1992)
Eric S. Nylund, (born 1964)

O

Robert C. O'Brien (1918-1973)
Kevin O'Donnell, Jr. (born 1950)
Patrick O'Leary (born 1952)
Vladimir Obruchev (1863-1956)
Andrew J. Offutt (born 1937)
Chad Oliver (1928-1993)
Jerry Oltion (born 1957)
John Ostrander (born 1949)
Jerry Ordway (born 1957)
Marek Oramus (born 1952)
Rebecca Ore (born 1948)
George Orwell, (1903-1950) (pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair)

P

David R. Palmer, (born 1941)
Ray Palmer, (1910-1977)
Edgar Pangborn, (1909-1976)
Alexei Panshin, (born 1940)
Cory Panshin, born (1947)
Stel Pavlou, (born 1970)
Hayford Peirce, (born 1942)
Charles Pellegrino, (born 1953)
Lawrence Person, (born 1965)
Steve Perry, (born 1947)
Emil Petaja, (1915-2000)
Mark Phillips, joint pseudonym used by Lawrence Mark Janifer (1933-2002) and Randall Philip Garrett (1927-1987)
Rog Phillips, (1909-1965) (pseudonym of Roger P. Graham)
Eden Phillpotts, (1862-1960)
John R. Pierce, (1910-2002) (also known as J.J. Coupling)
Marge Piercy, (born 1936)
H. Beam Piper, (1904-1964)
Doris Piserchia, (born 1928)
Brian Plante, (born ?)
Charles Platt, (born 1945)
P. J. Plauger
Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849)
Frederik Pohl, (born 1919)
Arthur Porges, (1915-2006)
Jerry Pournelle, (born 1933)
Terry Pratchett, (born 1948), (Discworld series)
Paul Preuss, (born 1942)
Christopher Priest, (born 1943)
Philip Pullman, (born 1946)

Q

Roberto Quaglia, (born 1962)

R

Bill Ransom, ISFDB
Rick Raphael, (1919 - 1994), ISFDB
Satyajit Ray, (1921-1992)
Tom Reamy, (1935-1977)
Robert Reed, (born 1956)
Miha Remec, (born 1928)
Laura Resnick, (born 1962)
Mike Resnick, (born 1942)
Alastair Reynolds, (born 1966)
Mack Reynolds, (1917-1983)
Christopher Rice
John Ringo, (Legacy of the Aldenata, Empire of Man series with David Weber)
Adam Roberts, (born 1965)
Keith Roberts, (1935-2000)
Frank M. Robinson, (born 1926)
Kim Stanley Robinson, (born 1952)
Spider Robinson, (born 1948)
Justina Robson, (born 1968)
Ross Rocklynne, (1913-1988)
Gene Roddenberry, (1921-1991, (Star Trek)
Simon Rose, (The Doomsday Mask, The Alchemist's Portrait, The Sorcerer's Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse , The Heretic's Tomb)
Joel Rosenberg, (born 1954), (Guardians of the Flame)
J.-H. Rosny, (joint pseudonym for Joseph (1856-1940) and Séraphin (1859-1948) Boex)
Milton A. Rothman, (1919-2001)
Tony Rothman, (born 1953)
William Rotsler, (1926-1997)
Christopher Rowley, (born 1948)
Rudy Rucker, (born 1946)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, (born 1960)
Joanna Russ, (born 1937)
Richard Paul Russo, (born 1954)
Eric Frank Russell, (1905-1978)
Mary Doria Russell, (born 1950)
Geoff Ryman, (born 1951)

S

Fred Saberhagen, (1930-2007)
Carl Sagan, (1934-1996)
Nick Sagan, (born 1970)
Don Sakers (author of Dance for The Ivory Madonna)
Margaret St. Clair, (1911-1995), (also known as Idris Seabright)
Emilio Salgari, (1862-1911)
Domingo Santos, (born 1941) (pseudonym of Pedro Domingo Mutiñó)
David Saperstein (author) ISFDB
Pamela Sargent, (born 1948)
Al Sarrantonio, (born 1952)
Robert J. Sawyer, (born 1960)
John Scalzi, (born 1969)
Nat Schachner, (1895-1955)
James H. Schmitz, (1911-1974)
Stanley Schmidt, (born 1944)
Karl Schroeder, (born 1962)
J. Neil Schulman, (born 1953)
George H. Scithers, (born 1929)
Thomas N. Scortia, (1926-1986)
Rod Serling, (1924-1975)
Michael Shaara, (1928-1988)
Eric Shapiro, (born 1978)
William Shatner, (born 1931)
Richard S. Shaver, (1907-1975)
Bob Shaw, (1931-1996)
Robert Sheckley, (1928-2005)
Charles Sheffield, (1935-2002)
Mary Shelley, (1797-1851)
Lucius Shepard, (born 1947)
Joel Shepherd, (born 1974)
M. P. Shiel, (1865 – 1947)
T. L. Sherred, (1915-1985)
Lewis Shiner, (born 1950)
Sharon Shinn, (born 1957)
Wilmar H. Shiras, (1908-1990)
John Shirley, (born 1953)
Pavel Shumil, (born 1957)
William Shunn, (born 1967)
Luís Filipe Silva, (born 1969)
Robert Silverberg, (born 1935)
Clifford D. Simak, (1904-1988)
Dan Simmons, (born 1948)
Johanna Sinisalo, (born 1958)
Curt Siodmak, (1902-2000)
Kenji Siratori, (born 1975)
John Sladek, (1937-2000)
William Sleator, (born 1945)
Joan Slonczewski, (born 1956)
Clark Ashton Smith, (1893-1961)
Cordwainer Smith, (1913-1966) (pseudonym of Paul M.A. Linebarger)
E. E. Smith, (1890-1965)
Michael Marshall Smith, (born 1965)
George O. Smith, (1911-1981)
L. Neil Smith, (born 1946)
Melinda Snodgrass, (born 1951)
Jerry Sohl, (1913-2002)
Martha Soukup
Norman Spinrad, (born 1940)
Nancy Springer, (born 1948)
Margaret St. Clair, (1911-1985)
Dana Stabenow, (born 1952)
Brian Stableford, (born 1948)
Michael A. Stackpole, (born 1957)
Olaf Stapledon, (1886-1950)
Roman Frederick Starzl, (1899 – 1976)
Christopher Stasheff, (born 1944)
John Steakley, (born 1951)
Allen Steele, (born 1958)
Neal Stephenson, (born 1959)
Jacques Sternberg, (born 1923)
Bruce Sterling, (born 1954)
Marc Stiegler
Ron Stillman, (pseudonym of Don Bendell)
G. Harry Stine, (1928-1997) (also known as Lee Corey)
S. M. Stirling, (born 1953)
John E. Stith, (born 1947)
J. Michael Straczynski, (born 1954), (Babylon 5)
Giampietro Stocco, (born 1961)
Charles Stross, (born 1964)
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, (1925-1991) and (born 1933) respectively (in Russian Аркадий и Борис Стругацкие)
Theodore Sturgeon, (1918-1985) (pseudonym of Edward Hamilton Waldo)
Somtow Sucharitkul, (pseudonym, S. P. Somtow)
Sujatha (S. Rangarajan), (1935-2008), Man who popularized science fictions in Tamil language [www.writersujatha.com]
Richard J. Sutcliffe, (born 1947)
Michael Swanwick, (born 1950)
Jonathan Swift, (1667-1745)
Michael Szameit, (born 1950)

T

John Taine, (1883-1960), (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell)
Stephen Tall, (1908-1981), (pseudonym of Compton N. Crook)
Charles R. Tanner (1896 - 1974), ISFDB
Howard Tayler, (webcomic Schlock Mercenary)
Mark Anthony Taylor, (born 1970)
Dr. Travis S. Taylor, (born 1968)
William Tenn, (born 1920) (pseudonym of Philip Klass)
Steve Rasnic Tem, (born 1950)
William F. Temple, (1914-1989)
Sheri S. Tepper, (born 1929)
Tom Terry, (born 1963)
Walter Tevis, (1928-1984)
Robert Thurston
Mark W. Tiedemann, (born 1954)
Patrick Tilley, (born 1928)
James M. Tiptree, Jr, (1915-1987) (pseudonym of Alice Sheldon)
Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, (born 1882 or 1883, died 1945) (in Russian: Алексей Николаевич Толстой)
Karen Traviss
George Tucker, (1775-1861)
Wilson Tucker, (1914-2006)
George Turner (1916-1997)
Harry Turtledove, (born 1949)
Mary Turzillo
John Twelve Hawks
Kathy Tyers, (born (1952)

U

Steven Utley, (born 1948)

V

Jack Vance, (born 1916)
Jeff VanderMeer, (born 1968)
James Van Pelt
Sydney J. Van Scyoc, (born 1939)
Robert E. Vardeman, (born 1947)
A. E. van Vogt, (1912-2000)
John Varley, (born 1947)
Vladimir Vasilyev
Jules Verne, (1828-1905)
Joan D. Vinge, (born 1948)
Vernor Vinge, (born 1944)
Paul Voermans, (born 1960)
Voltaire, (1694-1778)
Elisabeth Vonarburg, (born 1947)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., (1922-2007)

W

Roland C. Wagner, (born 1960)
Howard Waldrop, (born 1946)
F. L. Wallace, (Floyd Wallace)
Ian Wallace, (1912-1998)
Hugh Walters (1910-1993)
Donald Wandrei, (1908-1987)
Ian Watson, (born 1943)
Lawrence Watt-Evans, (born 1954)
Peter Watts
Stanley G. Weinbaum, (1902-1935)
David Weber, (Honor Harrington series)
Jan Weiss, Czech (1892-1972)
Angus Wells, (1943-2006)
H. G. Wells, (1866-1946)
Martha Wells, (born 1964)
K. D. Wentworth, (born 1951)
Wallace West, (1900-1980)
Scott Westerfeld
Suzanne Weyn, (born 1955)
James White, (1928-1999), (Sector General series)
Steve White, (born 1946)
Ted White, (born 1938)
Sonny Whitelaw, (born 1956), (Stargate series)
Cherry Wilder, (1930-2002)
Kate Wilhelm, (born 1928)
Lynda Williams, (born 1958) (Okal Rel Universe series)
Liz Williams, (born 1965)
Rob Williams
Tad Williams, (born 1957) (Otherland)
Walter Jon Williams, (born 1953)
Jack Williamson, (1908-2006)
Connie Willis, (born 1945)
Colin Wilson, (born 1931)
D. Harlan Wilson, (born 1971)
F. Paul Wilson, (born 1946)
Robert Anton Wilson, (1932-2007)
Robert Charles Wilson, (born 1953)
David Wingrove, (born 1954), (Chung Kuo series)
Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, (1937-1995)
Otto Witt, (1875-1923)
Allen L. Wold, (born 1943), ISFDB
Gene Wolfe, (born 1931)
Donald A. Wollheim, (1914-1990), (pseudonyms, various)
Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski, (born 1944)
Jack Womack, (born 1956)
John C. Wright, (born 1961)
Stefan Wul, (1922-2003), (pseudonym of Pierre Pairault)
John Wyndham, (1903-1969) (pseudonym of John Beynon Harris)

X

Y

Tetsu Yano, (1923-2004)
Kerb Yl, (born 1977)
Jane Yolen, (born 1939)
Robert Franklin Young, (1915-1986)

Z

Timothy Zahn, (born 1951)
Janusz A. Zajdel, (1938-1985)
Yevgeny Zamyatin, (1884-1937)
George Zebrowski, (born 1945)
Roger Zelazny, (1937-1995)
Tully Zetford, (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer)
Sarah Zettel, (born 1966)
Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, (born 1964)
Andrzej Ziemiański, (born 1960)
Aleksandar Ziljak, (born 1963)
David Zindell, (born 1952)
Zoran Živković, (born 1948)
Pamela Zoline, (born 1941)

See also

Resources

A great book for looking up authors is A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, Martin Last, Beth Meacham, and Michael Franklin. Even if it hasn't been updated since the 1979 publication at hand, it's very useful. It tells you whom else you might like if you like one author.

Also invaluable are The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2nd. Ed. 1991) ed. by John Clute and Peter Nicholls, and The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ed. by George Mann (1999) (ISBN 0-7867-0887-5 or ISBN 1-84119-177-9).

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