Cheryl Morgan Cheryl Morgan is an Hugo award-winning British science fiction critic and publisher.
China Miéville China Tom Miéville (born 6 September 1972) is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer and academic.
Colin Manlove Colin Nicholas Manlove (born 1942) is a literary critic with a particular interest in fantasy.
Damien Broderick Damien Francis Broderick (born 22 April 1944) is an Australian science fiction and popular science writer and editor of more than 50 books.
Damon Knight Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan.
Darko Suvin Darko Ronald Suvin, FRSC (born Darko Šlezinger; July 19, 1930) is a Croatia born academic and critic who became a Professor at McGill University in Montreal — now emeritus.
Darrell Schweitzer Darrell Charles Schweitzer (born August 27, 1952) is an American writer, editor, and essayist in the field of speculative fiction.
Daryl F. Mallett Daryl Furumi Mallett (born May 3, 1969 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author, editor and publisher,.
David G. Hartwell David Geddes Hartwell (b. July 10, 1941) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy.
David Langford David Rowland Langford (born 10 April 1953) is a British author, editor and critic, largely active within the science fiction field.
Diana Pavlac Glyer Diana Pavlac Glyer is an American author, speaker and teacher whose work centers on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings.
E. F. Bleiler Everett Franklin Bleiler (April 30, 1920 – June 13, 2010) was an editor, bibliographer, and scholar of science fiction, detective fiction, and fantasy literature.
Earl Kemp Earl Kemp (born November 24, 1929) is an American publisher, science fiction editor, critic, and fan who won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1961 for Who Killed Science Fiction, a collectio...
Elizabeth Hand Elizabeth Hand (born March 29, 1957) is an American writer.
Eric S. Raymond Eric Steven Raymond, often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author and open source software advocate. After the 1997 publication of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Raymond was for a number of years frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement.
Farah Mendlesohn Farah Mendlesohn is a British academic and writer on science fiction and fantasy literature, as well as an active science fiction fan.
Fiona Kelleghan Fiona Kelleghan (born West Palm Beach, Florida, 21 April 1965) is an American academic and critic specializing in science fiction and fantasy.
Franz Rottensteiner Franz Rottensteiner (born in Waidmannsfeld, Lower Austria, Austria on 18 January 1942) is an Austrian publisher and critic in the fields of science fiction and the fantastic.
Fredric Jameson Fredric Jameson (born 14 April 1934) is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.
Fritz Leiber Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Gary K. Wolfe Gary K. Wolfe (born Gary Kent Wolfe in 1946) is a science fiction editor, critic and biographer.
Gary Westfahl Gary Westfahl is a scholarly author and reviewer of science fiction.
George Turner (writer) George Reginald Turner (15 October 1916 - 8 June 1997) was an Australian writer and critic, best known for the science fiction novels written in the later part of his career.
Gordon Van Gelder Gordon Van Gelder (born 1966) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction editor.
Graham Sleight Graham Sleight (born 1972) is a British writer, editor and critic, specialising in healthcare and science fiction.
Greg Cox Greg Cox (born 1959) is a science fiction writer including works that are media tie-ins.
Greg Cox (writer) Greg Cox (born 1959) is an American writer of science fiction, including works that are media tie-ins.
Gregory Benford Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California,...
Groff Conklin Edward Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904 – July 19, 1968) was a leading science fiction anthologist.
Gwyneth Jones (novelist) Gwyneth Jones (born February 14, 1952) is an English science fiction and fantasy writer and critic, and a young adult/children's writer under the name Ann Halam.
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein (b. 1937), known also as Gilles d'Argyre, is a French science fiction writer with sociological training.
H. Bruce Franklin Howard Bruce Franklin (born February 1934) — known as H. Bruce Franklin — is an American cultural historian who has authored or edited nineteen books on a range of subjects.
H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
J. O. Bailey James Osler Bailey was a professor of literature who taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jack Speer John Bristol Speer (August 9, 1920 – June 28, 2008) was an attorney, practicing law for over 60 years; a judge; and a member of the Washington House of Representatives.
Jack Williamson John Stewart Williamson (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the "Dean of Science Fiction" after the dea...
James Blish James Benjamin Blish (May 23, 1921 – July 30, 1975) was an American author of fantasy and science fiction.
James Gunn (author) James Edwin Gunn (born July 12, 1923) is an American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist.
James Nicoll James Davis Nicoll (born March 18, 1961) of Kitchener, Ontario, is a freelance game and speculative fiction reviewer, former role-playing game store owner, and also works as a first reader for ...
Jason Sanford Jason Sanford is an American science fiction author best known for his short story writing.
Jeff VanderMeer Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer (born July 7, 1968) is an American writer, editor and publisher.
Joanna Russ Joanna Russ (February 22, 1937 – April 29, 2011) was an American writer, academic and feminist.
John Bangsund John Bangsund (born 1939) was a prominent Australian science fiction fan in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
John Clute John Frederick Clute (born 1940) is a Canadian-born author and critic specializing in science fiction (also SF, sf) and fantasy literature who has lived in both England and the United States sin...
John Grant (author) John Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction.
John J. Pierce John Jeremy Pierce (born 1941) is an American science fiction editor, historian and critic.
John Joseph Adams John Joseph Adams (born 1976) is an American science fiction and fantasy editor, critic, and publisher.
Judith Merril Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 – September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and po...
Justine Larbalestier Justine Larbalestier (born September 23, 1967) is an Australian young-adult fiction author, best known for the novel Liar.
K. Tempest Bradford K. Tempest Bradford (born April 19, 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an African-American science fiction and fantasy author and editor.
Kathryn Cramer Kathryn Elizabeth Cramer (April 16, 1962) is an American science fiction writer, editor, and literary critic.
Kingsley Amis Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.
L. Sprague de Camp Lyon Sprague de Camp (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, non-fiction and biography.
Lance Olsen Lance Olsen (born 14 October 1956) is an American metamodern writer known for his experimental, lyrical, fragmentary, cross-genre narratives that question the limits of historical knowledge.
Larry McCaffery Lawrence F. "Larry" McCaffery Jr. (born May 13, 1946) is a literary critic, editor, and retired professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.
Lester del Rey Lester del Rey (June 2, 1915 – May 10, 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor.
M. John Harrison Michael John Harrison (born 26 July 1945), known primarily by his pen name M. John Harrison, is an English author and critic.
Maciej Parowski Maciej Parowski (born on 27 December 1946 in Warsaw) is a Polish publicist, essayist, writer and translator.
Marleen Barr Marleen Barr teaches communication and media studies at Fordham University, New York City.
Marleen S. Barr Marleen Barr teaches communication and media studies at Fordham University, New York City.
Marshall Tymn Marshall Benton Tymn (born 1937) is an editor, academic and bibliographer of science fiction and fantasy.
Masami Fukushima Masami Fukushima was a Japanese science fiction editor, author, critic, and translator.
Michael R. Collings Michael Robert Collings (born October 29, 1947) is an American author, poet, literary critic, and bibliographer, and a former professor of creative writing and literature at Pepperdine University.
Michael Swanwick Michael Swanwick (born November 18, 1950) is an American science fiction author.
Neil Barron Richard Neil Barron (23 March 1934 - 5 September 2010) is a science fiction bibliographer and scholar.
Niall Harrison Niall Harrison is a British science fiction editor and critic whose work has appeared in Interzone, Foundation, The New York Review Of Science Fiction and Vector.
Nick Gevers Nick Gevers (b.Oxford, United Kingdom) is a South African science fiction editor and critic, whose work has appeared in The Washington Post Book World, Interzone, Scifi.com, SF Site, T...
Pierre Versins Pierre Versins was a French Science Fiction collector and scholar.
Rick Klaw Richard Ira "Rick" Klaw (born December 22, 1967, Brooklyn, New York), is an American editor, essayist, and bookseller.
Robert Coulson Robert Stratton "Buck" Coulson (May 12, 1928 - February 19, 1999) was an American science fiction writer, well-known fan, filk song writer, fanzine editor and bookseller from Indiana.
Robert Scholes Robert E. Scholes is an American literary critic and theorist.
Russell Blackford Russell Blackford is an Australian writer, philosopher, and critic, based for many years in Melbourne, Victoria.
S. T. Joshi Sunand Tryambak Joshi (born 22 June 1958) — known as S. T. Joshi — is an Indian American literary critic, novelist, and a leading figure in the study of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors o...
Sam Moskowitz Sam Moskowitz (June 30, 1920 – April 15, 1997) was an early fan and organizer of interest in science fiction and, later, a writer, critic, and historian of the field.
Samuel R. Delany Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. (born April 1, 1942), Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic.
Spider Robinson Spider Robinson (born November 24, 1948) is an American-born Canadian Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction author.
Stanisław Lem Stanisław Lem (12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire.
Susan Wood (science fiction) Susan Joan Wood (August 22, 1948-November 12, 1980 was a Canadian literary critic, professor, author and science fiction fan and editor, born in Ottawa, Ontario.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden Teresa Nielsen Hayden (born March 21, 1956) is an American science fiction editor, fanzine writer, essayist, and teacher.
Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction and horror writer and critic.
Thomas Disch Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940–July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.
Thomas M. Disch Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940–July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.
Tom Shippey Thomas Alan Shippey (born 9 September 1943) is a British scholar of medieval literature, including that of Anglo-Saxon England; of medievalism; and of modern fantasy and science fiction, in part...
Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.
William Tenn William Tenn was the pseudonym of Philip Klass (May 9, 1920 – February 7, 2010), a British-born American science fiction author, notable for many stories with satirical elements.