A. Bertram Chandler Arthur Bertram Chandler (28 March 1912 – 6 June 1984) was a British-Australian science fiction author, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms George Whitley, George Whitely, Andrew Dunsta...
A. E. van Vogt Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author regarded as one of the most popular and complex science fiction writers of the mid-twentieth century: the "Golden Age" of the genre.
Alfred Bester Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books.
Algis Budrys Algis Budrys (January 9, 1931 – June 9, 2008) was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic.
Andre Norton Andre Alice Norton (born Alice Mary Norton, February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy (with some works of historical fiction and co...
Andrew I. Porter Andrew Ian Porter, (born March 24, 1946), is an American editor, publisher and active science fiction fan.
Anne McCaffrey Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series.
Anne Passovoy Anne Passovoy is active in science fiction fandom and filk music, and has won two Pegasus Awards.
Anthony Boucher Anthony Boucher (born William Anthony Parker White; August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories.
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The brothers Arkady (Арка́дий; August 28, 1925 – October 12, 1991) and Boris (Бори́с; April 14, 1933 – November 19, 2012) Strugatsky (Струга́цкий; alternate spellings: ...
Arthur C. Clarke Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (Sri Lankabhimanya Arthur Charles Clarke) (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer, in...
Ben Bova Benjamin William Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog magazine, a f...
Betty Ballantine Betty Ballantine (born September 25, 1919) is an American publisher, editor, and writer.
Bjo Trimble Betty Jo Trimble (born Betty JoAnne Conway on August 15, 1933), universally known as Bjo (BEE-joh), is a significant figure in the history of science fiction fandom.
Bob Eggleton Bob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist.
Bob Passovoy Bob Passovoy is active in science fiction fandom and filk music.
Boris Vallejo Boris Vallejo (born January 8, 1941) is a Peruvian-born American painter.
Brian Aldiss Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE is an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss, except for occasional pseudonyms during the mid-1960s.
Bruce Gillespie Bruce Gillespie (born 1947) is a prominent Australian science fiction fan best known for his long-running sf fanzine SF Commentary.
Bruce Pelz Bruce Edward Pelz (August 11, 1936 - May 9, 2002) was a US science fiction fan.
Bryan Talbot Bryan Talbot (born 24 February 1952) is a British comic book artist and writer, best known as the creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and its sequel Heart of Empire.
C. J. Cherryh Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is a United States science fiction and fantasy author.
C. L. Moore Catherine Lucille Moore (January 24, 1911 – April 4, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, most often as C. L. Moore.
Charles N. Brown Charles Nikki Brown (June 24, 1937 – July 12, 2009) was the co-founder and editor of Locus, the long-running news and reviews magazine covering the genres of science fiction and fantasy lite...
Chris Foss Christopher "Chris" F. Foss (born 1946 in Guernsey, Channel Islands) is a British artist and science fiction illustrator.
Christopher Priest (novelist) Christopher Priest (born 14 July 1943 in Cheadle, Greater Manchester) is a British novelist and science fiction writer.
Clifford D. Simak Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.
Connie Willis Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (born December 31, 1945) is an American science fiction writer.
Damon Knight Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan.
David A. Cherry David A. Cherry (December 14, 1949) is an American artist, primarily in the science fiction and fantasy genres.
David Brin Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction.
David G. Hartwell David Geddes Hartwell (b. July 10, 1941) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy.
David Gerrold David Gerrold (born January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American science fiction screenwriter and novelist known for his script for the popular original Star Trek episode "The Troub...
David Kyle David A. Kyle (born February 14, 1919) is an American science fiction writer and member of science fiction fandom.
David Langford David Rowland Langford (born 10 April 1953) is a British author, editor and critic, largely active within the science fiction field.
Don Maitz Don Maitz is an American science fiction, fantasy, and commercial artist.
Donald A. Wollheim Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 – November 2, 1990) was an American science fiction editor, publisher, writer, and fan.
Donald H. Tuck Donald Henry Tuck (3 December 1922 – 11 October 2010) was a bibliographer of science fiction, fantasy and weird fiction.
Doris Lessing Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
E. E. Smith Edward Elmer Smith PhD (also E. E. Smith, E. E. "Doc" Smith, Doc Smith, "Skylark" Smith, or—to his family—Ted) (May 2, 1890 – August 31, 1965) was an American food engineer (specializing in doughnut and pastry mixes) and early science fiction author, best known...
Edmond Hamilton Edmond Moore Hamilton (October 21, 1904 – February 1, 1977) was an American author of science fiction stories and novels during the mid-twentieth century.
Edna Mayne Hull Edna Mayne Hull (May 1, 1905, - January 20, 1975) was a science fiction writer who published under the name E. Mayne Hull.
Edwin Charles Tubb Edwin Charles Tubb (15 October 1919 – 10 September 2010) was a British writer of science fiction, fantasy and western novels.
Ellen Asher Ellen Asher is an American science fiction editor who served as editor-in-chief of the Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC) for thirty-four years, from February 8, 1973, through June 1, 2007.
Forrest J Ackerman Forrest J Ackerman (born Forrest James Ackerman; November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008) was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a sc...
Frank Kelly Freas Frank Kelly Freas (27 August 1922 – 2 January 2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy artist with a career spanning more than 50 years.
Frank R. Paul Frank Rudolph Paul (April 18, 1884 - June 29, 1963) was an American illustrator of pulp magazines in the science fiction field.
Frederik Pohl Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the...
Fritz Leiber Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Gardner Dozois Gardner Raymond Dozois is an American science fiction author and editor. He is the founding editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies and was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, garnering multiple Hugo and Locus Awards for those works almost every year.
Gene Wolfe Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
George H. Scithers George H. Scithers (May 14, 1929 – April 19, 2010) was a science fiction fan, author, and Hugo Award-winning editor.
George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, as well as a screenwriter and television producer.
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 R. Dickson Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer.
Greg Bear Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American science fiction and mainstream author.
Greg Pickersgill Greg Pickersgill, born in Haverfordwest, Wales in 1951, is an influential British science fiction fan.
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,...
Hal Clement Harry Clement Stubbs (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003) better known by the pen name Hal Clement, was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre.
Harlan Ellison Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer.
Harry Harrison Harry Harrison was an American science fiction author, best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room!.
Harry Harrison (writer) Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction (SF) author, best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for ...
Harry Warner, Jr. Harry Warner, Jr. (December 19, 1922 – February 17, 2003) was an American journalist.
Howard DeVore Howard DeVore (May 26, 1925 - December 31, 2005) was an American archivist, science fiction collector, dealer, expert on pulp magazines, APA and fanzine writer, con-runner and active volunteer i...
Hugo Gernsback Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967), born Hugo Gernsbacher, was a Luxembourgian American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications includ...
Iain Banks Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author.
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of...
J. Michael Straczynski Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, radio dramas and other media.
Jack Gaughan Jack Gaughan (September 24, 1930 - July 21, 1985) was an American science fiction artist and illustrator who won the Hugo Award several times.
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 Vance John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer.
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 Gurney James Gurney (born June 14, 1958) is an artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia, which is presented in the form of a 19th century explorer’s journal from an island...
James White (author) James White (7 April 1928 – 23 August 1999) was a Northern Irish author of science fiction novellas, short stories and novels.
Jan Howard Finder Jan Howard Finder (March 2, 1939 – February 26, 2013) was an American academic administrator, career counselor, science fiction writer, filker, hostelling tour guide, costumer, and fan.
Jane Yolen Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She is the author or editor of more than 280 books, of which the best known The Devil's Arithmetic, a Holocaust novella.
Jeanne Gomoll Jeanne Gomoll is an American artist, writer, editor, and science fiction fan, who is to be recognized as one of the Guests of Honor at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (Loncon 3, the 20...
Jim Baen James Patrick "Jim" Baen was a U.S. science fiction publisher and editor.
Jim Burns Jim Burns (born April 10, 1948) is a Welsh artist born in Cardiff, Wales.
Joe Haldeman Joe William Haldeman is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War. That novel, and other of his works including The Hemingway Hoax and Forever Peace, have won major science fiction awards including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.
John Brunner (novelist) John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 26 August 1995) was a prolific British author of science fiction novels and stories.
John Carnell Edward John Carnell, known to his friends as either Ted or John, was a British science fiction editor known for editing New Worlds in 1946 then from 1949 to 1963.
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 W. Campbell John Wood Campbell, Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor.
Kate Wilhelm Kate Wilhelm (born June 8, 1928) is an American writer.
Ken Slater Ken Slater was a British science fiction fan and bookseller.
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.
Larry Niven Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction author.
Lee Hoffman Lee Hoffman, born Shirley Bell Hoffman, (August 14, 1932, Chicago, Illinois - February 6, 2007, Port Charlotte, Florida) was an American science fiction fan, an editor of early folk music ...
Leigh Brackett Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American author, particularly of science fiction.
Les Edwards Les Edwards (born 1949) is a British illustrator known for his work in the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres, and has provided numerous illustrations for book jackets, posters, magazine...
Lester del Rey Lester del Rey (June 2, 1915 – May 10, 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor.
Lloyd Arthur Eshbach Lloyd Arthur Eshbach (June 20, 1910-October 29, 2003) was an American science fiction fan, publisher and writer, secular and religious publisher, and minister.
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold (last name pronounced phonetically in American English as "Bu-Jold"; born November 2, 1949) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy works.
Malcolm Edwards Malcolm John Edwards (born 1949) is a British editor and critic in the science fiction field.
Martin H. Greenberg Martin Harry Greenberg (March 1, 1941 – June 25, 2011) was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist.
Michael Moorcock Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.
Michael Whelan Michael Whelan is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years he worked as an illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art.
Mike Glyer Mike Glyer is both the editor and publisher of the long-running science fiction fan newszine File 770.
Mike Resnick Michael Diamond Resnick (born March 5, 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is an American science fiction author.
Milton A. Rothman Milton A. Rothman (November 30, 1919 – October 6, 2001) was a United States nuclear physicist and college professor.
Murray Leinster Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history.
Neil Gaiman Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman (born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960) is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.
Paul Youll Paul Youll (born 1965 in Hartlepool, England) is a science fiction and fantasy artist and illustrator.
Philip José Farmer Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author, principally known for his award-winning science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.
Poul Anderson Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain...
Ray Bradbury Raymond Douglas "Ray" Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. He was an autodidact.
Ray Harryhausen Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation.
Richard Matheson Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
Rick Sternbach Richard Michael Sternbach (born in 1951 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an illustrator who is best known for his space illustrations and his work on the Star Trek television series.
Robert A. Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.
Robert Bloch Robert Albert Bloch was a prolific American writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction. He is best known as the writer of Psycho, the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. He wrote that "Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy.
Robert Sheckley Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author.
Robert Silverberg Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is a prolific American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction.
Robin Hobb Robin Hobb is the second pen name of novelist Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden (born 1952) who produces primarily fantasy fiction, although she has published some science fiction.
Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American film producer, director and actor.
Roger Zelazny Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for his The Chronicles of Amber series.
Rowena Morrill Rowena A. Morrill (born 1944) is an American artist, working in science-fiction and fantasy illustration.
Roy Tackett Roy Tackett (also known as Horrible Old Roy Tackett) was a rifleman with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He has been credited with introducing science fiction to Japan ...
Russ Chauvenet Louis Russell "Russ" Chauvenet (February 12, 1920 – June 24, 2003) was a champion chess player and one of the founders of science fiction fandom.
Rusty Hevelin James "Rusty" Hevelin (February 16, 1922 – December 27, 2011) was a science fiction fan, fanzine publisher, collector and huckster.
Sakyo Komatsu Sakyo Komatsu was a Japanese science fiction writer and screenwriter.
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.
Stanley Schmidt Stanley Albert Schmidt (born March 7, 1944) is an American science fiction author.
Stephen Youll Stephen Youll (born June 8, 1965 in Hartlepool, England) is one of today's top science fiction art talents.
Story Musgrave Franklin Story Musgrave (born August 19, 1935) is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut.
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.
Takumi Shibano Takumi Shibano was a Japanese science-fiction translator and author.
Taral Wayne Taral Wayne,, is one of Canada's best known science fiction fan artists, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist eleven times.
Ted White (author) Ted White (born February 4, 1938) is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, known as a science fiction author and editor and fan, as well as a music critic.
Terry Carr Terry Gene Carr (February 19, 1937 – April 7, 1987) was a U.S. science fiction fan, author, editor, and writing instructor.
Terry Pratchett Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.
Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction and horror writer and critic.
Tim Powers Timothy Thomas "Tim" Powers (born February 29, 1952, in Buffalo, New York) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Tom Doherty Tom Doherty (born April 23, 1935) is an American publisher, and the founder of Science Fiction and Fantasy Tor Books, After working as a book salesman in the 1950s and 1960s, Doherty became pub...
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.
Vernor Vinge Vernor Steffen Vinge (born October 2, 1944) is a retired San Diego State University (SDSU) Professor of Mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author.
Vincent Di Fate Vincent Di Fate (born November 21, 1945) is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration.
Vin¢ Clarke A(ubrey) Vince(nt) Clarke (1922-1998), often known as Vin¢ Clarke, was a well-known British science fiction fan.
Walt Willis Walter Alexander Willis (1919–1999) was a well-known Irish science fiction fan, resident in Belfast.
William Rotsler William "Bill" Rotsler (July 3, 1926 - October 8, 1997) was an American cartoonist and graphic artist; author of several science fiction novels and short stories, and television and film noveliz...
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.
Willy Ley Willy Ley (October 2, 1906 – June 24, 1969) was a German-American science writer, spaceflight advocate, and historian of science who helped popularize rocketry, spaceflight, and natural history ...
Wilson Tucker Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker (November 23, 1914 – October 6, 2006) was an American theater technician who became well known as a writer of mystery, action adventure, and science fiction under the ...
Wolfgang Jeschke Wolfgang Jeschke (November 19, 1936 in Děčín, Czechoslovakia) is a German sci-fi author and editor, publishing at Heyne publishing house (Heyne-Verlag).
Yoshitaka Amano Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator and a theatre and film scenic designer and costume designer.