Wednesday, October 2, 2019

"Outpost" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

I have long been a fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley's science fiction. Recently I came across her first published short story, "Outpost", written about the time she turned eighteen. After first appearing in a 1948 fanzine, MZB entered the story into an Amazing Stories competition for best fanzine story of 1948. She was awarded first prize and $50. The story is long out of copyright and print, which I regard as a shame. It's such a masterpiece! I post it here for your reading pleasure.



Foreword: When SIEF — Solar Interstellar Exploration Force — landed their first ship since the Sol-Capella war on Deneb Six, they expected to find a world bare of humanity. SIEF had never before entered the star-cluster where Deneb’s fifteen planets circled. But the planet, although incredibly desolate, bare of all remnants of civilized man, had not always been so. Men had been there. Solarians.

This was never made public. The Terran government, happy in its communalism, thought it would be detrimental to Terran morale should they know the fate of the Domesmen — that brave little band, exiled years ago from the Solar System, under the leadership of one of the greatest men the system has ever known, John Barss. The little band which Barss controlled had rebelled against the rigidly-organized Venus Autarchy, and vanished — completely. And the one trace of men which SIEF found on Deneb Six was a small fortress, deep in the forests, set within an enclosed space. The surrounding terrain bore traces of fire, but this fortress had been spared or had survived, and within it the men of SIEF found traces of the expedition — as well as the diary of that great leader.

The document was supressed by Terran authorities; for the Venus Autarchy had been smashed less than a year after Barss’ exile, and Venus had been taken over by the Communalists. Yet the diary of Barss is one of the greatest vindications ever written, of the autarchy.

This diary passed into my hands, as a descendant of that Barss, and as I read, I wondered. You, too, pause to wonder, Terrans.


June 13-2917.

We came here last night. I think perhaps that we may be able to find a haven here on this lonely planet of Deneb. There is good water, breathable air, plant life with a chlorophyll base, and here, perhaps, we can settle with our women and children and build for ourselves the life that we could never win within the System. Tonight, we called a mass meeting and I proposed to destroy the ship that brought us here. Arn and Conner ask why we should tie ourselves down to one planet when there is an entire sun-system to conquer, but I am afraid that, with the ship, there might be too much temptation to return to Sol.

The matter rested unsolved. A party was sent out to scout. I think it best that we should stay together for a time; we have seen no unfriendly natives as yet, but there is no way to tell, of course —

Krean and Alys the daughter of Maran were married tonight by the quaint old Terran ceremony —

June 30.

Mass meeting tonight. Thirty voted to destroy the ship, twenty-six to keep. Conner, who led the operation, suggested that the votes of the women be discounted, for all the women were with me in this. Naturally I vetoed such a step.

They refuse to yield, even to our majority, and Arn says that they will never allow us to destroy the ship. I reminded him that the majority must rule and that if we should ever return to Sol, as our children might do if we kept the ship, we were lost, and forever. Our only refuge lies in cutting all ties with the Solarians completely. Things stalled again. A child was born to one of the Martian women tonight. Twenty-five men, all but three married; twenty-two wives, and poor Garrik’s widow; seven unmarried girls. Five old men, seven old women and forty-three children, nineteen of whom are still in arms.

July 23.

The ship was destroyed tonight. Conner has won over a majority, and when I refused it, threatened to kill me. Secretly, seven young men and some boys, too young to vote, destroyed the ship. The fools, can’t he realize we can’t risk any crazed and homesick person giving away our hiding place? The Solarians never meant us to find a home. If we’re found within the Solarian limits, we’ll be rayed out of the sky.

August first.

Novenus (our new town) progressing. Twelve houses.

There are humanoids here, little grey men with a complete lack of pigmentation. Hope they are friendly.

October 14.

Cornerstone of the Main Hall laid today.

October 17.

Manazu, the leader of the Natives, came to me today and asked if I would send the company doctor to their village to treat illnesses there. They have made no trouble so far; in fact, they seem to enjoy our company. There is only one colony of people here, the rest died out in a plague  years ago, and this was a dying race.

Arn disappeared a week ago, and I thought he had been killed, but he turned up in the village this morning.

November 12.

Fire destroyed two of the houses in the square —

November 13.

I knew there would be trouble. We elected a council to rule and already there is trouble. They want a eommunalist state like the one on Terra. Can’t they see that with so few, and on a strange world, we need some control?

People are adjusting the sleep cycle pretty well to the 29-hour day. I still find it hard. I'm not as young as I used to be.

December 10th.

Conner made a teleradio. Has communicated with Terra. I ordered him put in confinement and Arn and a few others marched on the prison and set him free.
Heaven grant the mad fool doesn’t try to contact Venus.

December 18th.

The council has been dissolved. Have they forgotten they promised to let me guide them? It was I led them away. They have no knowledge. Arn has promised me safety if I stay clear. But what chaos will his rule bring?

December 23.

Manazu came to me secretly last night. He asked if it was with my consent that the village had spread to the native cavetown. I told him no, that I had no more power.

January 9, 2018.

A new year back on Solar planets. Here, nothing. I appealed to them to let the natives alone. They voted to take over the cavetown. I pleaded and then forbade. As a result I am imprisoned here and owe my life to a single vote.

I do not blame the people. The system never taught them wisdom in ruling, and they want to be free all at once rather than be gradually educated to it. They resented even my restraint, which was not much. What will become of us? There is only chaos here, and we had such high hopes —

February 12th.

The natives struck back. They have us in siege here. I am in my old command, but is it too late?

February 18th.

We can’t hold out any longer.

I tried to surrender. Manazu promised that if we left their city in peace and turned Conner and Arn over to them, we could go free. Heaven knows those two should pay the price, but I can’t agree to that —

February 25th.

Conner and his doubly-damned radio signals have given us away and Venus Fleetships are on their way here.

Arn insisted on a last stand against the natives, rather than placating them. We lost all but four men. Natives now twenty to our one. They’ll have us soon.

March 2nd.

Tele showed Fleetships only three days away. If we could make peace with the natives they would shelter us in the Cavetown. Arn was killed today.

March 4th.

Fleet ships will come tomorrow, have made a last appeal. Opinion hopelessly divided. No use.

March 5th.

This is the end. We might have found a refuge, but it would take a stronger leader than I, and a group of people willing to submit. It was not that I wished to rule. Arn and Conner had nothing to offer in place of my leadership except a nominal freedom. Freedom takes preparation and that, they did not have. We should have worked slowly toward that.

Freedom is the most dangerous of gifts. It is my fault, for I promised them freedom, where all I could really give them was a change of leaders and a little chance to work toward the slow coming of freedom. But to the minds of these born to slavery, the word freedom means only license — a lack of responsibility. I think they are com —

The manuscript ends here abruptly, and lying beside it we found a pen, still uncapped. We can only guess at the rest.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Current Science Fiction Magazines

Here is your destination for all magazines currently printing science fiction stories. Please inform me if you know of a magazine that publishes SF in English that I am missing, or if any of this information is erroneous. I'm more than happy to add to and correct this list.

Asimov's Science Fiction (ASF)
Science Fiction
Print or digital
1-year subscription (domestic): $34.97
Publishes science fiction exclusively, my kind of magazine!

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (ASFF)
Science Fiction
Print or digital
1-year subscription (domestic): $34.97
Publishes science fiction exclusively.

Aphelion the Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy (AWSFF)
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publishes fantasy and science fiction in about a 2:1 ratio. The archive section is extensive and free. I'm not familiar with any of their authors.

Abyss & Apex (A&A)
Speculative fiction
Rarely publishes science fiction, but when it does it tends to be of good quality.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF)
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Space and Time Magazine (STM)
Science Fiction

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Strange Horizons (SH)
Speculative fiction; has a few SF stories, available for free, but mostly publishes other genres.

Clarkesworld Magazine (CM)
Complete SF short stories available.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies (BCS)
Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Speculative fiction
Print, online stories available.

Daily Science Fiction (DSF)
Stories are mostly SF, but very short. They are willing to publish anyone with an idea, thus some pretty obscure names are here.
Digital and online.

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Complete stories available.

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Complete stories available.

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Complete stories and even novels available for free.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome to Science Fiction Resurrection

Spotlighting Forgotten SF Authors and Their Works

Much wonderful science fiction has been written for the last hundred years or so, but the great majority of it has been forgotten or is no longer read today. Fans, if they read any work written last century, usually limit themselves to award winners. Maybe a few dig down for the slightly less well-known works of their favorite one or two authors. Many academics consider the science fiction genre as ephemeral, unworthy of study, and view the demise of its authors’ works as proof. They're mistaken, of course. Any person with imagination and insight into human nature can easily predict that in 2250, twentieth century science fiction will still be read. Why? Science fiction engages the imagination, pure and simple. Many of the older works of science fiction still make for great reading, but have become forgotten. They are not lost! They only await rediscovery.

Science Fiction Resurrection serves as a vehicle for recovering lost works of science fiction. I hope this site becomes an indispensable source of news to you, a way to rediscover authors and their works, a source you just can't find elsewhere. Not only will you find book reviews here, but I do original research, write bibliographies, literary biographies of authors, conduct analysis of genres and subgenres, write essays that overview periods, look into obscure magazines, showcase SF artists, SF authors, delve into other SF media. I may even post audio interviews of living authors that I conduct. This website is the vehicle for me to express my passion about science fiction’s glorious history. So sit back, strap up, and read on!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Major Science Fiction Authors

This list of the biggest-selling science fiction novelists aims to be comprehensive. My goal is to include every science fiction author who has written at least one science fiction novel and whose science fiction novels have a total of at least 500 Goodreads (GR) ratings. The resulting list in no way reflects quality, but does provide all widely-read (or top-selling) authors. Since not many readers delve much into older works, the list is necessarily skewed in favor of more recent SF authors.

The list is ordered alphabetically by author surname, followed by the dates the author lived, the number (in the thousands) of how many GR ratings their SF novels have received, and their top three rated SF novels. In the future I will add more novels than the top three if their fourth, fifth, and so-on has at least 1000 GR ratings. I'm the only compiler of this list, so there's bound to be mistakes and omissions in it, hard as I try to keep everything correct. If you spot one, or several, I'd be so grateful if you'd let me know.


Dafydd ab Hugh (born 1960) 5 Knee-Deep in the Dead (with Brad Linaweaver), The Final Fury, Hell on Earth (with Brad Linaweaver)

Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838–1926) 46 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Kōbō Abe (1924–1993) 31 The Face of Another; Inter Ice Age 4; Beyond the Curve

Dan Abnett (born 1965) 172 Horus Rising, Eisenhorn, Legion

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) 2,360 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything

Robert Adams (1932–1990) 8 The Coming of the Horseclans, Swords of the Horseclans, Revenge of the Horseclans

Ann Aguirre (born 1970) 195 Enclave, Outpost, Horde

Jerry Ahern (1946–2012) 6 Total War, The Nightmare Begins, The Quest

Alan Burt Akers (1921–2005) 2 Transit to Scorpio, The Suns of Scorpio, Warrior of Scorpio

Brian Aldiss (1925–2017) 173 Non-Stop, Helliconia Spring, Hothouse

Roger MacBride Allen (born 1957) 29 Ambush at Corellia, Showdown at Centerpoint, Assault at Selonia

Steve Alten (born 1959) 46 MEG, The Trench. The Loch

Kingsley Amis (1922–1995) 40 The Alteration

Charlie Jane Anders (birth date unknown, estimate 1980) 44 All the Birds in the Sky, Rock Manning Goes for Broke

Kevin J. Anderson (born 1962) 393 Jedi Search, Dark Apprentice, Champions of the Force

Poul Anderson (1926–2001) 105 Tau Zero, The Boat of a Million Years, The High Crusade

Piers Anthony (born 1934) 607 Split Infinity, Refugee, Macroscope

Christopher Anvil (1925–2009) 3 Pandora’s Legions, Interstellar Patrol, Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity

K. A. Applegate (born 1956) 182 The Invasion, The Visitor, The Encounter

Nathan Archer (born 1954) 3 Ragnarok, Predator: Concrete Jungle, Predator: Cold War

Eleanor Arnason (born 1942) 5 A Woman of the Iron People, Ring of Swords, Mammoths of the Great Plains

Catherine Asaro (born 1955) 28 Primary Inversion, The Quantum Rose, Catch the Lightning

Neal Asher (born 1961) 81 Gridlinked, Brass Man, The Line of Polity

Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) 1,720 Foundation; I, Robot; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation; The Caves of Steel; Foundation's Edge; Prelude to Foundation; Foundation and Earth; The Gods Themselves; Forward the Foundation; The End of Eternity; The Naked Sun; The Robots of Dawn; Nightfall (with Robert Silverberg); Robots and Empire; Fantastic Voyage; Pebble in the Sky; The Stars, Like Dust; The Currents of Space; Nemesis; The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories; Earth Is Room Enough; The Positronic Man (with Robert Silverberg); Nine Tomorrows; The Martian Way and Other Stories; Azazel; The Ugly Little Boy (with Robert Silverberg); Tales of the Black Widowers; Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain; The Winds of Change and Other Stories; Asimov's Mysteries; The Edge of Tomorrow; More Tales of the Black Widowers

Janet Asimov (born 1926) 6 Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot, Norby's Other Secret, Norby and the Lost Princess

Robert Asprin (1946–2008) 174 Phule's Company, Phule’s Paradise, A Phule and His Money

A. A. Attanasio (born 1951) 7 Radix, The Last Legends of Earth, In Other Worlds

Margaret Atwood (born 1939) 1,943 The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood


Paolo Bacigalupi (born 1972) 160 The Windup Girl, Ship Breaker, The Water Knife

Kage Baker (1952–2010) 39 In the Garden of Iden, Sky Coyote, Mendoza in Hollywood

J.G. Ballard (1930–2009) 125 Crash, High-Rise, The Drowned World

Edwin Balmer (1883–1959) 2 When Worlds Collide (with Philip Wylie); After Worlds Collide (with Philip Wylie); Waylaid by Wireless: A Suspicion, a Warning, a Sporting Proposition, and a Transatlantic Pursuit; Flying Death

Iain M. Banks (1954–2013) 317 Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons

John Barnes (born 1957) 19 Mother of Storms, Directive 51, A Million Open Doors

Steven Barnes (born 1952) 33 The Cestus Deception, Lion’s Blood, The Hive

William Barton (born 1950) 2 Iris, Acts of Conscience, When Heaven Fell

Stephen Baxter (born 1957) 217 Manifold: Time, The Time Ships, Proxima

Barrington J. Bayley (1937–2008) 1 Eye of Terror, The Fall of Chronopolis, The Soul of the Robot

Elizabeth Bear (born 1971) 279 Karen Memory, Hammered, Dust

Greg Bear (born 1951) 500 Foundation and Chaos, Eon, The Forge of God

Edward Bellamy (1850–1898) 4 Looking Backward: 2000-1887, Equality

Alexander Belyaev (1884–1942) 9 The Amphibian, Professor Dowell’s Head

Gregory Benford (born 1941) Foundation’s Fear, Timescape, In the Ocean of the Night

Alfred Bester (1913–1987) 76 The Stars My Destination, The Demolished Man, The Computer Connection

John Gregory Betancourt (born 1963) 24 Infection, Incident at Arbuk, The Heart of the Warrior

Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (1923–2002) Monument, The Still, Small Voice of  Trumpets, All the Colors of Darkness

John Birmingham (born 1964) 26 Weapons of Choice, Designated Targets, Final Impact

David Bischoff (born 1951) 12 Aliens vs. Predator: Hunter's Planet, Grounded, Aliens: Genocide           

Michael Bishop (born 1945) 7 No Enemy But Time, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas, Brittle Innings

Terry Bisson (born 1942) 31 They're Made Out of Meat, The Fight to Survive, Crossfire

Malorie Blackman (born 1962) 103 Noughts & Crosses, Knife Edge, Checkmate

James Blish (1921–1975) 46 A Case of Conscience, Star Trek 1, They Shall Have Stars

Pierre Boulle (1912–1994) 36 Planet of the Apes, Garden on the Moon

Ben Bova (born 1932) 66 Mars, Jupiter, Venus

Leigh Brackett (1915–1978) 17 The Long Tomorrow, The Sword of Rhiannon, The Ginger Star

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) 1975 Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man

Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930–1999) 412 Darkover Landfall, Hawkmistress!, Stormqueen!

David Brin (born 1950) 179 The Postman, Startide Rising, The Uplift War

Terry Brooks (born 1944) 729 The Phantom Menace

John Brosnan (1947–2005) 1 The Sky Lords, War of the Sky Lords, The Fall of the Sky Lords    

Eric Brown (born 1960) 18 Helix, Necropath, Xenopath

Fredric Brown (1906–1972) 23 Martians, Go Home, What Mad Universe, The Mind Thing

John Brunner (1934–1995) 54 Stand on Zanzibar; The Sheep Look Up; The Shockwave Rider

Tobias S. Buckell (born 1979) 33 Halo: The Cole Protocol, Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, Crystal Rain

Algis Budrys (1931–2008) 8 Rogue Moon, Who?, Michaelmas

Lois McMaster Bujold (born 1949) Barrayar, Shards of Honour, The Warrior's Apprentice

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) 273 Heart of a Dog, The Fatal Eggs

Kir Bulychev (1934–2003) 6 Alice: The Girl from Earth

Chris Bunch (1943–2005) 8 Star Risk Ltd., The Last Legion, Firemask

Katharine Burdekin (1896-1963) 1 Swastika Night, The End of This Day’s Business, Proud Man

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) 520 A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, 1985

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) 239 A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, The Warlord of Mars

F. M. Busby (1921–2005) 2 Young Rissa, Star Rebel, Rissa and Tregare

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) 254 Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Dawn


Pat Cadigan (born 1953) 47 Synners, Tea from an Empty, Mindplayers

Martin Caidin (1927–1997) 7 Cyborg, Marooned, The Final Countdown

John W. Campbell, Jr. (1910–1971) 19 Who Goes There?, The Black Star Passes, Islands of Space

Karel Čapek (1890–1938) 32 War with the Newts, R.U.R., Krakatit

Orson Scott Card (born 1951) 2,391 Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Ender’s Shadow

Lin Carter (1930–1988) 37 Jandar of Callisto, Sky Pirates of Callisto, Black Legion of Callisto

Jeffrey Carver (born 1949) 6 Neptune Crossing, Battlestar Galactica, Strange Attractors
Jack L. Chalker (1944–2005) Midnight at the Well of Souls, The River of Dancing Gods, Quest for the Well of Souls

Becky Chambers (born 1985) 74 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A Closed and Common Orbit, Record of a Spaceborn Few

A. Bertram Chandler (1912–1984) 2 The Road to the Rim, Spartan Planet, The Big Black

Suzy McKee Charnas (born 1939) 10 Walk to the End of the World, Motherlines, The Furies

C. J. Cherryh (born 1942) 169 Downbelow Station, Cyteen, Foreigner

John Christopher (1922–2012) 42 The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead, The Pool of Fire

Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) 942 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End

Jo Clayton (1939–1998) 6 Diadem from the Stars, Drinker of Souls, Lamarchos

Hal Clement (1922–2003) 14 Mission of Gravity, Needle, Iceworld

Mark Clifton (1906–1963) 2 They’d Rather Be Right, Eight Keys to Eden,When They Come from Space

Ernest Cline (born 1972) 774 Ready Player One, Armada, Untitled

Allan Cole (born 1943) [with Chris Bunch] 9 Sten, The Wolf Worlds, The Court of a Thousand Suns

Eoin Colfer (born 1965) 1,262 And Another Thing...

Suzanne Collins (born 1962) 10,256 The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

Michael G. Coney (1932–2005) 1 Hello Summer, Goodbye, Friends Come in Boxes, The Celestial Steam Locomotive

Glen Cook (born 1944) 212 Shadowline, Starfishers, Stars’ End

Brenda Cooper (born 1960) 16 Edge of Dark, The Silver Ship and the Sea, The Creative Fire

Edmund Cooper (1926–1982) 2 The Overman Culture, Transit, Sea-Horse in the Sky

James S. A. Corey 119 Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate

Richard Cowper (1926–2002) 1 The Road to Corlay, The Twilight of Briareus, Clone

Michael Crichton (1942–2008) 2,175 Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Timeline

A.C. Crispin (1950-2013) 52 The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn

John Crowley (born 1942) 29 Engine Summer, Beasts, The Deep

Andrew Crumey (born 1961) 1 Mobius Dick, Pfitz, Sputnik Caledonia

Julie E. Czerneda (born 1955) 18 A Thousand Words for Stranger, Survival, Beholder's Eye


Brian Daley (1947–1996) 14 Han Solo at Stars' End, The Han Solo Adventures, Han Solo's Revenge

John Dalmas (born 1926) 2 The Regiment, The Lion of Farside, The White Regiment

James Dashner (born 1972) 1,859 The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure

Tony Daniel (born 1963) 7 Metaplanetary, The Heretic, Superluminal

Maurice G. Dantec (born 1959) 1 Babylon Babies, Cosmos Incorporated, Grand Junction

Dennis Danvers (born 1947) 1 Circuit of Heaven, End of Days, The Watch

Clark Darlton (1920–2005) 2 Invasion from Space, Escape to Venus, The Rebels of Tuglan

Peter David (born 1956) 259 Imzadi, Q-Squared, Q-in-Law

L. Sprague de Camp (1907–2000) 54 Lest Darkness Fall, Rogue Queen, Cosmic Manhunt

James De Mille (1833–1880) 1 A Strange Manuscript found in a Copper Cylinder

Marianne de Pierres (born 1961) 5 Nylon Angel, Code Noir, Peacemaker

John DeChancie (born 1946) 7 Starrigger, Red Limit Freeway, Paradox Alley

Lester del Rey (1915–1993) 26 The Runaway Robot, Police Your Planet, Nerves

Samuel R. Delany (born 1942) 72 Babel-17, Dhalgren, Nova

Paul Di Filippo (born 1954) 24 The Steampunk Trilogy, Fuzzy Dice, A Year in the Linear City

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) 913 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, A Scanner Darkly

Terrance Dicks (born 1935) 23 Doctor Who: Timewyrm-Exodus, Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen, Doctor Who: The Eight Doctors        

Gordon R. Dickson (1923–2001) 49 Dorsai!, Tactics of Mistake, Soldier, Ask Not

William C. Dietz (born 1945) 31 Halo: The Flood, Legion of the Damned, Mass Effect: Deception

J.M. Dillard (born 1954) 13 The Lost Years, First Contact, Star Trek Generations

Thomas M. Disch (1940–2008) 26 Camp Concentration, The Genocides, 334

Cory Doctorow (born 1971) 175 Little Brother, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Homeland

Stephen R. Donaldson (born 1947) 236 The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story, The Gap into Vision: Forbidden Knowledge, The Gap into Power: A Dark and Hungry God Arises

Ian Douglas (born 1950) 32 Earth Strike, Center of Gravity, Singularity

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) 1,634 The Lost World, The Doings of Raffles Haw, The Best Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle

Debra Doyle (born 1952) 7 [with James D. Macdonald] The Price of the Stars, Starpilot's Grave, By Honor Betray'd

David Drake (born 1945) 127 Hammer's Slammers, With the Lightnings, Lt. Leary, Commanding

Diane Duane (born 1952) 128 Virtual Vandals, Spock’s World, Dark Mirror


George Alec Effinger (1947–2002) 36 When Gravity Fails, A Fire in the Sun, The Exile Kiss       

Greg Egan (born 1961) 47 Permutation City, Diaspora, Quarantine

Suzette Haden Elgin (born 1936) 5 Native Son, The Judas Rose, Earthsong

Harlan Ellison (1934–2018) 162 Phoenix without Ashes, The Man with Nine Lives, Doomsman

Carol Emshwiller (born 1921) 35 The Mount, The Secret City

M. J. Engh (born 1933) 1 Arslan, Rainbow Man, Wheel of the Winds

Steven Erikson (born 1959) 364 The Devil Delivered, Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart: A Novel of First Contact

Andreas Eschbach (born 1959) 17 The Carpet Makers

Kelley Eskridge (born 1960) 2 Solitaire


Michel Faber (born 1960) The Book of Strange New Things, Under the Skin

Jane S. Fancher (born 1952) 1 Groundties, Uplink, Harmonies of the 'Net

Philip José Farmer (1918–2009) 95 To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Fabulous Riverboat, The Dark Design

Cynthia Felice (born 1942) 1 [with Connie Willis] Promised Land, Water Witch, Light Raid

Brad Ferguson (born 1953) 2 A Flag Full of Stars, Crisis on Centaurus, The Last Stand

Sheila Finch (born 1935) 3 The Guild of Xenolinguists, Reading the Bones, The Garden of the Shaped

Jack Finney (1911–1995) 45 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Time and Again, From Time to Time

Nicholas Fisk (1923–2016) 1 Grinny, Trillions, A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair

Eric Flint (born 1947) 113 1632, [with David Weber] 1633, 1634 The Baltic War

Michael Flynn (born 1947) 12 Eifelheim, The January Dancer, Firestar

John M. Ford (1957–2006) 14 The Final Reflection, How Much for Just the Planet?, The Dragon Waiting

William R. Forstchen (born 1950) 88 Rally Cry, Pillar to the Sky, The Forgotten War

Robert L. Forward (1932–2002) 9 Dragon's Egg, Starquake, Flight of the Dragonfly

Alan Dean Foster (born 1946) 194 Alien, A New Hope, The Force Awakens

Karen Joy Fowler (born in 1950) 175 Sarah Canary

Gardner Francis Fox (1911–1986) 23 Escape Across the Cosmos, Beyond the Black Enigma, Five Weeks in a Balloon

Randall Frakes (born 1947) 3 The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

James Frey (born 1969) 280 The Calling, Sky Key, Rules of the Game

C. S. Friedman (born 1957) 60 This Alien Shore, The Madness Season

Esther Friesner (born 1951) 89 Warchild, To Storm Heaven, The Sherwood Game


Daniel F. Galouye (1920–1976) 1 Dark Universe, Simulacron 3, Lords of the Psychon

James Alan Gardner (born 1955) 9 Expendable, All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault, Vigilant        

Richard Garfinkle (born 1961) 3 Celestial Matters, All of an Instant, Wayland's Principia

Randall Garrett (1927–1987) 10 Lord Darcy, The Gandalara Cycle, Pagan Passions

W. Michael Gear (born 1955) 56 Requiem for the Conqueror, Starstrike, The Warriors of Spider

Mary Gentle (born 1956) 10 Golden Witchbreed, A Sundial in a Grave, Ancient Light

David Gerrold (born 1944) 31 The Man Who Folded Himself, A Matter for Men, Encounter at Farpoint

Gary Gibson (born 1965) 9 Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light

William Gibson (born 1948) 525 Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition, Count Zero

Dmitry Glukhovsky (born 1979) 53 Metro 2033, Metro 2034, Metro 2035

Parke Godwin (1929–2013) 10 Waiting for the Galactic Bus, The Snake Oil Wars or Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again, [with Marvin Kaye] The Masters of Solitude

Tom Godwin (1915–1980) The Survivors, The Space Barbarians, Beyond Another Sun

Kathleen Ann Goonan (born 1952) 5 Queen City Jazz, In War Times, Crescent City Rhapsody

James Goss (born 1974) 17 Doctor Who: Summer Falls, Doctor Who: Dead Air, Doctor Who: Dead of Winter

Ron Goulart (born 1933) 8 Capricorn One, Battlestar Galactica 8: Greetings From Earth, After Things Fell Apart

Steven Gould (born 1955) 35 Jumper, Reflex, Impulse

Charles L. Grant (1942–2006) 21 Whirlwing, The X-Files: Goblins, The Shadow of Alpha

Rob Grant (birth date unknown, estimate 1954) 13 Backwards, Incompetence, Colony

Roland J. Green (born 1944) 14 [with John F Carr] Great Kings' War, Squadron Alert, Division of the Spoils

Simon R. Green (born 1955) 261 Deathstalker, Deathstalker Rebellion, Mistworld

Colin Greenland (born 1954) 13 Take Back Plenty, Harm's Way, Seasons of Plenty

Lois H. Gresh (born 1965) 18 [with Robert E. Weinberg] The Termination Node, Blood and Ice, TechnoLife 2020: A Day in the World of Tomorrow

George Chetwynd Griffith (1857–1906) 1 The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror, A Honeymoon in Space, The Outlaws of the Air

Nicola Griffith (born 1960) 22 Ammonite, Slow River

Jon Courtenay Grimwood (born 1953) 8 Pashazade, Effendi, Felaheen

Ken Grimwood (1944–2003) 25 Replay, Breakthrough, Elise

James E. Gunn (born 1923) 9 Transcendental, The Listeners, The Joy Machine


P. J. Haarsma (born 1964) 2 Virus on Orbis 1, Betrayal on Orbis 2, Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3

Karen Haber (born 1955) 17 Bless the Beasts, [with Robert Silverberg] The Mutant Season, Mutant Prime

Jack C. Haldeman II (1941–2002) 1 Perry's Planet, High Steel, Vector Analysis

Joe Haldeman (born 1943) 119 The Forever War, Forever Peace, The Accidental Time Machine

Barbara Hambly (born 1951) 134 Children of the Jedi, Planet of Twilight, Ishmael

Edmond Hamilton (1904–1977) 10 City at World's End, The Star Kings, Starwolf

Peter F. Hamilton (born 1960) 285 Pandora's Star, The Reality Dysfunction, Judas Unchained

Elizabeth Hand (born 1957) 34 Maze of Deception, Pursuit, Winterlong

Charles L. Harness (1915–2005) 1 The Paradox Men, The Rose, Ring of Ritornel

Harry Harrison (1925–2012) 120 The Stainless Steel Rat, Deathworld 1, Make Room! Make Room!

M. John Harrison (born 1945) 26 Light, Viriconium, Nova Swing

Simon Hawke (born 1951) 10 The Romulan Prize, The Ivanhoe Gambit, Blaze of Glory

Robert A. Heinlein (1907–88) 1,004 Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Zenna Henderson (1917–83) 5 Pilgrimage: The Book of the People, The People: No Different Flesh, Holding Wonder

Brian Herbert (born 1947) 152 [all with Kevin J. Anderson] House Atreides, The Butlerian Jihad, House Harkonnen

Frank Herbert (1920–86) 1,058 Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune

Tracy Hickman (born 1955) 580 Speed of Darkness, The Immortals, [with Margaret Weis] Starshield: Sentinels

Douglas Arthur Hill (born 1935) 2 Galactic Warlord, Deathwing Over Veynaa, Day of the Starwind

James Hilton (1900-1954) 26 Lost Horizon

Christopher Hinz (born 1951) 2 Liege-Killer, Ash Ock, The Paratwa (Paratwa Saga #3)

Russell Hoban (1925-2011) 96 Riddley Walker, The Medusa Frequency, Fremder

William Hope Hodgson (1877–1918) 18 The House on the Borderland, Carnacki, the Ghost Finder, The Night Land

James P. Hogan (1941–2010) 17 Inherit the Stars, The Gentle Giants of Ganymede, Giants' Star

Robert Holdstock (1948–2009) 15 Where the Time Winds Blow, Eye Among the Blind, Earthwind

Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) 31 Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber

Hugh Howey (born 1975) 528 Wool, Shift, Dust

Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) 5 The Black Cloud, [with John Elliot] A for Andromeda,
October the First Is Too Late

L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86) 52 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, The Invaders Plan, Black Genesis

Tanya Huff (born 1957) 162 Valor’s Choice, The Better Part of Valor, The Heart of Valor

Monica Hughes (1925–2003) 9 Invitation to the Game, The Keeper of the Isis Light, Devil on My Back

Kameron Hurley (born 1980) 23 The Stars Are Legion, God's War, The Mirror Empire

Stephen Hunt (born 1966) 9 The Court of the Air, The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, The Rise of the Iron Moon

Dave Hutchinson (born 1960) 5 Europe in Autumn, Europe at Midnight, Europe in Winter

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) 1,484 Brave New World, Island, Ape and Essence


Dean Ing (born 1931) 8 The Ransom of Black Stealth One, Systemic Shock, Single Combat

Kazuo Ishiguro (born 1954) 693 Never Let Me Go

Emmi Itäranta (born 1979) 5 Memory of Water


P. D. James (1920-2014) 331 The Children of Men

N. K. Jemisin (born 1972) 265 Mass Effect: Initiation

P. C. Jersild (born 1935) 1 A Living Soul, After the Flood

K. W. Jeter (born 1950) 24 The Mandalorian Armor, Slave Ship, [with Timothy Zahn] Hard Merchandise

George Clayton Johnson (1929–2015) 9 [with William F. Nolan] Logan’s Run

Kenneth C. Johnson (born 1942) 11 The Man of Legends, The Darwin Variant, V: The Second Generation

D. F. Jones (1918–1981) 1 Colossus, The Fall of Colossus, Earth Has Been Found

Gwyneth Jones (born 1952) 11 Bold as Love, Life, White Queen

Raymond F. Jones (1915–1994) 1 This Island Earth, The Year When Stardust Fell, The Alien

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) 480 The Homeward Bounders, A Tale of Time City, Hexwood


Janet Kagan (1946–2008) 4 Uhura's Song, Hellspark, Mirabile

Colin Kapp (1928–2007) 1 Patterns Of Chaos, The Chaos Weapon, The Ion War

Drew Karpyshyn (born 1971) 83 Path of Destruction, Rule of Two, Dynasty of Evil

Andrew Keith (1958-1999) 1 Blood of Heroes, Heart of the Tiger, March or Die

James Patrick Kelly (born 1951) 25 Burn, Mother Go, Think Like a Dinosaur

Steven L. Kent (born 1960) 10 The Clone Republic, Rogue Clone, The Clone Alliance

Katharine Kerr (born 1944) 80 Polar City Blues, Polar City Nightmare, Resurrection

John Kessel (born 1950) 12 The Moon and the Other, Pride and Prometheus, Corrupting Dr. Nice

Alexander Key (1904–1979) 6 Escape to Witch Mountain, The Forgotten Door, The Case of the Vanishing Boy

Daniel Keyes (1927–2014) 427 Flowers for Algernon, The Touch

Greg Keyes (born 1963) 60 Conquest, The New Jedi Order, Rebirth, The Final Prophecy

Caitlín R. Kiernan (born 1964) 82 Agents of Dreamland, Black Helicopters, The Dry Salvages

Sara King (born 1982) 27 Forging Zero, Zero Recall, Zero's Return

Stephen King (born 1947) 12,239 The Stand, 11/22/63, Under the Dome

T. Jackson King (born 1948) 1 Star Vigilante, Battlestar, Escape From Aliens

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) 336 The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling

Annette Curtis Klause (born 1953) 57 Alien Secrets

Donald Kingsbury (born 1929) 3 Courtship Rite, Psychohistorical Crisis, The Moon Goddess and the Son

Gérard Klein (born 1937) 1 The Overlords of War, The Day Before Tomorrow, The Mote in Time’s Eye

Nigel Kneale (1922-2006) 2 Quatermass, Quatermass and the Pit, The Quatermass Experiment

Damon Knight (1922–2002) 37 The People Maker, Hell’s Pavement, CV

E. E. Knight (born 1965) 39 Way of the Wolf, Choice of the Cat, Tale of the Thunderbolt

Dean R. Koontz (born 1945) 61 Demon Seed, Star Quest, Beastchild

Tom Kratman (born 1956) 14 A Desert Called Peace, Carnifex, Caliphate

Nancy Kress (born 1948) 78 Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers, After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall

Michael P. Kube-McDowell (born 1954) 20 Before the Storm, Shield of Lies, Tyrant's Test

Michael Kurland (born 1938) 2 The Unicorn Girl, Pluribus, Star Griffin

Henry Kuttner (1915–1958) 25 The Last Mimzy, Fury, Robots Have No Tails


Mercedes Lackey (born 1950) 871 [with Anne McCaffrey] The Ship Who Searched, [with Marion Zimmer Bradley] Rediscovery: A Darkover Novel, [with C.J. Cherryh] Reap the Whirlwind

R.A. Lafferty (1914–2002) 20 Nine Hundred Grandmothers, Past Master, Fourth Mansions

Louis L'Amour (1908–1988) 295 The Haunted Mesa

David Langford (born 1953) 32 The Leaky Establishment, The Space Eater, An Account of a Meeting with Denizens of Another World 1871

Sterling E. Lanier (1927–2007) 1 Hiero's Journey, The Unforsaken Hiero, Menace Under Marswood

Glen A. Larson (1937-2014) 2 Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica 2: The Cylon Death Machine, The Tombs of Kobol

Keith Laumer (1925–1993) 35 The Compleat Bolo, Retief!, Worlds of the Imperium

Stephen R. Lawhead (born 1950) 130 Dream Thief, The Search for Fierra, The Siege of Dome

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) 834 The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven

Ann Leckie (born 1966) 136 Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, Ancillary Mercy

Fonda Lee (born 1979) 5 Exo, Zeroboxer, Cross Fire

Gentry Lee (born 1942) 54 Bright Messengers, Double Full Moon Night, The Tranquility Wars

Sharon Lee (born 1952) 55 Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, Fledgling

Tanith Lee (1947-2015) 157 Biting the Sun, The Birthgrave, Vazkor, Son of Vazkor

Yoon Ha Lee (born 1979) 27 Ninefox Gambit, Raven Stratagem, Revenant Gun

Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) 89 The Wanderer, Gather, Darkness!, A Specter is Haunting Texas

Murray Leinster (1896–1975) 15 Med Ship, A Logic Named Joe, Planets of Adventure

Stanisław Lem (1921–2006) 127 Solaris, The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy, The Star Diaries: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy

Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) 1,255 A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Edward M. Lerner (born 1949) 12 Energized, Small Miracles, Fools' Experiments
Milton Lesser - See Stephen Marlowe

Doris Lessing (1919–2013) 147 The Memoirs of a Survivor, Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta, Mara and Dann

Jonathan Lethem (born 1964) 163 Gun, With Occasional Music, As She Climbed Across the Table, Amnesia Moon

David D. Levine (born 1961) 8 Arabella of Mars, Arabella and the Battle of Venus, Arabella The Traitor of Mars

Paul Levinson (born 1947) 2 The Plot to Save Socrates, The Silk Code, The Consciousness Plague

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) 5,068 Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength

Shariann Lewitt (born 1954) 1 Interface Masque, Rebel Sutra, Memento Mori

Jacqueline Lichtenberg (born 1942) 5 House of Zeor, First Channel, Unto Zeor, Forever

Brad Linaweaver (born 1952) 7 Moon of Ice, Free Space, [with Dafydd ab Hugh] Knee-Deep in the Dead

David Lindsay (1876–1945) 3 A Voyage to Arcturus

Liu Cixin (born 1963) 161 The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death's End

Jack London (1876–1916) 635 The Iron Heel, The Scarlet Plague, Before Adam

Frank Belknap Long (1901–1994) 11 In Mayan Splendor, The Calm Man, The Man the Martians Made

Barry B. Longyear (born 1942) 2 Circus World, Sea of Glass, [with David Gerrold] Enemy Mine

Pittacus Lore 137 I Am Number Four, The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine

Jean Lorrah (born 1938) 9 The Vulcan Academy Murders, Metamorphosis, Survivors

Nathan Lowell (born 1952) 37 Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share

Lois Lowry (born 1937) 1,502 The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger

George Lucas (born 1944) 83 [with Donald F. Glut, James Kahn] The Star Wars Trilogy, [with Chris Claremont] Shadow Moon, [with Alan Dean Foster] A New Hope

Nicole Luiken (born 1971) 2 Violet Eyes, Angel Eyes, Golden Eyes

Sergey Lukyanenko (born 1968) 127 The Genome

Richard A. Lupoff (born 1935) 18 The Black Tower, The Final Battle, Space War Blues

Elizabeth A. Lynn (born 1946) 10 The Sardonyx Net, A Different Light

Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873) 8 The Coming Race


John D. MacDonald (1916–1986) 230 The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything, Wine of the Dreamers, Ballroom of the Skies

Ian R. MacLeod (born 1956) 11 The Light Ages, Song of Time, The House of Storms

Ken MacLeod (born 1954) 30 Cosmonaut Keep, The Star Fraction, Newton's Wake: A Space Opera

Barry N. Malzberg (born 1939) 21 Beyond Apollo, Galaxies, Herovit’s World

George R. R. Martin (born 1948) 4,838 The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, [with Lisa Tuttle] Windhaven

David Marusek (born 1951) 4 Counting Heads, Mind Over Ship, Getting to Know You

Richard Matheson (1926–2013) 303 I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time

Susan R. Matthews (born 1952) 4 An Exchange of Hostages, Prisoner of Conscience, Hour of Judgment

Julian May (1931-2017) 51 The Many-Coloured Land, The Golden Torc, Jack the Bodiless

Paul J. McAuley (born 1955) 2 Fairyland, Child of the River, Pasquale's Angel

Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011) 1,001 Dragonflight, Dragonsong, The White Dragon

Wil McCarthy (born 1966) 3 The Collapsium, Bloom, The Wellstone

Jack McDevitt (born 1935) 78 The Engines of God, Seeker, A Talent for War

Ian McDonald (born 1960) 41 River of Gods, The Dervish House, New Moon

Maureen F. McHugh (born 1959) 15 China Mountain Zhang, Mission Child, Nekropolis

Vonda McIntyre (born 1948) 54 Dreamsnake, The Crystal Star, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Kack McKinney 13 Genesis, Battle Cry, Homecoming

Sean McMullen (born 1948) 6 Souls in the Great Machine, The Miocene Arrow, Eyes of the Calculor

Mike McQuay (1949–1995) 2 Suspicion, Escape from New York, Memories

John Meaney (born 1951) 4 Paradox, Absorption, Context

R. M. Meluch (born 1956) 3 The Myriad, Wolf Star, The Sagittarius Command

Robert Merle (1908–2004) 13 The Day of the Dolphin, The Virility Factor

A. Merritt (1884–1943) 6 The Moon Pool, The Ship of Ishtar, Dwellers in the Mirage

Melinda Metz (born 1962) 29 The Outsider, The Wild One, The Seeker

Stephenie Meyer (born 1973) 9,597 The Host, The Seeker, The Soul

China Miéville (born 1972) 262 Perdido Street Station, The City & the City, The Scar

Victor Milan (1954–2018) 26 Close Quarters, From the Depths, Hearts of Chaos

Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1923–1996) 85 A Canticle for Leibowitz, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Dark Benediction

Syne Mitchell (born 1970) 3 The Changeling Plague, The Last Mortal Man, Technogenesis

Naomi Mitchison (1897–1999) 1 Memoirs of a Spacewoman, Solution Three, Not by Bread Alone

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (born 1943) 187 The Forever Hero, The Parafaith War, Adiamante

Elizabeth Moon (born 1945) 162 The Deed of Paksenarrion, Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Trading in Danger

Michael Moorcock (born 1939) 227 Behold the Man, The Dancers at the End of Time, The Warlord of the Air

C. L. Moore (1911–1987) 12 Northwest of Earth: The Complete Northwest Smith, [with Henry Kuttner] Earth’s Last Citadel, Vintage Season

Ward Moore (1903–1978) 1 Bring the Jubilee, Greener Than You Think, Lot and Lot’s Daughter

Daniel Keys Moran (born 1962) 14 Emerald Eyes, The Long Run: A Tale of the Continuing Time, The Last Dancer

Richard K. Morgan (born 1965) 160 Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, Woken Furies

Chris Moriarty (born 1968) 4 Spin State, Spin Control, Ghost Spin

Janet E. Morris (born 1946) 28 High Couch of Silistra, [with Chris Morris] The 40-Minute War, [with David Drake] Active Measures

James K. Morrow (born 1947) 18 This Is the Way the World Ends, City of Truth, Shambling Towards Hiroshima

Peter Morwood (born 1956) 4 Rules of Engagement, [with Diane Duane] Rihannsu #01: My Enemy, My Ally, The Romulan Way

Pat Murphy (born 1955) 15 The City, Not Long After, There and Back Again, Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell


Ramez Naam (birth date unknown, estimate 1970) 30 Nexus, Crux, Apex

Linda Nagata (born 1960) 10 The Red: First Light, The Trials, Going Dark

Doug Naylor (born 1955) 8 Last Human

Grant Naylor (joint pseudonym of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor) 39 Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, Better than Life

Annalee Newitz (born 1969) 10 Autonomous

Larry Niven (born 1938) 426 Ringworld, The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer

William F. Nolan (born 1928) 30 Logan's Run, Logan's World, Logan's Search

Jeff Noon (born 1957) 19 Vurt, Nymphomation, Pollen

Lisanne Norman (born 1951) 4 Turning Point, Fortune's Wheel, Fire Margins

Andre Norton (1912–2005) 140 Witch World, The Time Traders, Star Man's Son, 2250 A.D        

Alan E. Nourse (1928–1992) 3 Star Surgeon, The Bladerunner, The Universe Between

Philip Francis Nowlan (1888–1940) 1 Armageddon 2419 A.D., The Airlords of Han, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Eric S. Nylund (born 1964) 56 Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx


Robert C. O'Brien (1918–1973) 170 Z for Zachariah, A Report from Group 17

Mel Odom (born 1957) 31 Master Sergeant: The Makaum War: Book One, Android: Golem, Roswell: Shades

Nnedi Okorafor (born 1974) 106 Binti, Who Fears Death, Home

Kayla Olson (birth date unkown, estimate 1982) 2 The Sandcastle Empire, The Splintered Silence

Jerry Oltion (born 1957) 8 Twilight’s End, Mudd in Your Eye, Where Sea Meets Sky

Kathleen O’Malley (born 1955) 2 [with J.M. Dillard] Possession, [with A.C. Crispin] Silent Dances, Silent Songs

Rebecca Ore (born 1948) 1 Becoming Alien, Being Alien, Human to Human

George Orwell (1903–1950) 5,139 Nineteen Eighty-Four


David R. Palmer (born 1941) 1 Emergence, Threshold, Tracking

Edgar Pangborn (1909–1976) 2 Davy, A Mirror for Observers, West of the Sun

Alexei Panshin (born 1940) 4 Rite of Passage, Star Well, The Thurb Revolution

James Patterson (born 1947) 5,345 The Angel Experiment, School's Out—Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Stel Pavlou (born 1970) 2 Decipher, Gene, Daniel Coldstar #1: The Relic War

John Peel (born 1954) 11 Here There Be Dragons, Doctor Who: Timewyrm-Genesys, Doctor Who: War of the Daleks

Charles Pellegrino (born 1953) 4 Dust, Dyson Sphere, The Killing Star

Steve Perry (born 1947) 81 Shadows of the Empire, Aliens: Earth Hive, Men in Black

Marge Piercy (born 1936) 36 Woman on the Edge of Time, He, She and It, Dance the Eagle to Sleep

H. Beam Piper (1904–1964) 24 Little Fuzzy, Fuzzy Sapiens, Space Vikings

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) 1,139 The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

Frederik Pohl (1919–2013) 117 Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, The Space Merchants

Jerry Pournelle (1933–2017) 162 Falkenberg's Legion, King David's Spaceship, Janissaries

Gareth L. Powell (born 1970) 3 Embers of War, Ack-Ack Macaque, Hive Monkey

Tim Powers (born 1952) 63 The Anubis Gate, The Skies Discrowned, An Epitaph in Rust

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) 3,655 Strata, The Dark Side of the Sun, The Long Earth

Paul Preuss (born 1942) 2 Breaking Strain, Maelstrom, Hide and Seek

Christopher Priest (born 1943) 33 The Prestige, The Inverted World, The Affirmation


Daniel Quinn (1935-2018) 100 After Dachau


Ayn Rand (1905–1982) 787 Anthem

Hannu Rajaniemi (born 1978) 34 The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince, The Causal Angel

Bill Ransom (born 1945) 9 The Jesus Incident, The Lazarus Effect, The Ascension Factor

Robert Reed (born 1956) 26 Marrow, The Well of Stars, Sister Alice

Philip Reeve (born 1966) 93 Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold, Fever Crumb

Mike Resnick (born 1942) 5 Starship: Mutiny, Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, Starship: Pirate

Alastair Reynolds (born 1966) 222 Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, Chasm City,

Mack Reynolds (1917–1983) 5 Mission to Horatius, Ultima Thule, Galactic Medal of Honor

John Ringo (born 1963) 171 A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, Live Free or Die

Adam Roberts (born 1965) 18 Jack Glass, Yellow Blue Tibia, The Thing Itself

Keith Roberts (1935–2000) 6 Pavane, Anita, Kiteworld

Frank M. Robinson (1926–2014) 4 The Dark Beyond the Stars, Waiting, The Power

Jeanne Robinson (1948–2010) 1 Stardance, Starseed, Starmind

Kim Stanley Robinson (born 1952) 57 Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars

Spider Robinson (born 1948) 50 Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Callahan's Lady, Time Travellers Strictly Cash

Justina Robson (born 1968) 9 Keeping It Real, Selling Out, Going Under

Kelly Robson (birth date unknown, estimate 1990) Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

Joel Rosenberg (born 1954) 28 Ties of Blood and Silver, Emile and the Dutchman, Not for Glory
Christopher Rowley (born 1948) 5 Starhammer, The Military Form, Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model

Rudy Rucker (born 1946) 27 Software, Wetware, Postsingular

Kristine Kathryn Rusch (born 1960) 64 The New Rebellion, The Disappeared, X-Men

Joanna Russ (1937–2011) 27 Female Man, We Who Are About To…, Picnic on Paradise

Eric Frank Russell (1905–1978) 13 Wasp, Next of Kin, The Great Explosion

Mary Doria Russell (born 1950) 101 The Sparrow, Children of God

Richard Paul Russo (born 1954) 3 Ship of Fools, The Rosetta Codex, Destroying Angel

Geoff Ryman (born 1951) 16 Air, The Child Garden, Lust: Or No Harm Done


Fred Saberhagen (1930–2007) 62 Berserker, The Berserker Throne, Berserker Assassin

Carl Sagan (1934–1996) 356 Contact

Nick Sagan (born 1970) 5 Idlewild, Edenborn, Everfree

Pamela Sargent (born 1948) 9 The Shore of Women, Earthseed, A Fury Scorned

Robert J. Sawyer (born 1960) 107 Flash Forward, Hominids, Calculating God

John Scalzi (born 1969) 603 Old Man’s War, Redshirts, The Ghost Brigades

James H. Schmitz (1911–1974) 12 The Witches of Karres, TNT: Telzey Amberdon & Trigger Argee Together, The Hub: Dangerous Territory

Lawrence M. Schoen (born 1959) 3 Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard, The Moons of Barsk, Buffalito Destiny    

Karl Schroeder (born 1962) 18 Sun of Suns, Lockstep, Queen of Candesce

William Shatner (born 1931) 29 The Return, The Ashes of Eden, Avenger
Bob Shaw (1931–1996) 4 Orbitsville, The Ragged Astronauts, Other Days, Other Eyes

Nisi Shawl (born 1955) 8 Everfair

Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) 41 The Status Civilization, Immortality, Inc., Dimension of Miracles

Charles Sheffield (1935–2002) 12 Aftermath, Summertide, Cold as Ice

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) 1,025 Frankenstein, The Last Man

Lucius Shepard (1947-2014) 19 Life During Wartime, The Jaguar Hunter, Green Eyes

Joel Shepherd (born 1974) 14 Crossover, Renegade, Drysine Legacy

M. P. Shiel (1865–1947) 1 The Purple Cloud, This Above All, The Young Men Are Coming!

John Shirley (born 1953) 37 Bioshock: Rapture, Eclipse, City Come a-Walkin',

Robert Silverberg (born 1935) 176 Lord Valentine’s Castle, Dying Inside, Majipoor Chronicles

Clifford D. Simak (1904–1988) 70 Way Station, City, The Goblin Reservation

Dan Simmons (born 1948) 510 Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion

Johanna Sinisalo (born 1958) 10 The Core of the Sun

John Sladek (1937–2000) 10 Tik-Tok, Roderick, The Reproductive System

William Sleator (born 1945) 24 House of Stars, Interstellar Pig, The Boy Who Couldn’t Die

Joan Slonczewski (born 1956) 4 A Door into Ocean, Brain Plague, The Highest Frontier

Cordwainer Smith (1913–1966) 22 Nostrilia

Dean Wesley Smith (born 1950) 17 The Soldiers of Fear, Shadow, The Escape

E. E. “Doc” Smith (1890–1965) 33 Triplanetary, Galactic Patrol, Gray Lensman

L. Neil Smith (born 1946) 5 Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka

Michael Marshall Smith (born 1965) 51 Only Forward, Spares, One of Us

Norman Spinrad (born 1940) 26 Bug Jack Barron, The Iron Dream, The Void Captain's Tale        

Ryk E. Spoor (born 1962) 5 Digital Knight, Grand Central Arena, Spheres of Influence

Dana Stabenow (born 1952) 112 Second Star, A Handful of Stars, Red Planet Run

Brian Stableford (born 1948) 18 The Halcyon Draft, Inherit the Earth, Rhapsody in Black

Michael Stackpole (born 1957) 112 Rogue Squadron, I, Jedi, Wedge’s Gamble

Olaf Stapledon (1886–1950) 13 Star Maker, Last and First Men, Odd John

Christopher Stasheff (born 1944) 37 The Warlock in Spite of Himself, Escape Velocity The Warlock Unlocked

John Steakley (1951-2010) 18 Armor

Allen Steele (born 1958) 22 Coyote, Arkwright, Coyote Rising

Neal Stephenson (born 1959) 708 Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

Bruce Sterling (born 1954) 115 Islands in the Net, Schismatrix Plus, Heavy Weather

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) 945 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

G. Harry Stine (1928–1997) 1 The Abode of Life, Space Doctor, Warbird

S. M. Stirling (born 1953) 144 Dies the Fire, The Protector's War, Island in the Sea of Time

Charles Stross (born 1964) 209 Accelerando, Atrocity Archives, Singularity Sky

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ((1925–1991) and (1933–2012) respectively) 88/65 Roadside Picnic, Hard to Be a God, The Snail on the Slope

Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) 74 More Than Human, The Dreaming Jewels, Venus Plus X

Daniel Suarez (born 1964) 86 Daemon, Freedom, Influx

Michael Swanwick (born 1950) 69 Stations of the Tide, Vacuum Flowers, Bones of the Earth


Andrius Tapinas (born 1977) 2 Hour of the Wolf

Dennis E. Taylor (birth date unknown, estimate 1960) 80 We Are Legion – We Are Bob, For We Are Many, All These Worlds

Travis S. Taylor (born 1968) 14 Warp Speed, One Day on Mars, The Quantum Connection

Adrian Tchaikovsky (born 1972) 29 Children of Time, Dogs of War, The Expert System’s Brother

Sheri S. Tepper (born 1929) 11 The Gate to Women’s Country, Grass, The Family Tree

Walter Tevis (1928–1984) 14 Mockingbird, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Steps of the Sun

Robert Thurston (born 1936) 5 Way of the Clans, Bloodname, Falcon Guard

Lavie Tidhar (born 1976) 25 Central Station, The Bookman, Osama           

Patrick Tilley (born 1928) 5 Cloud Warrior, First Family, Iron Master

James Tiptree Jr. (1915–1987) 18 Brightness Falls from the Air, Up the Walls of the World

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883-1945) 10 Aelita, The Garin Death Ray

Karen Traviss (birth date unknown, estimate 1968) 75 Hard Contact, Sacrifice, Bloodlines

E. C. Tubb (1919–2010) 7 The Winds of Gath, Derai, Toyman

Wilson Tucker (1914–2006) 3 The Year of the Quiet Sun, The Long Loud Silence, The Lincoln Hunters

George Turner (1916–1997) 1 Drowning Towers, Brain Child, Genetic Soldier

Harry Turtledove (born 1949) 136 The Guns of the South, In the Balance, How Few Remain

Lisa Tuttle (born 1952) 43 Windhaven, Lost Futures

John Twelve Hawks (born ?) 21 The Traveler, The Dark River, The Golden City

Kathy Tyers (born 1952) 41 The Truce at Bakura, Balance Point, Firebird


Jack Vance (1916–2013) 70 The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Emphyrio

Jeff VanderMeer (born 1968) 259 Anihillation, Authority, Acceptance

James Van Pelt (born 1954) 5 Summer of the Apocalypse, Strangers and Beggars, Pandora’s Gun

A. E. van Vogt (1912–2000) 38 The Weapon Shops of Isher, The World of Null-A, Slan

Robert E. Vardeman (born 1947) 7 The Klingon Gambit, Mutiny on the Enterprise, The War of Powers  

John Varley (born 1947) 43 Titan, Wizard, Demon

Jules Verne (1828–1905) 646 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838-1889) 2 Tomorrow’s Eve

Joan D. Vinge (born 1948) 27 The Snow Queen, The Summer Queen, Psion

Vernor Vinge (born 1944) 113 A Fire Upon the Deep, A Deepness in the Sky, Rainbows End     

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922–2007) 2,204 Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle, The Sirens of Titan


Leslie Waller (1923-2007) 11 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (acknowledged ghost writer for Steven Spielberg)

Jo Walton (born 1964) 50 Farthing, Ha'penny, Half a Crown

Ian Watson (born 1943) 9 Space Marine, The Embedding, Draco

Lawrence Watt-Evans (born 1954) 39 The Cyborg and the Sorcerers, The Wizard and the War Machine, Nightside City

Peter Watts (born 1958) 53 Blindsight, Starfish, Echopraxia

David Weber (born 1952) 430 On Basilisk Station, The Honor of the Queen, The Short Victorious War

Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902–1935) 7 Martian Odyssey, The New Adam, The Black Flame

Howard Weinstein (born 1954) 4 Perchance to Dream, Exiles, Power Hungry

Andy Weir (born 1972) 794 The Martian, Artemis, The Egg

Manly Wade Wellman (1903–1986) The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of the Worlds, The Beyonders, Twice in Time

Margaret Weis (born 1948) 614 The Lost King, King’s Test Star, The Knights of the Black Earth

H. G. Wells (1866–1946) 884 The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man

Martha Wells (born 1964) 88 All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol

Chuck Wendig (born 1976) 83 Aftermath, Life Debt, Empire’s End

K. D. Wentworth (1951–2012) 8 Black on Black, Stars over Stars, Moonspeaker

Scott Westerfeld (born 1963) 1,329 The Risen Empire, Polymorph, Evolution’s Darling

Suzanne Weyn (born 1955) 61 The Bar Code Tattoo, Empty, Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters

James White (1928–1999) 8 Hospital Station, Star Surgeon, Major Operation

Steve White (born 1946) 13 Exodus, Extremis, The Disinherited

Sonny Whitelaw (born 1956) Roswell, Exogenesis, Blood Ties

Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018) 40 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Juniper Time, Welcome Chaos

Liz Williams (born 1965) 12 The Poison Master, Banner of Souls, Nine Layers of Sky

Sean Williams (born 1967) 48 Fatal Alliance, Remnant, Reunion

Tad Williams (born 1957) 336 City of Golden Shadow, River of Blue Fire, Mountain of Black Glass

Walter Jon Williams (born 1953) 72 Destiny's Way, Hardwired, Ylesia

Jack Williamson (1908–2006) 15 The Humanoids, The Legion of Space, Terraforming Earth

Michael Z. Williamson (born 1967) 22 Freehold, Better to Beg Forgiveness, The Weapon

Connie Willis (born 1945) 181 Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Blackout

Colin Wilson (born 1931) 27 The Mind Parasites, The Philosopher’s Stone, The Space Vampires

F. Paul Wilson (born 1946) 132 The Select, Sims, Mirage

Robert Anton Wilson (1932–2007) 50 Prometheus Rising, Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy, Masks of the Illuminati

Robert Charles Wilson (born 1953) 69 Spin, Axis, The Chronoliths

David Wingrove (born 1954) 20 The Middle Kingdom, The Broken Wheel, The White Mountain

Gene Wolfe (born 1931) 185 The Book of the New Sun, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Fifth Head of Cerberus

Dave Wolverton (born 1957) 102 The Courtship of Princess Leia, The Rising Force, The Golden Queen

Jack Womack (born 1956) 28 Random Acts of Senseless Violence, Ambient, Elvissey

John C. Wright (born 1961) 25 The Golden Age, Orphans of Chaos, The Phoenix Exultant

Philip Wylie (1902–1971) 4 When Worlds Collide, After Worlds Collide, Gladiator

John Wyndham (1903–1969) 155 The Day of the Triffids, The Chrysalids, The Midwich Cuckoos


Charles Yu (born 1976) 20 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Sorry Please Thank You, Third Class Superhero

Timothy Zahn (born 1951) 316 Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command

Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884–1937) 57 We

George Zebrowski (born 1945) 6 Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia, Brute Orbits, The
Omega Point

Roger Zelazny (1937–1995) 618 Lord of Light, This Immortal, Jack of Shadows

Sarah Zettel (born 1966) 12 Fool's War, Reclamation, Playing God

David Zindell (born 1952) 4 Neverness, The Broken God, The Wild