Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Science Fiction Works Published Before 1900

Surprisingly, there are not that many of them. Here is a list I started on nineteenth century science fiction, the first century SF existed:

If you know additional works of unquestionable science fiction not on the list, please feel free to add them.

Science Fiction Periods (or Eras, or Ages)

One topic of academic discussion in Science Fiction circles is how to divide the periods in which it was written. Doing this makes great sense when SF was in its infancy. There were not so many authors writing different kinds of SF. A few influential editors dictated much of the style SF had to be written in for it to see publication. After 1976 or so, SF, if it's to be divided and written about in parts, is better treated by sub-genres. This is because by this time there were so many vehicles for publishing SF, and so many different styles, that defining SF by decade becomes meaningless.

The periods are actually designated by science fiction historians as follows:

1920-1937:     Pulp era
1938-1946:     Early (or First) Golden Age
1947-1959:     Later (or Second) Golden Age

Here's one reference:

One can take it a bit further:

1805-1919:     Early science fiction
1920-1930:     1920s Early Pulp
1931-1937:     1930s True Pulp
1960-1976     New Wave science fiction

The distinction between Pulp eras is Isaac Asimov's (Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s, page 34): "With the November 1930 issue, Wonder Stories went pulp size and left Amazing Stories as the only large-size science fiction magazine."

I consider Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville's Le Dernier Homme (1805) to be the first work of true rather than proto science fiction. It's a really great poem: Following that you have the two wonderful Mary Shelley science fiction novels (1818 and 1826), and so on.

Periods more recent than 1976 break down better by genre, as I stated earlier. For proof I offer the fact that no further names for more recent periods than then have become widely accepted.

Here, again, are the periods as I will refer to them in this blog in chronological order:

1805-1919:     Early Science Fiction
1920-1930:     1920s Early Pulp
1931-1937:     1930s True Pulp
1938-1946:     Early (or First) Golden Age
1947-1959:     Later (or Second) Golden Age
1960-1976      New Wave Science Fiction

I freely admit these are very American-centric designations. I wonder if even Canadians would agree to them. The rest of the world certainly wouldn't. But I think it serves some use for discussions of USA-written science fiction.

Sunday, August 11, 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, The Final Fury, Hell on Earth
Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838–1926) 46 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Kōbō Abe (1924–1993) 31 Inter Ice Age 4
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
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, After Worlds Collide, Waylaid by Wireless: A Suspicion, a Warning, a Sporting Proposition, and a Transatlantic Pursuit
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