Top 10 Science Fiction Authors


Although it is a controversial genre, science-fiction has fans all around the world. Instead of creating stories, the authors of science-fiction create worlds, planets for their readers. Reading science fiction books could be the best thing you can do to boost your imagination. Moreover, science-fiction of today could be the reality of the future. So, reading the science-fiction genre could be a good idea to try. In this article, you will see the top 10 authors of science fiction authors. You can start reading science-fiction books with one of their books.

10: Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury was one of the most influential science fiction authors. Actually, he wrote books in different genres such as horror, fantasy but he is known for his science-fiction books mostly. His most famous work is Fahrenheit 451. This book is one of the most famous dystopian books. In the novel, books are banned by an authoritative government and literature is about to go extinct. It is a good critical book about society. You can also glance at Martian Chronicles.

9. William Gibson

He is known as the father of ‘’cyberpunk’’ and for some science fiction fans, he is the most important novelist of the 1980's. The term ‘’cyberspace’’was created by him. In his works, the themes are the information age, web and tools of the mass media and social relations in the age of virtuality. If these themes attracted your attention, you can read his books such as Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Zero History.

8. Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card is often associated with modern science fiction. He is also a professor of English literature. If you want to read books of a novelist who can examine society by using the methods of social sciences, Orson Scott Card could be the author that you are looking for. His most famous work is Ender’s Saga. He won the Nebulas and Hugos prize twice.

7. Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke
Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a British science-fiction author. He was also an undersea explorer and futurist. He was passionate about space travel and the main theme of his works are space and space travel. He was the co-writer of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This work is an allegory about the human being’s exploration of the planet. It was a trailblazer for the science fiction genre in the cinema. If you are interested in space, you must read his books. The Sentinel, Childhood’s End, Rendezvous with Rama are just some of his famous books.

6. Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert is a very important author for the science fiction genre. He is known for his multi-layered stories. He also wrote short stories, book reviews and columns. His magnum opus is ‘’Dune’’, which was written in 1965. This work has been translated into several languages. It is still known as one of the best sci-fi novels. This book also won Nebula and Hugo awards in 1966.

5. Robert Heinlein

Heinlein was one of the legendary authors of the sci-fi genre. He is famous for raising the level of literary form in science fiction novels. He won Hugos and Retro Hugos, and one of the members of ‘’big three’’ of the science fiction genre. He added some words to the English language. In his books, you can see some descriptions about cell phones before its invention. Some of his most important works are Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Friday.

4. Hugo Gernsback

Hugo Gernsback
He has an important place in the sci-fi genre. He is the first person who used the term ‘’science-fiction’’ . He was an editor, publisher and inventor. His most important work is ‘’Amazing Stories’’. It is still popular among sci-fi lovers around the world. One of the most significant prizes of the science-fiction world is named ‘’Hugos’’ in his honour.

3. H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

When the word ‘’science-fiction’’ is heard, H.G Wells is one of the first names that comes to mind. He is a very impactful sci-fi author with his famous novels. There are many movies which are based on H.G Wells’ books. The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, Things To Come are some of his famous books. His books could be seen as compulsory books for people who want to start reading science-fiction books.

2. Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov
We can say that Asimov is the most famous member of “The Big Three of Sci-Fi”. He wrote more than 500 books. His novels were exceptional in terms of philosophy and the concepts turned into reality in time. Some words like ‘’robotic’’, ‘’positronic’’, ‘’psychohistory’’ entered the English language after him. His magnum opus is the ‘’Foundation’’ series.

1. Jules Verne

Jules Verne
Jules Verne, the number 1 of our list is known as ‘’the father of science fiction’’ by the science fiction lovers. He was a novelist and playwright. He is a very important figure for the science-fiction genre because it would be fair to say that he is the creator of the genre. His works were very ahead of their time. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, Twenty Thousands Leagues Under The Sea are his most important works that you should read.