Archives: Science Fiction Authors

Robert A Heinlein

Born: July 7, 1907 Died: May 8, 1988 Hugo and Nebula award winner Best SF author ever Please write about me! Bibliography Rocket Ship Galileo (1947) Beyond This Horizon (1948) Space Cadet (1948) Red Planet (1949) Sixth Column (aka: The Day After Tomorrow) (1949) Between Planets (1951) The Puppet Masters (1951) The Rolling Stones (aka: • Read More »

Max Brooks

Max Brooks Born: May 22, 1972 Died: TBA Son of renowned director, producer, writer and actor Mel Brooks. History degree from Pitzer College Comedic writer for SNL (2001-2003) Appeared on Roseanne Max Brooks seemed to come out of no-where with “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War”. Who is this genius who • Read More »

John Varley

Born: August 9, 1947 Died: TBA Arguably the most under-read science fiction writer of all time 5 Things I Love About John Varley’s Writing #5 He’s funny SF has many wonderful qualities, but frankly, it’s a wee bit lacking humour. Not so with Varley. He has funny characters (Valentine from “The Golden Globe” is my • Read More »

Arthur C Clarke

Born: December 16, 1917 Died: March 19, 2008 ***SPOILER ALERT for Arthur C Clarke: “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Songs of a Distant Earth”, and “Childhood’s End”*** Arthur C Clarke, one of the Grand Old Men of science fiction, is likely best known for his knowledge and practical (if always futuristic) use of science in his • Read More »

Isaac Asimov

Born: January 2, 1920 Died: April 6, 1992 Isaac Asimov, as well as being one of the most interesting individuals in literature, is also one of the most quotable. Although he didn’t have Wilde’s ability to polarize and shock generation after generation, he remains on of the most quoted writers of recent history for a • Read More »

Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card Born: August 24, 1951 Died: TBA Hugo and Nebula award winner Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints Co-producer of the upcoming film adaptation of Ender’s Game Pseudonyms: Frederick Bliss, P.Q. Gump, Byron Walley, Brian Green and more! I have been avoiding writing this article, but it has • Read More »