Truth be told, some are more successful than others - it is really easy to write bad scifi. But those who can actually pull the genre off are right here on this list of the top science-fiction authors.
Share7 Shares 2K There can be a major difference between the best authors of a genre, my favorite authors of a genre, and the most influential authors of a genre. While any top ten list like this will be somewhat controversial, here is a list of authors who have had a great and lasting influence on the science fiction genre.
These works introduced a comedic and strange maybe almost surreal element to science fiction writing that is still adored by fans even today. If William Gibson is the father of Cyber-punk science fiction, then Orson Scott Card is the modern voice that set the direction of modern science fiction.
As one anonymous critic put it: This series is amazingly wide ranging, often dealing with themes like human survival, evolution, ecology, and the intersection of religion, politics, and power.
There were several other books in the series, and Clarke is also known for his short stories and his work in encouraging emerging science fiction writers. He is also a long time member of the H.
He has published non-fiction as well as fiction, with books under every section of the Dewey decimal system except for philosophy. He is best known as a science and science fiction writer, whose Robot series and Foundation series laid the groundwork for most modern science fiction and are still widely read today.
He, in fact, published his first science fiction novels around the time H. Verne wrote incredibly detailed stories about space travel and submarines before any such travel on a large scale was practical, and he laid the foundation for arguably the greatest science fiction writer ever.
Wells He might be both the best and the most influential science fiction writer ever. Over a century after they are written, these books are still fresh and strong enough to be made into Hollywood films.
Wells set the bar for everyone else, and laid the foundation to ensure that science fiction would be very alive and well into the 20th century and beyond.The division of "popular literature" and "high literature" in the 20th century is by no means absolute, and various genres such as detectives or science fiction fluctuate between the two.
The best science-fiction writers are among some of the most creative writers ever. Instead of only making up a story, they make up entire universes, time dimensions, alien technologies - .
Books shelved as 20th-century-literature: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Great Gatsby by F.
Scott Fitzgerald, by George Orwell, To Kil. No genre of literature better depicts the 20th century than science fiction.
Its growth as a genre matches the growth of importance of technology in people's lives, and science fiction books from the early 20th century are vital to the understanding of science fiction as well as society mores. The trouble here is that no one really knowledgeable about twentieth-century science fiction would choose most of these stories for a "greatest" anthology.
A few are well chosen, but most seem to be here because they are politically correct/5(2). From Joe Haldeman to Ben Okri. novels everyone must read: Science Fiction & Fantasy (part two).