100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies gives readers a chance to learn more about the extraordinary writers behind the mind-bending major works in the speculative genre. The 100 authors in this volume are the most accomplished in the field popular with readers, influential to other authors, and favorites among educators and librarians.
100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors provides a brief biography for each writer, a guide to his or her writings, and a list of recent interviews and essays for further research. Coverage of each authorÕs career includes highlights of awards won as well as work in other popular media such as movies, television, graphic novels and game-playing. As the book clearly demonstrates, science fiction is a genre that doesnÕt stand still. The authors here range from the classical era to the mid-20th-century Golden Age of Science Fiction, to the popular young writers who have taken the genre, and its readers, into the 21st century.
This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.
Which 20th-century science fiction writer published under a manÕs name, her gender never revealed until after her death? Which was the godson of Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen? Which was described by Lenin as "What a little bourgeois! What a philistine!" because he asked too many awkward questions? Answers await in this guide to the best and brightest authors in speculative fiction.