100+ Science Fiction Writers

The list starts with author and then a good first titles to read.

  • Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Brian W. Aldiss -- Helliconia Spring
  • Roger MacBride Allen -- The Depths of Time
  • Kevin J. Anderson -- Heirs of the Force
  • Poul Anderson -- The Boat of a Million Years
  • Piers Anthony -- Split Infinity
  • Catherine Asaro -- Primary Inversion
  • Neal Asher -- The Skinner
  • Isaac Asimov -- Caves of Steel or Foundation
  • Kage Baker -- In the Garden of Iden
  • J.G. Ballard -- Crash
  • Iain Banks -- The Player of Games
  • John Barnes -- The Sky So Big and Black
  • Stephen Baxter -- Manifold: Time
  • Greg Bear -- Eon
  • Gregory Benford -- In the Ocean of Night
  • Alfred Bester -- The Stars My Destination
  • James P. Blaylock -- The Digging Leviathan
  • Ben Bova -- Jupiter: a Novel
  • Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley -- Heritage and Exile
  • David Brin -- Sundiver
  • Lois McMaster Bujold -- Shards of Honor
  • Octavia Butler -- Parable of the Sower
  • Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
  • Jack Chalker -- The Cybernetic Walrus
  • C.J. Cherryh -- Downbelow Station
  • Arthur C. Clarke -- 2001: a Space Odyssey or Childhood’s End
  • Tony Daniel -- Metaplanetary
  • Dennis Danvers -- Circuit of Heaven
  • Samuel R. Delany -- Dhalgren
  • Philip K. Dick -- The Man in the High Castle or The Scanner Darkly
  • Gordon R. Dickson -- The Dragon and the George
  • Thomas M. Disch -- The Genocides
  • David Drake -- With the Lightnings
  • Harlan Ellison -- Dangerous Visions
  • Philip Jose Farmer -- To Your Scattered Bodies Go
  • David Feintuch -- Midshipman’s Hope
  • Jasper Fforde -- The Eyre Affair
  • Eric Flint -- 1632
  • Michael Flynn -- Firestar
  • Alan Dean Foster -- The Tar-Aiym Krang
  • C.S. Friedman -- Black Sun Rising
  • David Gerrold -- A Matter for Men
  • William Gibson -- Neuromancer
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan -- Queen City Jazz
  • Simon R. Green -- Deathstalker
  • Joe Haldeman -- The Forever War
  • Peter F. Hamilton -- The Reality Dysfunction Part I: Emergence
  • Harry Harrison -- The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat
  • Robert Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • James P. Hogan -- The Genesis Machine
  • Nancy Kress -- Crossfire
  • Ursula K. LeGuin -- The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Stanislaw Lem -- The Cyberiad
  • Ken MacLeod -- The Star Fraction
  • Julian May -- The Many-Colored Land
  • Paul J. McAuley -- Whole Wide World
  • Anne McCaffrey -- Dragonflight
  • Wil McCarthy -- The Collapsium
  • Jack McDevitt -- The Engines of God
  • Maureen McHugh -- China Mountain Zhang
  • Sean McMullen -- Souls in the Great Machine
  • Walter M. Miller -- A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • L.E. Modesitt -- Adiamante
  • Elizabeth Moon -- Remnant Population
  • Larry Niven -- Ringworld
  • Andre Norton -- The Time Traders
  • Frederik Pohl -- Gateway
  • Michael D. Resnick -- Kirinyaga: a Fable of Utopia
  • Alastair Reynolds -- Revelation Space
  • John Ringo -- A Hymn Before Battle
  • Kim Stanley Robinson -- Red Mars
  • Spider Robinson -- Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
  • Robert J. Sawyer -- Hominids
  • Charles Sheffield -- Cold as Ice
  • Sharon Shinn -- Archangel
  • Robert Silverberg -- Lord Valentine’s Castle
  • Dan Simmons -- Hyperion
  • Brian Stableford -- Inherit the Earth
  • Michael Stackpole -- Fortress Draconis
  • Neal Stephenson -- Snow Crash
  • Bruce Sterling -- Schismatrix
  • S.M. Stirling -- Island in the Sea of Time
  • Theodore Sturgeon -- More than Human
  • Sheri S. Tepper -- Grass
  • Harry Turtledove -- How Few Remain
  • Jules Verne -- Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Joan D. Vinge -- The Snow Queen
  • Vernor Vinge -- A Deepness in the Sky
  • Kurt Vonnegut -- Cat's Cradle
  • David Weber -- On Basilisk Station
  • H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
  • Scott Westerfeld -- The Risen Empire
  • James White -- Beginning Operations
  • Kate Wilhelm -- Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
  • Tad Williams -- Otherland. City of Golden Shadow
  • Walter Jon Williams -- The Rift
  • Jack Williamson -- Humanoids
  • Connie Willis -- To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • Robert Charles Wilson -- Blind Lake
  • David Wingrove -- The Middle Kingdom
  • Gene Wolfe -- The Shadow of the Torturer (or Shadow & Claw)
  • John C. Wrigh -- The Golden Age
  • Timothy Zahn -- Conquerors’ Pride