Science fiction and fantasy
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror And Science WritersThis is not an exhaustive list of authors and directors involved in science fiction or fantasy, or even a complete list of people who have been reviewed on Warpcore SF. People whose work has been mentioned at least twice on this site are featured here. Click here for directors.
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A. E. van Vogt
A. E. van Vogt wrote short stories and novels, and was known for his science fiction during the Golden Age.
A British science fiction author who sometimes writes high concept science fiction. He has also written parodies of fantasy and science fiction under various pen names.
Aliette de Bodard
Aliette de Bodard writes historical fantasy novels and science fiction and fantasy short stories.
Anne Bishop is the romantic fantasy writer who created the worlds of the Black Jewels and the Tir Alainn.
An author of science fantasy and science fiction most noted for her Pern series of novels. Her fiction has won Hugo and Nebula awards.
Anne Rice specialises in horror, particularly when it features immortal creatures such as vampires whose lives span several centuries.
Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke wrote hard science fiction with a keen eye for detail and scientific accuracy.
Barb and J. C. Hendee
Barb and J. C. Hendee are a husband and wife team of fantasy writers.
Becca Mills is an American author who writes urban portal fantasy.
Brent Weeks is a fantasy author based in America.
Charlaine Harris specialises in romantic urban fantasy and mysteries.
Christopher Paolini is the author of the epic fantasy series, Inheritance.
Cory Doctorow writes science fiction novels and short stories. His work often deals with the themes of intellectual property and privacy.
Dan Wells is an American horror author.
David Eddings wrote epic fantasy, and often collaborated with his wife, Leigh.
Douglas Thompson is a Scottish author who specialises in weird science fiction and slipstream stories.
Elizabeth Haydon writes adventurous, epic high fantasy with a dash of romance.
Elizabeth Moon writes science fiction, particularly military series, and fantasy.
Fiona McIntosh writes epic high fantasy, often in trilogies.
Garth Nix creates dark fantasy for a young adult audience.
An American author who specialises in romantic fantasy. Her series include the Wraith King books, featuring novels and novellas, and the Master of Crows series.
Greg Bear is a prolific writer of hard sf.
Isaac Asimov was a visionary science fiction writer who was celebrated for his Foundation series and his robot stories.
J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien created the fantasy world of Middle Earth.
Jasper Fforde writes comical fantasy and science fiction novels.
Jeff Noon writes offbeat fantasy.
Joe Abercrombie writes epic fantasy with a cynical, hard-edged feel.
An American epic fantasy author.
Jonathan L. Howard
Jonathan L. Howard writes comic steampunk fantasy about the misanthropic necromancer Johannes Cabal.
Ken MacLeod specialises in high concept science fiction.
Kfir Luzzatto mostly writes horror and science fiction.
Kurt Vonnegut was an American science fiction writer.
Larry Niven is an American science fiction writer.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton specialises in paranormal crime novels with a strong element of romance.
Lee Stephen specialises in military science fiction.
Lou Morgan is a British author of horror, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy.
Lynn Flewelling specialises in high fantasy trilogies and series.
Marianne de Pierres
Marianne de Pierres is the Australian author who created the Parrish Plessis series.
Neil Gaiman writes comics and fantasy novels, and his work has been adapted into a number of films.
A British writer known for comic horror and young adult fiction.
Philip K. Dick
A visionary writer of science fiction during the 20th century.
Philip Pullman writes fantasy for young adults.
Rachel Caine is responsible for The Weather Warden series, and the Morganville Vampires.
Richard Morgan writes hard-boiled science fiction with a heavy dash of cyberpunk.
Professor Richard Wiseman writes accessible books about psychology, often dealing with quirky aspects of the science.
Robin Hobb specialises in traditional medieval fantasy, often in trilogies.
Sheri S. Tepper
This American author often wrote science fiction with a feminist message.
Stephen Jones is noted for his horror anthologies.
This author is celebrated for her vampire romance series, Twilight.
Tad Williams writes fantasy and science fiction, including his Otherland and Shadowmarch series.
Terry Pratchett writes comic fantasy, such as his acclaimed Discworld series.
Trudi Canavan is an Australian fantasy author.