Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. Though successful in all these fields, he is probably best remembered today for his work as a science fiction author, and as the winner of the first Hugo Award in 1953 for his novel The Demolished Man. Science fiction author Harry Harrison wrote, "Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction."
Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan. His forte was short stories and he is widely acknowledged as having been a master of the genre.
Jack Vance... I first encountered his fiction in the late 1950s and fairly quickly realized he was my favorite writer of science fiction. He was also no slouch at mystery and fantasy. But most notably he was one of the great, distinctive prose stylists of english, although he's never received the critical attention he merits.
Stanisław Lem, sci-fi writer, philosopher, author of Solaris and The Cyberiad. Lem was awarded an honorary membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) in 1973. One of first admirers of Philip K Dick. One of the planetoids is named after Lem.
Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. His1961 novel Solaris, has been made into a feature film three times. His works explore philosophical themes; speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, the impossibility of mutual communication and understanding, despair about human limitations and humanity's place in the universe. They are sometimes presented as fiction, but others are in the form of essays or philosophical books.
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...” ― Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and popular science books, generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.
“I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.” ― Octavia E. Butler uncredited photo