Andre Norton (born Alice Mary Norton, 1912-2005) American writer of science fiction and fantasy. First woman to be Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy, first to be SFWA Grand Máster, and first inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He was honored by fans with three Hugo Awards and by colleagues with one Nebula Award and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 1977
"Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op."
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.
Pearl S. Buck, fue una escritora estadounidense y Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1938. Pasó la mitad de su vida en China, adonde la llevaron sus padres misioneros con tres meses de edad y donde vivió unos cuarenta años.