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Top 10 Sci-Fi Writers

Top 10 Sci-Fi Writers

Just for you, Null reviewer Logan Wright has read every science fiction novel known to man and picked his favourite writers. Make sure you check out the top titles to see what's available in the Null bookshop.

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Frank Herbert
Herbert's novels captured the attentions of science fiction and fantasy fans alike. (more).
Top title: The Dune trilogy

Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury says he doesn’t write science fiction. So, the one where humans colonise Mars... (more).
Top title: Fahrenheit 451

Douglas Adams
Dishes out big, messy spoonfuls of Monty Python-esque science fiction stew (more).
Top title:
The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Ursula K. Le Guin
Explores conflict and politics in alien worlds with altered gender divisions (more).
Top title:
A Wizard of Earthsea

H.G. Wells
Heralded by many as "the father of science fiction", Wells was writing about space travel in 1901(more).
Top title:
The War of the Worlds

Arthur C. Clarke
Science fiction king and the man who gave the world geostationary satellites (more).
Top title: 2001: A Space Odyssey 

Neal Stephenson
How can you not be intrigued by an author whose work includes a short story titled “Spew” (more)?
Top title:
Snow Crash

Philip K. Dick
Staunchly believed that Richard Nixon was the current Emperor of Rome incarnate (more).
Top title:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 

Robert Heinlein
Helped science fiction rise from trashy pulp-fiction space westerns to new literary heights (more).
Top title:
Starship Troopers

Isaac Asimov
Veterans of science fiction will notice that Asimov was not a story architect, but an engineer (more).
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