Canadian-American writer Alfred Elton van Vogt was born on April 26, 1912 in Edenburg, Manitoba, Canada. He was one of the most important science fiction writers in the ’40s-’50s with novels such as “Slan” and cycles such as the Null-A and the Isher.
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum was born on April 4, 1902 in Louisville, Kentucky. In his life unfortunately short, Stanley G. Weinbaum was able to write only a handful of stories but with his extraordinary imagination and the ability to build a consistent way really alien worlds greatly influenced the field of science fiction. At the time, in fact many stories really naive and full of stereotypes were published while the ones written by Weinbaum were of far higher quality.
American writer Samuel Ray Delany, Jr. was born on April 1, 1942 in New York. Among his most famous novels there are “Babel-17” and “The Einstein Intersection”, both winners of the Nebula Award, and “Dhalgren”.
American writer Kim Stanley Robinson was born on March 23, 1952 in Waukegan, Illinois. He’s particularly famous for his Mars trilogy: its novels: Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars wan the Hugo, Nebula and Locus prize.
Douglas Noel Adams was born on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge, England. Douglas Adams is particularly famous for writing “The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, adapted into a radio series, a series of novels, a television series, two movies and a number of stage plays.