Stanley G. Weinbaum

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.

Samuel R. Delany in 2011

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”.

Kim Stanley Robinson at Worldcon 2005

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 Adams

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.

Mike Resnick in 2005

Michael Diamond Resnick was born on March 5, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. During his long career, Mike Resnick wrote more than 200 adult novels under various pseudonyms and a lot of science fiction novels and short fiction winning 5 Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.