Explore Biography.com's collection of sci-fi and fantasy writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, J.M. Barrie, Jules Verne, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells and Isaac Asimov.
Ursula Le Guin, who pushed boundaries as a female writer in male-dominated fantasy and science fiction genres, has died at 88. The author was known for her novels including ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ ‘A Wizard of Earthsea,’ ‘The Tombs of Atuan’ and ‘The Farthest Shore.’
Friday's Google Doodle celebrated what would have been the 71st birthday of author Octavia E. Butler. Known for such works as 'Kindred' and the 'Parable' series, she was the first science-fiction writer to receive a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation.