In the world of sci-Fi and fantasy, few people have ever come close to the level of prestige and influence of the likes of William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Herbert, and others.
The list of those who have created the most iconic works in sci-FI and fantasy is long, and the genre is arguably best represented by a very select few.
It’s a small list, but the list contains a number of notable names who have achieved something special in their careers, and it’s worth taking a look at who those people are and what they accomplished.
William GibsonThe man who helped usher in the modern era of science fiction and fantasy.
Gibson started his career as a writer, working on such titles as The Man in the High Castle, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Manchurian Candidate.
The Man Who Fell to Earth is one of Gibson’s more famous works, as the story is set in a fictional universe, where the protagonist, an ordinary, everyday man, discovers the existence of an alien race called the Manchurs.
The plot focuses on a group of scientists trying to figure out how to protect mankind from this alien threat.
The alien race is a sentient race who is seeking to take over the world.
Gibson’s works are generally considered to be among the most influential and influential of all time, as they continue to influence countless writers and directors, including Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and many others.
Isaac AspectThe man responsible for many of the classic works in the genre.
Aspects like Blade Runner, Aliens, and even Star Wars are all influenced by his work.
Isaac wrote most of the first draft of The Martian Chronicles and a few sequels, and his first published work, The Chronicles of Narnia, was adapted into a film, the third in the series.
He also wrote and directed the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, a film which received mixed reviews at the time of its release.
Isaac was also one of the writers and producers for the upcoming The Martian, and he’s credited as the source for many other classic sci-fictions.
Frank HerbertThe man whose work influenced many of today’s best sci-fiction and fantasy writers.
Herbert began writing science fiction when he was a young boy, and in the early 1960s he began writing a series of short stories called The Jungle Book.
These stories were published in various magazines, including Science Fiction and Fantasy and The Century Magazine, and they are considered to have influenced many future writers and filmmakers.
Herbert also wrote a book about the early days of science-fiction called The Complete History of Science Fiction, and also helped write The Outer Limits, a book which includes stories and characters from The Jungle Boy.
James CameronThe man behind many of cinema’s most iconic and beloved films.
Cameron was born in 1929 in Manchester, England, but he spent most of his childhood in the United States.
The son of a factory worker, Cameron grew up watching his parents play sports and reading to his siblings and his mother.
He went on to study English literature and theater at Oxford University, and went on his own to study at the British Film Institute in London.
Cameron eventually worked his way up to the rank of acting director, where he later helped produce some of the biggest hits of all-time, including Titanic, Avatar, and Titanic II.
David CronenbergDavid Cronenberg is perhaps best known for his films Cronenberg Mysteries, The Fly, and Scream, and for his groundbreaking documentary The Maltese Falcon, which was made into a 2001 film starring Johnny Depp and Mia Farrow.
Cronenberg’s most well-known work is his 1982 film The Fly.
Cronberg’s first film, The Maltosferatu, is set during the Second World War and is an exploration of the occult and occult philosophy.
He later wrote and produced films including Cronenberg, which starred John Travolta, and Cronenberg: The Movie, which featured a number-one Oscar nomination for director Ken Loach.
His film The Maltosean, about a man who finds himself in the afterlife, was nominated for an Academy Award and received rave reviews, and has been shown in over 70 countries.
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichtons most well known work is probably The Color Purple, a movie about a young man who goes to prison after being caught up in a murder.
CrichTON was the director of The Color and Color is the New Black, and is known for making a number in his films including Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet, and Inception.
He has also been a producer on several films, including The Lost Boys, Blue Crush, and Goodfellas.
Stephen KingStephen King is best known as a popular horror writer, and as such, his work has been influenced by several great horror writers like Bram Stoker, H G Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe.
He is also an avid science fiction