Science Fiction has delivered some of the most entertaining and mind expanding entertainment in the world of the written word, and reducing this vast field down to just a handful of writers is no easy task. Fortunately, we at Mindhut were able to throw virtual facsimiles of all our candidates into our handy office holographic simulator and have them all battle it out in a dystopian wasteland for ultimate sci-fi writer supremacy. Those who survived represent not just the best the genre has to offer, but also those who created the most iconic works in the field that have withstood the test of time and essentially gave birth to the genre like the mad scientists they are. So strap on your proton packs and slip those gamma-ray blockers over your eyeballs, because here we go! These are the all-time greatest authors of science-fiction!