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28 Persons in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame:

A.E. van Vogt

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Elton van Vogt
Also Known As:
AE van Vogt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction novelist. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1996. Books The World of Null-A, Slan

Andre Norton

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Mary Norton
Also Known As:
Andrew North
Allen Weston
Andre Alice Norton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93, 28 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction/fantasy fiction writer. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. She legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton in 1934. Books Beast Master, The Time Traders, Crosstime, Quag Keep. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1981.

Anne McCaffrey

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Inez McCaffrey
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction and fantasy novels. Known especially for her series Dragonriders of Pern. Books The White Dragon, The Ship Who Sang, Dinosaur Planets, Decision at Doona and many more, some with other co-writers. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2006.

Arthur C. Clarke

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Charles Clarke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Books Childhood's End, Rendezvous with Rama, Movies based on books 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010. Known for formulating the Three Laws of Robotics, and for suggesting communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit in a memo in 1945. Received a CBE in 1989 and was knighted in 2000. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame.

David Bowie

Real/Birth Name:
David Robert Hayward-Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Iman, until he died.
Older than Iman by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Song Space Oddity. Movie The Man Who Fell to Earth. Album Let's Dance. Song Fame. Broadway play The Elephant Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. London Avenue of Stars. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1998. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 February 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Frederik Pohl

Real/Birth Name:
Frederik George Pohl Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Novels Wolfbane, Star Child, Rogue Star, The World at the End of Time. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998.

Gene Roddenberry

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Majel Barrett, until he died.
Older than Majel Barrett by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II. Creator of the TV series Star Trek and its sequels. Creator of TV series Earth: Final Conflict. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007. Television Hall of Fame 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 4 September 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
George Walton Lucas Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, American Graffiti, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Founder of Lucasfilm. Sound effects and special effects. California Hall of Fame 2009. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2006. National Medal of Arts 2013. Kennedy Center Honors 2015. International Space Hall of Fame 2015.

Gordon R. Dickson

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Rupert Dickson
Nickname(s):
Gordie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction and fantasy fiction writer. Famed for his Dorsai (Childe Cycle) and Dragon Knight novels. Winner of 3 Hugo Awards and 1 Nebula Award. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2000.

H.G. Wells

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert George Wells
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction writer. Books War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, all made into films. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame 2014.

Hal Clement

Real/Birth Name:
Harry Clement Stubbs
Also Known As:
George Richard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

High school chemistry teacher who wrote science fiction books: Mission of Gravity. Also painted SF images. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998.

Harlan Ellison

Real/Birth Name:
Harlan Jay Ellison
Also Known As:
Cordwainer Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prolific and popular science fiction writer. Short story I Have no Mouth, and I Must Scream. Writer for movie Logan's Run. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2011.

Harry Harrison

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Also Known As:
Harry Max Harrison
Leslie Charteris
Wade Kaempfert
Philip St. John
Felix Boyd
Hank Dempsey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Did not know his birth name until age 30, at which point he changed his name to Harry Max Harrison in court. Book Make Room! Make Room! the basis for movie Soylent Green. Books Deathworld, The Stainless Steel Rat, Wheelworld. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2004.

Hugo Gernsback

Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Gernsbacker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Founded station WRNY in New York 1925. First home-use radio set. Founded first scence fiction magazine Amazing Stories in 1926. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1996.

Isaac Asimov

Real/Birth Name:
Isaak Yudovich Ozimov
Also Known As:
Paul French
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Prolific science and science fiction writer, over 500 works published. Books Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, I, Robot. Died of heart and kidney failure, which were due to complications of the HIV infection, contracted from a blood transfusion. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1997. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2015.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Real/Birth Name:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Also Known As:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King, The Hobbit from which the movies The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were made. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013.

James Cameron

Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Cameron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gale Anne Hurd by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Younger than Kathryn Bigelow by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Linda Hamilton by 2 years.
husband of
Older than Suzy Amis by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Aliens, Titanic, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Abyss, Avatar. Creator of TV series Dark Angel. Canada's Walk of Fame 2008. California Hall of Fame 2010. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 18 December 2009.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

James Tiptree Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Bradley
Also Known As:
Alice Sheldon
Alice Bradley Sheldon
Raccoona Sheldon
Nickname(s):
Alli
Tip
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Bradley, married name Sheldon. Science fiction author. CIA employee. Book Up the Walls of the World. Killed her husband and commited suicide. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2012.

Jules Verne

Real/Birth Name:
Jules Gabriel Verne
Nickname(s):
Father of Science Fiction
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of science fiction novels, also made as movies Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1999. French Legion of Honor. International Space Hall of Fame 2014.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Also Known As:
Mary Shelley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of novel Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2004.

Philip K. Dick

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Kindred Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Science fiction author. Wrote book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which is the basis of the movie Blade Runner. Stories for movies Total Recall, Minority Report. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2005.

Ray Bradbury

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Douglas Bradbury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked this Way Comes. Book and movie Fahrenheit 451. National Medal of Arts 2004. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 1 April 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Richard Matheson

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Burton Matheson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Writer for movie The Incredible Shrinking Man. TV series The Twilight Zone. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2010.

Ridley Scott

Real/Birth Name:
Ridley Scott
Also Known As:
Sir Ridley Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Tony Scott by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus. Knighted 2003. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2007.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 5 November 2015.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert A. Heinlein

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Anson Heinlein
Also Known As:
Anson McDonald
Lyle Monroe
John Riverside
Caleb Saunders
Simon York
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
81 or 82

Brief Facts:

Noted Science fiction writer. Invented the water bed. Books made into movies: Starship Trooper, The Puppet Masters, Destination Moon, which is from book Spaceship Galileo. Books Stranger in a Strange Land, Farnham's Freehold, Space Cadet, The Cat Who Walks through Walls, The Door into Summer, Methuselah's Children. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 1998. Hall of Famous Missourians 2016.

Rod Serling

Real/Birth Name:
Rodman Edward Serling
Also Known As:
John Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator and host of TV series The Twilight Zone. Movies Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Planet of the Apes, Seven Days in May. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2008. Television Hall of Fame 1985.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 6 October 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Steven Spielberg

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Allan Spielberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Amy Irving by 6 years.
husband of
Older than Kate Capshaw by 6 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Empire of the Sun, Arachnophobia, The Post, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Amistad, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Poltergeist, Back to the Future, Men in Black. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2005. Liberty Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015. Cecil B DeMille Award 2009. National Humanities Medal 1999.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 10 January 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Real/Birth Name:
Ursula Kroeber
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fantasy fiction. Book The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2001.
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