Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Tag Archives | science fiction

McCaffrey, Anne

Born April 1, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Anne McCaffrey was a respected science fiction author. The 14 novels in her Dragonriders of Pern series are widely read, as are her many other books, including Restoree, The Ship Who Sang, and Acorna. She graduated from Radcliffe College with a major in Slavonic languages and literature. She […]


Mazer, Norma Fox

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931. This prolific young adult author from Glen Falls, New York, began her career writing pulp fiction, 5,000 words each week for eight years. Both she and her novelist husband, Harry Mazer, did this to support their four children. “We learned so much during those years. How to […]


Herbert, Frank

Frank Herbert, born on October 8, 1920, in Tacoma, Washington, was a very smart kid. He carried books around in a Scout pack, reading everything he could. He was also a refusenik, having an independent spirit that frequently got him into trouble. He didn’t graduate from college because he wouldn’t take the courses required to […]


Heinlein, Robert

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1929. He served as a naval officer until 1934, when tuberculosis forced him out of the service. In 1939, he took to writing science fiction in […]


Norton, Andre

Andre Norton, born February 17th, 1912, is considered to be the Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Born Alice May Norton in Cleveland, Ohio, she began writing as a teenager, encouraged by a high school teacher. As many of her contemporary female writers did, she published under the name Andre, having legally changed her […]

Isaac Asimov

Asimov, Isaac

“All I do is write, eat, sleep and talk to my wife.” With over 500 titles to his name, Isaac Asimov, born on January 2, 1920, was very dedicated to his craft. He described himself as a diverse writer, writing everything and anything he could think of from straight science and children’s books to the […]