The 100 best sci-fi movies: authors, G-L

Leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, science fiction writers, film critics and scientists pick the best sci-fi movies ever made

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George RR Martin

George RR Martin started out writing sci-fi stories, though he’s now best known for ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, the inspiration for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.


Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones is a British sci fi and fantasy author whose books include the Aleutian trilogy and the award-winning Bold as Love Cycle.


Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker is an American novelist whose first book, ‘The Golem and the Jinni’, was published in 2013.


Ian R MacLeod

Ian R MacLeod is the author of ‘The Great Wheel’, ‘The Light Ages’ and the Arthur C Clarke award-winner ‘Song of Time’.


Ian Watson

Ian Watson is a British sci-fi author who collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the script for ‘AI’. His most recent work is the Waters of Destiny trilogy.


Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer is one of the world’s most interesting sci-fi writers. His books include ‘Finch’, and the forthcoming the Southern Reach trilogy.


Joe Hill

Novelist and comic-book writer Joe Hill’s books include ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, ‘Horns’ and ‘NOS4A2’.


Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley is an American author whose award-winning books include ‘God’s War’, ‘Infidel’ and ‘Rapture’.


Ken McLeod

Ken MacLeod is a Scottish author of hard-sci fi whose works include the Fall Revolution series and the Engines of Light trilogy.


Kim Lakin-Smith

Kim Lakin-Smith is the award-winning author of ‘Tourniquet: Tales from the Renegade City’, ‘Autodrome’, ‘Queen Rat’ and ‘Cyber Circus’.


Kim Stanley Robinson

Author Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Mars’ trilogy redefined modern sci-fi. Recent works include ‘Galileo’s Dream’, ‘2312’ and ‘Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age’.


Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a South African author whose third novel, ‘The Shining Girls’, was a huge success and is now being adapted for TV.


Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of ‘Osama’, the Bookman Histories trilogy and the forthcoming ‘A Man Lies Dreaming’.


Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of ‘Oh Pure and Radiant Heart’, nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Prize in 2005. Her latest is young-adult novel ‘Pills and Starships’.