When but a youth, I used to read Science Fiction all the time. Hard science fiction, not the fantasy stuff.
Erin at bearing blog found a questionnaire with great questions to determine "What Science Fiction Writer Are You?"
Isaac AsimovOne of the most prolific writers in history, on any imaginable subject. Cared little for art but created lasting and memorable tales.
And "Ike" Asimov probably was my favorite Sci-Fi writer of all time!
And he was afraid to fly!