In 1995, Isaac Asimov received a letter congratulating him on an accidental prediction of alpha-particle RAM errors in one of his 1950s novel “Caves of Steel”.
Sci-fi author Phillip K. Dick was once so poor he ate dog food to survive. He would go on to have an outstanding career and write a novel that formed the basis for the movie Blade Runner.
Legendary author Ray Bradbury was a descendant of Mary Bradbury, who was tried in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
A book entitled Atlanta Nights was written by a group of sci-fi authors to be intentionally bad as a test for the publisher PublishAmerica. It included a chapter containing computer generated random sentences, and chapter 17 and 4 are word for word identical. The publisher accepted it.