Biographies

There have been an excellent set of pro biographies and more than a few fan biographies published:

Title Biographee Author
Forry -- The Life of Forrest J Ackerman Forrest J Ackerman Deborah Painter
Don't Panic Douglas Adams Neil Gaiman
Wish You Were Here Douglas Adams Nick Webb
Bio of an Ogre — The Autobiography of Piers Anthony to Age 50 Piers Anthony
In Memory Yet Green Isaac Asimov
In Joy Still Felt-- The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1954–1978 Isaac Asimov
I, Asimov Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov James Gunn
Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov Michael White
Once Around the Bloch -- An Unauthorized Autobiography Robert Bloch
Becoming Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury Jonathan R. Eller
Bradbury--An Illustrated Life Ray Bradbury Jerry Weist
Ray Bradbury Unbound Ray Bradbury Jonathan R. Eller
Astounding Days Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke -- A Life Remembered Arthur C. Clarke Fred Clarke
Years of Light Leslie A. Croutch John Robert Colombo
Time and Chance L. Sprague de Camp
Motion of Light in Water Samuel R. Delany
Search for Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick Anne R. Dick
Only Apparently Real Philip K. Dick Paul Williams
Being Gardner Dozois Gardner Dozois Michael Swanwick
Emshwiller-- Infinity x Two Ed Emshwiller Luis Ortiz
Over My Shoulder — Reflections on a Science Fiction Era Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
Outermost -- The Art & Life of Jack Gaughan Jack Gaughan Luis Ortiz
Ray Harryhausen--An Animated Life Ray Harryhausen Ray Harryhausen & Tony Dalton
Grumbles from the Grave Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein--Learning Curve Robert A. Heinlein William H. Patterson
Robert A. Heinlein--The Man Who Learned Better Robert A. Heinlein William H. Patterson
Dreamer of Dune Frank Herbert Brian Herbert
Dark Valley Destiny Robert E. Howard L. Sprague de Camp
Blood & Thunder — The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard Robert E. Howard Mark Finn
Bare-Faced Messiah -- The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard L. Ron Hubbard Russell Miller
Tove Jansson — Life, Art, Words Tove Jansson Boel Westin
Tove Jansson — Work and Love Tove Jansson Tuula Karjalainen
C.M. Kornbluth--The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary C.M. Kornbluth Mark Rich
David A. Kyle -- A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams Dave Kyle John L. Coker
"Not Much Disorder and Not So Early Sex" in The Ghost Light Fritz Leiber
Murray Leinster--The Life and Works Murray Leinster Billee J. Stallings & Jo-An J. Evans
H. P. Lovecraft, a Portrait H. P. Lovecraft L. Sprague de Camp
Better to Have Loved Judith Merril Judith Merril & Emily Pohl-Weary Weist
Hope-In-The-Mist -- The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees Hope Mirrlees Michael Swanwick
My Father, the Pornographer — A Memoir Andy Offutt Chris Offutt
Man From Mars--Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey Ray Palmer Fred Nadis
H. Beam Piper--A Biography H. Beam Piper John F. Carr
The Way the Future Was Frederik Pohl
Into Your Tent--The World of Eric Frank Russell Eric Frank Russell John L. Ingham
Man of Two Worlds My Life in Science Fiction and Comics Julius Schwartz
Other Space, Other Times — A life spent in the future Robert Silverberg
James Tiptree, Jr.--The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon James Tiptree, Jr. Julie Phillips
J.R.R. Tolkien--Author of the Century J.R.R. Tolkien Tom Shippey
This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I") Jack Vance
In Reflections of A.E. van Vogt — The Autobiography of a Science Fiction Giant, with a Complete Bibliography A. E. van Vogt
With Stars in My Eyes Peter Weston
Wonder's Child -- My Life in Science Fiction Jack Williamson
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Of pros have been popular since the very first fanzine. In Second Fandom, biographies of fans became popular, and who's whos of fandom appeared; a little later came autoanalyses. The biographies may give date and place of birth and physical characteristics, but for the most part are given over to the fan's entrance into and career in fandom, and his taste in proz, fanzines, fans, etc, to the virtual exclusion of information about his schooling, family background, jobs, ktp, which would be useful in understanding the person.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Biografies of pro figures were in the first fanzines and before. In the Second Fandom, biogs of fans became popular, and who's whos of fandom appeared. A little later came autoanalyses. The biografies usually give date and place of birth, and sometimes physical characteristics, but for the most part are given over to the fan's entrance and career in fandom, and his preferences as to promags, fanzines, fans, etc, to the virtual exclusion of information about his schooling, family background, jobs, &c, which would be useful in understanding the person.