Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)A quiet and underrated master of "hard science" fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.
Which science fiction writer are you?
To my shame I have to admit I don't have the slightest idea of who this guy is. It might be because only one of his books was translated into Finnish, and I have read 99% of scifi in Finnish...
Then there was this short story challenge... it's international, but has entry fees... so... Have to think about that a little bit more :-D