Cory Efram Doctorow (born July 17, 1971)
A critically acclaimed science fiction author and copyright reform advocate, Doctorow's works are freely available in many places. Some of his freely available works are linked below. (PS - read "Craphound," it's good)
E-books at Project Gutenberg:
At Escape Pod:
At StarShipSofa: "The Martian Chronicles - Parts One, Two, and Three"
At StarShipSofa: "To Go Boldly"
Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954)
Creator of television shows Babylon 5 and Jeremiah, comic book writer, and author of three horror novels, and more. Straczynski has done everything but make a fan of Sheldon Cooper. Unfortunately no free fiction by Straczynski was found, but 26 episodes of Babylon 5 are currently available for free streaming at TheWB.com. (Hopefully worldwide, but probably just in the U.S.)