Episodes of Prophets of Science Fiction broadcast on the Science Channel are well worth considering. They looked at the lives and predictions of notable science fiction creators. In 2012, there were good episodes on Robert Heinlein, Jules Verne, and Isaac Asimov.
Another suggestion is The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 by Les Klinger (Vertigo), a scholarly look at Neil Gaiman's classic comic book creation.