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The Ones Responsible

These are the authors whose work opened up wide spaces in my mind as a child and young adult. The gift of science fiction is to take us beyond the horizons of our world. My endless gratitude to these writers for their vision, and for their humanity.

L. Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz

Octavia Butler


Arthur C. Clarke

Childhood's End

Robert A. Heinlein

Tunnel in the Sky

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tombs of Atuan

George Lucas

(Not an author, I know. But you can't deny the influence of Star Wars on a generation.)
William Sleator

House of Stairs

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

Roger Zelazny

Nine Princes in Amber

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