I was at a meeting of writers and we got into a conversation about which authors we like reading. It then morphed into those that had influenced one’s creativity and, in particular, those of one’s formative years. Of course, I couldn’t remember all the science fiction and fantasy authors that I’ve read “way back then” or even more recently.
But following our gathering, I tried to put together a bit of a list, and here it is in no particular order:
E.E. “Doc” Smith
A.E. Van Vogt
Ian WatsonArthur C. Clarke
There are, as said, lots more I’ve read and should really be on the list.