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Most of my fiction is set in the Exodemic Fictional Universe.
Asimov. The first science fiction novel I ever read was The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov. The way Asimov unified his Foundation Saga with his positronic robot stories was an act of literary genius. I find it hard to write a blog post without mentioning Asimov's fiction. Foundations of Eternity is my fan fiction story that picks up where Asimov left off. My favorite novel by Asimov is The End of Eternity.
Vance. I fell in love with the prose of Jack Vance about 30 years ago. I always face the temptation to explore what Vance's characters did after the end of the stories that Vance told. In the pages of this blog I partake in fan fiction adaptations of his Demon Princes Saga, his Alastor Cluster stories and his Cadwal Saga. Even Ghyl Tarvoke does not escape my meddling.
Sydney Van Scyoc. Assignment Nor'Dyren...a biologically crafted alien species, designed for a galactic civilization. What's not to like?
Carolyn Janice Cherry. The Faded Sun novels stick in my mind like Level 7. Brothers of Earth is another favorite of mine.
Clarke. For me, the three "grand masters" of science fiction are Asimov, Vance and Clarke. That's a purely subjective selection based on my personal interests. Clarke's ability to imagine alien species that are much older and more technologically advanced than the human species was a great inspiration for me.
Roddenberry. Before I ever knew that there was written science fiction, I was a fan of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. My science fiction writing was heavily influenced by Assignment: Earth.
Doris Lessing. When I was a little kid, Shikasta blew my mind. By my standards it is more fantasy than science fiction, but as a story about the secret past of our planet, it certainly had a major impact on me and my development of the Exodemic Fictional Universe.
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