thank you, sir. In chronological order of influence,
Edgar Rice Burroughs, aah the magical romantic fantasy set on a red moon
Lensman series, would be remiss of me.
Conan the Barbarian but no writer after Gordon Dickson, my personal genius.
Isaac Asimov, without whom none of this would exist.
A Stranger in a Strange Land, enuff said.
The miracle of the records room in the labyrinths of Majipoor.
And we must not talk about what happened to poor Bean.
Sir, those smoke rings of yours. And of course Destiny’s road.
You don’t say.