1. William Gibson
2. Philip K. Dick
3. Ursula K. Le Guin
4. Ted Chiang
These are the four science fiction writers which I will be reading as soon as I can. What little I have read by them and the film adaptations of their works that I have seen, I can already say I am hugely indebted to them.
I have always loved the cyberpunk subgenre, but mostly in films like The Matrix, Blade Runner and in animes such as Ghost in the Shell. I'm looking forward to reading Gibson's and Dick's novels and short stories, where the original cyberpunk came from.
As for Ursula K. Le Guin, I am mainly interested in some of her novels like The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness where she tackles issues related to anarchism, sociology, anthropology, gender and sexuality.
Finally, regarding Ted Chiang, I saw the film Arrival and it is already one of my favorite movies of all time. I very much look forward to reading the original short story, Story of Your Life, as well as all the rest of his works that I can get ahold of.
#williamgibson #philipkdick #ursulakleguin #tedchiang #sciencefiction #speculativefiction #writers #creativeinfluences