Sources of Influence on Sime~Gen

Compiled by

Jacqueline Lichtenberg


The following is an alphabatized list of some novel authors and television shows about which I intend to write essays to tell you about where I get my crazy ideas and to reveal the influences and hidden connections between these people and Sime~Gen as well as all the rest of my work.

Many of these Influences are discussed at considerable length in my column for The Monthly Aspectarian which is now reposted for you at Rereadable Books in our robust Reviews Section.    More about the contributions these authors have made to Sime~Gen is touched upon in the essays in the Writing Workshop where various writing tips are attributed to various authors.

Poul Anderson

Isaac Asimov

Marion Zimmer Bradley is one of my primary teachers in the craft of writing. Here is a story about how we met and what place she's held in my life.

C. J. Cherryh

Hal Clement

A. C. Crispin

Gordon Dickson

P. N. Elrod

Sharon Green

Laurell K. Hamilton

Robert Heinlein

Zenna Henderson

Frank Herbert


Forever Knight

Stephen King

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (and Kung Fu itself)

Katherine Kurtz

Mercedes Lackey

Ursula LeGuin

Jean Lorrah

Don Maitz

Anne McCaffrey

Barbara Michaels (Elizabeth Peters)

Andre Norton

Anne Rice

Gene Roddenberry

Eric Frank Russell

Hannah Shapero

Edward E. Smith Ph.D.

Star Trek

Mary Stewart

Theodore Sturgeon  (essay by JL) or go to a whole collection of material on Ted Sturgeon.

Jane Toombs 

James White


Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


For further discussion of authors see my column at  Re-Readable Books where you'll find the reviewed titles linked directly into 

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