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Rob Skidmore's favorite stuff

These are the books, movies, and stories that I love. If you like these things you'll probalby like my writing.


This list could easily be ten times longer. I couldn't decide what to put on here from Margaret Atwood, Nnedi Okorafor, Kurt Vonnegut, Alastair Reynolds, Paolo Bacigalupi, Rebecca Roanhorse, N.K. Jemisin, Brandon Sanderson, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, and so many others.

Monk & Robot Series - Becky Chambers

The Wild Robot Series - Peter Brown

Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells

Hyperion Cantos - Dan Simmons

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Dispatcher Series - John Scalzi

Rampart Trilogy - M. R. Carey

When You Trap a Tiger - Tae Keller


There were a few science fiction stories that I read as kid that blew my mind and made me want to write.

There Will Come Soft Rains - Ray Bradbury

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas - Ursula K Le Guin

Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - Harlan Ellison





The Lord of the Rings

The Princess Bride

Good Night, and Good Luck


The Expanse

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Cowboy Bebop


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