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


  • Gattaca
  • Arrival
  • Moon
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Princess Bride
  • Good Night, and Good Luck


  • The Expanse
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Chernobyl
  • Over the Garden Wall