So far, in the first two parts of his Prometheus-blog interview, SF writer Karl K. Gallagher has answered questions about his own novels. Now, in the wide-ranging conclusion, the focus shifts to other authors and his favorite works – including the “sense of wonder” and “sense of freedom” that he gets from his favorite pro-liberty sf novels.
Q: Which authors in particular have influenced you most as a writer – whether in terms of their style, themes or spirit?
A: Robert Heinlein, for ideals and heroic characters.
Larry Niven, for ideas driving stories.
Lois McMaster Bujold, for looking at what a change will do to people and how they’ll react.