It’s always interesting, when I see writer blogs, to say publicly who your influences are, I find. Plus it’s a shortcut to the ‘Oh, dude, so, like, whose books are cool?’ answer.
M John Harrison
Lesser, but still significant:
A mixed bag of genres, but I like reading around. The main ones are authors who I’ve read, become amazed, and whose books have just unlocked something within me, even if I’m not sure what.