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#1

The term “creator” is growing on me in the sense that it means an author who created a very vast and intricate world. I have to give credit to their imagination.

Off the top of my head would be Roddenberry, Tolkien, the Game of Thrones author, the Harry Potter author, admittedly George Lucas. I would put in Stacynski for Babylon 5 work but he admitted to borrowing from Tolkien. Eh, put him in too. :smile:

Who else? Feel free to get into comics and expand this listing.


#2

I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman. AMERICAN GODS, SANDMAN and NEVERWHERE are firm favourites.


#3

Robert A Heinlein. He basically created hard science fiction.
Arthur C. Clark. A futurist that wrote stories that were so believable and grounded in a realistic world.
Isaac Asimov. If he had only written the robot stories, he would be on my list.


#5

Sci-fi:

Philip K. Dick
Frank Herbert
Ursula K. Le Guin
George Lucas
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus)
Katsuhiro Otomo
Hayao Miyazaki (Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa)
Bryan Talbot (Luther Arkwright)
Alejandro Jodorowsky (Metabarons, The Incal)
Moebius (The Incal)
Juan Gimenez (Metabarons)
Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil)
Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
Warren Ellis (Trees, Transmetropolitan, Orbiter)
Darick Robertson (the imagination in Transmet alone…)
Brandon Graham and his Prophet collaborators

Fantasy:

Tolkien
Neil Gaiman
Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
Stephen King
J.K. Rowling
C.S. Lewis
Lloyd Alexander (The Chronicles of Prydain)
Michael DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko for Avatar


#6

I’d add:

Scifi:

  • Jack Vance for his ability to create baroque space opera setting.
  • Gene Roddenberry
  • Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (their SF visual creativity was a lot more influential they get credit for)
  • Leiji Matsumoto, because if you try to understand how some visuals in space battles in BS Galactica, for example, it all goes back to his Yamato series (manga and anime).
  • Hideaki Anno (Evangelion, anyone?)

Fantasy:

  • Michael Moorcock (Elric, and all the Eternal Champion multiverse)
  • Tanith Lee
  • Roger Zelazny
  • Luca Tarenzi, a fellow Italian writer… a couple of his novels were translated into English, and they are available in ebook. I suggest “Demon Hunter Severian - Lady of the Night Gates”, set in A.D. 394.
    Milan, when my city was the capital of the Roman Empire.