The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets and comic book authors can be included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.
Sean Stewart John M Ford Lois McMaster Bujold Shirow Masamune Patricia McKillip
Tanith Lee CLAMP Roger Zelazny Jim Butcher ee cummings
Suzanne Brockman Richard Feynman Terry Pratchett Garth Nix Frank Miller