Just because I want to type it out, post it, see it, make it live so I can remind myself, come back and visit:
Kim Stanley Robinson
Stephen Jay Gould
I wish I had a woman hero. But I think maybe I’m too old for that many women older than me to have been able to do the things I admire in these people. (Or perhaps my more general love of men is just shining through.)
Feel free to post your own spiritual ancestors in the comments to this entry.
* I’m defining “spiritual ancestor” as someone whose work I profoundly admire, and who does things that inform what I want my own life’s work to be.