My spiritual ancestors*

Just because I want to type it out, post it, see it, make it live so I can remind myself, come back and visit:

Jared Diamond

Bruce Sterling

Rudy Rucker

Carl Sagan

Kim Stanley Robinson

Harlan Ellison

Oliver Sacks

Stephen Jay Gould

Wade Davis

Homer Hickam

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.

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