Writers – Heroes

I was thinking about writing heroes the other day. Those writers who inspired a love of reading in me when I was a kid and also, I suppose, have inspired me to write later in life as well. Here are the writers that I would classify as my heroes.

J.R.R. Tolkien
Michael Moorcock
Robert A. Heinlein
Douglas Reeman
Alastair MacLean
W. E. Johns (creator of Biggles)
Terry Pratchett

I also read a few works by the following when I was a kid and loved them more and more as I got older:

Jack Vance
Gene Wolfe

I would also have give an honourable mention to comics as well. Particularly 2000 AD and Warlord.

Heroes now? There are a lot of writers I admire nowadays, but I’m not sure I would describe them as heroes in the same way. Perhaps hero-worship is something that is more in keeping with childhood?

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