I grew up on science fiction and fantasy. So much of my writing is informed by Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Orson Scott Card. The three laws, exploration of new worlds, and ethical challenges are central to my early science fiction reading days. I was equally inspired by the cinematic genius of Star Trek, Star Wars and V.
Over time I have come to enjoy this more irreverent and modern science fiction genre.
I also love zombie books. Mountain Man is incredible.
In audible form, I love anything narrated by R.C. Bray. He brings characters like the Magnificent Skippy to life. Sometimes it is the intonation that matters, not just the words that are spoken.