|I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...|
...of Robert Jordan.
I'm indebted to James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (aka Robert Jordan) because he inspired me to write fantasy.
One would be hard-pressed to find another world so fully rounded, so intricately detailed and yet so incredibly fascinating as the world he created for Wheel of Time.
I still recall the day I read of his passing. I was eating lunch at my desk at work and literally gasped. A titan had fallen. And he is sorely missed.
Robert Jordan, with the entertaining characters and immense world he brought to life, is high on my list for why I love science fiction and fantasy.