An Unnecessary Evil, fiction, Issue 15, June 1, 2011
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Strangely, I would suggest Edgar Rice Burroughs, if only because I read him in my formative years, and he taught me the importance of pacing, of keeping the story moving, and that whimsy and drama can work together. Whether I've actually expressed that in my own work...well, I'm still learning. And also Philip K. Dick's stories "Service Call" and "Foster, You're Dead" strike me as two brilliant examples of two polar extremes of SF."
D.K. Latta has written dozens of short stories of SF and fantasy, and has also written reviews of movies, novels, and graphic novels. He lives in Canada.