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Shirley Jackson.

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I have to admit, I ransacked my library, brain, and the internet to find a worthy J. Ultimately I came up with Shirley Jackson, now I know, I know, you say “but she’s not a Sci-fi Author!”, and on at least the level of technicality I would have to agree with you, but hear me out.

She is an excellent writer, who has┬áliterally┬ádozens of Sci-Fi’s greatest writers citing her as a major influence, up to and including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King and others.

The plot and elements of her most famous work “The Lottery” have been stolen, copied, and imitated in so many major SF, Fantasy and Horror works that it would be a failing to not count her as a major influence on SF.

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