In 2012, science fiction and fantasy accounted for the biggest box office hits, as well as the largest flops. The year's breakout hits on television were genre fare. The publishing landscape was transformed, and science fiction and fantasy drove the earth movers. Stories of the fantastic have never wielded so much power over mainstream culture, and there are a handful of people who did more to make it happen than anybody else.
Here's our list of 22 people who pushed science fiction and fantasy into the mainstream in 2012. Last year's list included no repeats from previous years — but this year, we decided it was important to acknowledge some of the people we'd mentioned in our first four Power Lists. So here they are, this year's Power 20, in no particular order: