Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy?

Please include a book cover, comics panel, movie poster, clip, piece of artwork or other visual representation of your chosen writer. And please mention the writer’s name, and why they’ve been so ground-breaking. Thanks!


Top image: Illustration for The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, artwork by Nicola Rowsell. From her adult fairytales to her brilliant work with magical realism, Carter helped change everything.