I just thought of this question a bit ago and was curious what other people had to say. What works have influenced your writing? Have you borrowed themes or ideas from works you liked and found ways to make them your own? Is your style heavily influenced by another? An attentive person could probably find that a lot of my stuff is heavily influenced by Mobile Suit Gundam, The BattleTech/MechWarrior universe, and Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Star Wars too. What can I say I love reading and watch scifi and mechs, and the effects of war on the human condition XD. I can't really think of any author who's writing style I've picked up off hand but I suppose there are a bunch who have influenced the way I try to write. How about you guys?