International sci-fi writers: except for British writers, I haven't read all that many, and I should. I've read some Jules Verne. I've read some of Polish writer Stanislaw Lem. He wrote Solaris, which was made into a movie twice, a Russian movie in 1972, and an American one in 2002. The Russian one is better, even if it doesn't have George Clooney in it, but they both are a lot different from the book, which has a lot of tedious (probably both political and satirical) philosophical speculation. He also wrote a detective story, The Investigation, which is kind of a cross between Kafka and Inspector Maigret.
There's a Russian fantasy writer I like, Sergei Lukyanenko. His trilogy, Night Watch, Day Watch, and Twilight Watch, takes place in post cold war Moscow, and deals with the conflict between good and evil, which has been reduced to a stable bureaucracy. They've got magic, and vampires, and witches, and legendary characters, definitely not playing to our audience.
All that isn't relevant to my problem, but I realized I maybe didn't ever share comments on those writers.
I didn't notice Moon's acknowledgement either, until we read Two Old Women. It reminded meof Moon's book, and I looked at it again and saw her comment.