Nope...I'm totally unfamous, I'm afraid.
I read his books when I was a kid, though. I suppose I could definitely consider him an influence.
I've always found his sense of--HOLY CRAP! Pirates!
All hands on deck! Heave to and prepare to be boarded...! This is NOT a drill!
"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."
--Imladil the Quick
"Does anyone have change for a loaf of bread?"