I'm English, live in the Southwest by the sea. I mostly draw whatever my overactive imagination throws at me, generaly at stupid o'clock in the morning... If anyone has ideas on how to improve my pictures im more than happy to hear them; just leave a comment!
Serenity and Firefly have got to be somewhere near the top of the list! The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is great too, the books as well as the film.
Anything by David Eddings, I have read his books a thousand time and I still enjoy them. Also the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and of course The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien.