It's time for another Iowa Patch Book Club.
We've already covered the books you know you should read, but . And we've also discussed the books we even though we should maybe move on to those books we had meant to read before. We also started our club with the books that feature .
This week I want us to discuss books or author who, while great, haven't gotten the attention that maybe they deserve from the reading public. This could even include lesser known works from established authors that people should check out.
For my author who I want to publicize, I chose science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. Although well known in some circles, I don't know if a lot of people read Sturgeon much anymore. I like him because he writes the type of science fiction that stimulates not just the reader's intellect and imagination but also his or her emotions. The type of science fiction that doesn't just ask us to escape, but also to reassess our own reality once we return from the story, in a similar fashion to the better known sci-fi authors Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut or Ray Bradbury.
Sturgeon also happens to be a rarity for a sci-fi writer: he writes well, and his short stories are a pleasure to read stylistically as well as for their content. Check him out!
What books or authors should we look into? Tell us below in comments.