Booking Through Thursday

Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…

Well, I mostly read science fiction and fantasy, so the majority of the reading public doesn’t read any of my favorites. Also, since I read mostly in English and live in Finland, the majority of other Finns probably doesn’t read the same books.

But even among those who read SF and fantasy, most doesn’t seem to read

Anne Logston, who wrote short, self-contained, light-hearted fantasy books and
Kristine Kathryn Rusch who writes great and complex science fiction.

Even a great story-teller like Lois McMaster Bujold seems to be mostly unknown and I can’t figure out why.