ursula k le guin

  1. Toby Frost

    The Word For World Is Forest, by Ursula Le Guin

    Humans have landed on the planet of Athshe, enslaved its small, furry inhabitants and started to chop down its forests. One of the Athshe, Selver, leads a rebellion, with brutal and tragic consequences. In a foreword to her 1973 novel The Word For World Is Forest (TWFWIF), Ursula Le Guin warns...
  2. O

    The Left Hand of Darkness Sci-Fi?

    In what way is that novel Sci-Fi? It seems to me to be a study in a social issue and taken off-world to do it.
  3. Dan Jones

    Chronscast Season 1 Episode 11 - The Left Hand Of Darkness with Emily Inkpen

    Hello everyone! After a month's hiatus we're back. This month we're talking about one of the all-time classics of science-fiction literature, and arguably the book that demonstrated science-fiction could be literature: Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand Of Darkness, a million-selling Hugo and...
  4. S

    Is a Wizard of Earthsea indicative of Le Guins writing style? What next?

    I read A Wizard of Earthsea recently. I really enjoyed the book. The prose was lovely - very archaic and flowed in a unique style. It reminded me of Roger Zelazny Princes in Amber for some reason. Is this indicative of Le Guins wider work or is this particular voice just for the Earthsea...
  5. The Big Peat

    The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin

    What makes something a classic – to have survived the passage of time and be judged (by rough consensus) to be outstanding in its field, to have a known value, to be considered of the highest quality of its time? Is it a sense of being important in a genre’s history? Sometimes. Is it about...
  6. Gala

    Ursula K Le Guin and cats-- any help?

    Dear all, this is my first post, hello everyone! I need a little help: I am a huge fan of Ursula's writtings and nowadays I am trying to compile as much writtings of her as I can about cats. She was a huge cat lover, you probably know that, and she has a series of children's books called...
  7. Pyan

    US stamp to honour Ursula K Le Guin...

    Ursula K. Le Guin is getting her own commemorative stamp from the United States Post Office. Ursula K. Le Guin Is Getting the Greatest of Tributes: A Stamp
  8. Hugh

    "The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin" Documentary

    I watched this documentary last night on the BBC iplayer. There's plenty of clips of her speaking, and a lot about Earthsea. I always really enjoy listening to her. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bh0x and a review...
  9. B

    Confused by Ursula K. LeGuin's Tehanu

    Hey, I'm currently reading all of the Books of Earthsea and, while I've moved past it now, I am still v v confused by a particular chapter in Tehanu. In chapter 8, the witch Moss and Tenar have a conversation that confuses the hell out of me. It eventually leads into a discussion about love...
  10. Werthead

    The Earthsea Series by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Book 1: A Wizard of Earthsea When Karg raiders attack the island of Gont, the inhabitants of a small village are saved by a young boy who has discovered that he has magical powers. A sorcerer directs him to the island of Roke to there learn the ways of wizardry and controlling his abilities...
  11. The Big Peat

    Ursula Le Guin's writing advice

    Turns out that Le Guin did a lot of Q&A with fans on how to write and its all here for people to pick over. Enjoy Navigating the Ocean of Story |
  12. sinister42

    Link to the video of the tribute event last night

    Tribute to Ursula K. LeGuin 6/13/18 - Video I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to the Portland Literary Arts tribute to LeGuin, featuring speeches from authors, her publisher, biographer, and others, including my favorite living author China Mieville. It was a beautiful tribute to LeGuin's...
  13. dwsowash

    The Lathe of Heaven – by Ursula K. Le Guin

    The story is set in Portland, Oregon, in the year 2002. Portland has over three million inhabitants and the rain never stops. Most of the poor have kwashiorkor, a form protein deprivation. The culture is much the same as the 1970s in the United States but poverty reigns supreme. George Orr, has...
  14. Parson

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    The New York Times reports that another of the giants of SFF has fallen. Ursula Le Guin an absolute master is dead at 88. Her work had few peers and she will be missed. Certainly "The Left Hand of Darkness" is a classic. Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88
  15. maeda

    The Big Book of Earthsea 2018 by Saga Press

    Ursula K. Le Guin: A Blog (2016) Charles Vess Talks Slipping Into Ursula K. Le Guin’s Brain to Draw Earthsea Dragons Anybody else happy about this?
  16. John Thiel III

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    I had to leave "The Left Hand of Darkness" way back when I was in college, it was required reading for my science fiction literary course. I was highly there in class discussions of the book, because, as I mentioned to the teacher of the course, I wanted to sound out how my views on the book...
  17. hardsciencefanagain


  18. R

    Questions about writing answered by Ursula

    http://bookviewcafe.com/blog/2015/07/27/navigating-the-ocean-of-story/ Link via Andrew Porter. Quoting Ursula "I have enough vigor and stamina these days to write poems, for which I am very thankful. It takes quite a lot of vigor and stamina to write a story, and a huge amount to write a...
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    The Word for World Is Forest-Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Word for World Is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin Tor, Jul 6 2010, $11.99 ISBN: 9780765324641 In the far future on the pristine world of New Tahiti is a wilderness Eden that Captain Davidson and other earthlings want to exploit for profit. He has already begun cutting down the trees. If it means...
  20. Ray McCarthy

    Radio Drama. Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea.

    Left Hand of Darkness Listened to repeated part 1 last night and part 2 this afternoon on R4LW. Quite hard to follow compared to book. I wonder what it was like for anyone that hadn't read the book? I now need to re-read the book. Apparently Radio 4 extra is doing Earthsea end of April. I can...