ursula k le guin

  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. hardsciencefanagain


  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Kerrybuchanan

    Ursula Le Guin, motivational speech

    I am ashamed to say I have read very little of Ursula's work, but intend to read more. This speech of hers is well worth listening to: http://blog.theliteracysite.com/ursula-leguin/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twc&utm_campaign=ursula-leguin&utm_term=20150309
  14. Vertigo

    The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin

    4/5 stars I last read this book almost forty years ago (OMG!) and it has been on my list to reread for some time. I have been somewhat wary of this reread, especially as I remember what a profound impression it had on me back then (I named my first cat - appropriately I thought - Shevek after...
  15. tylenol4000


    Seems like she's mostly been writing fantasy stories lately, including that young adult series she did. I'd really love to see here return to SF. It would be awesome to see her write a big standalone SF epic. I know it's still in her. I also wouldn't mind seeing another Hainish novel be...
  16. Werthead

    The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

    Shevek is a brilliant physicist from the barren anarchist world of Anarres. His work could revolutionise interstellar society, permitting instantaneous communication - maybe even instantaneous travel - between the worlds of humanity. But, in contrast to the idealism of Anarres, he finds his work...
  17. TedKeller

    Avatar - blatant ripoff of The Word for World is Forest

    Am I the only one who thought that while watching a Vietnamish drama played out with the Naavi?
  18. Werthead

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  19. Extollager

    Tao of Aidan

    Perhaps persons interested, like Ms. Le Guin, in Taoism will be interested in this short essay. http://www.bigquestionsonline.com/features/the-tao-of-aidan Cf. George Orr??
  20. Extollager

    Paterno and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"