ursula k le guin

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. hardsciencefanagain


  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. Werthead

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  15. 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??
  16. Extollager

    Paterno and "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"

  17. R

    'The Word for World is Forest" Ursula Le Guin

    I read this story back in the 80s in the anthology "Again Dangerous Visions" as a novella. Now, I read the novel version. I am not sure of how the two differ, have to re-read the novella to compare the two. But the book version is a very short novel. This was written in 1972 and has undertones...
  18. Extollager

    Ms. Le Guin on which kind of Sparrowhawk

    Over at the "Tolkien and Agrarianism" thread Tolkien and agrarianism a question arose about which kind of sparrowhawk, the American or the European, Ursula Le Guin had in mind in visualizing Ged/Sparrowhawk of A Wizard of Earthsea. Ursula Le Guin has kindly responded to my query about Ged /...
  19. P

    Where I started: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

    This was the first piece of Ursula Le Guin I ever read, wedged into an anthology somewhere for my GCSEs too many moons ago. It stuck in my head because as fundamental and simple as the moral dilemma is, it is so cleanly delivered. Even now, it is one of my very favourite shorts. Where did...
  20. AE35Unit

    Planet of Exile by Ursula K LeGuin (1967)

    This is a short novel by Ursula K Le Guin, and part of her 'Hainish Cycle' from the 1960s. This was my first encounter with Le Guin and although its a short book (126 pages) it was a struggle to finish to be honest! Basically its set on a planet that has a strange cycle in which each year...