- Sep 13, 2007
Not too long ago I read The Birthday of the World, a collection of short stories by Le Guin. Has anyone read the short story Paradises Lost? It is one of those phenomenal works that stands out in my mind. It tackles the common sci-fi concept of a generation ship traveling for centuries to another world to colonize it. But after reading this story, you will truly question whether such a venture can ever be successful. In her typical way of honestly portraying people, culture, society, and religion, she tells a story that seems all too likely of how the people on board such a ship would evolve culturally. I'd be curious to hear from anyone else who has read this work and enjoyed it (or not!).