Search Results: "Ursula K. Le Guin"


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VOICES by Ursula K. Le Guin
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"LeGuin allows them, along with Memer, to see that there may be alternatives to violence and that the power of narrative, spoken or written, is not to be denied. (Fiction. 12 )"
For 17 years, the great trade city of Ansul has been occupied by the Ald invaders, the university destroyed, the library sacked. Read full book review >

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THE DISPOSSESSED by Ursula K. Le Guin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 1974

"All through, this impresses with small but incalculably right choices which add up solidly and confirm Mrs. Le Guin as one of our finest projectionists of brave old and other worlds."
It's a few thousand years from now, a time of widened horizons but all too familiar contours. Read full book review >

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FOUR WAYS TO FORGIVENESS by Ursula K. Le Guin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Whether constructing a moving and expressive love story, or articulating the feminist subtext, there is no more elegant or discerning expositor than Le Guin."
Four connected long stories from Le Guin (A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, 1994, etc.) featuring the planets Yeowe and Werel, the latter a slave-owning oligarchy, the former its colony. Read full book review >

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LAVINIA by Ursula K. Le Guin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Arguably her best novel, and an altogether worthy companion volume to one of the Western world's greatest stories."
Le Guin (Powers, 2007, etc.) departs from her award-winning fantasy and science-fiction novels to amplify a story told only glancingly in Virgil's epic The Aeneid. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1979

"Just how much better Wood might have done can be surmised from Jeff Levin's invaluable Le Guin bibliography, reprinted here as an appendix."
If you want evidence that people are thinking and writing about science fiction these days with sophistication and good sense, you need go no further than this volume. Read full book review >

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STEERING THE CRAFT by Ursula K. Le Guin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A succinct, clear, and encouraging companion for aspiring writers."
Practical writing advice from an acclaimed storyteller. Read full book review >

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THE COMPASS ROSE by Ursula K. Le Guin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 1982

"But, for the most part, there are inexhaustible playings and seeings and imaginings—from a shrewd and various writer who can think something through till it seems to cohere in the mind's eye."
As a guide to sailors this book is not to be trusted," remarks Ursula Le Guin of her latest collection of stories. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND STONE by Ursula K. Le Guin
Released: March 13, 1989

"Le Guin deftly brings out the humor in her ironical story; Marshall, with a remarkably sure hand for a first book, uses authoritative line and perspective and rich, bright color to bring Le Guin's imaginary world to dramatic life."
Once upon a time there was a country that lived in fear of a dragon." Read full book review >

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THE OTHER WIND by Ursula K. Le Guin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Earthsea's once irresistible charms are fading, with no new vistas, little action, and only intermittent involvement with characters who simply talk their way to a resolution."
Back among the wizards and dragons of Earthsea (Tales from Earthsea; Tehanu, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"A grand conclusion to a revered cycle."
The time is out of joint in Earthsea, but it will not be Ged—seeking a new raison d'etre while grieving his recently lost powers as Archmage and hiding from the animosity of minor wizards—who can set it right. Read full book review >

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SEAROAD by Ursula K. Le Guin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Another triumph."
Various private lives in an Oregon seaside village are pried open for inspection in this winning example of Le Guin's best writing—meditative, perceptive, and dead-on in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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THE TELLING by Ursula K. Le Guin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The usual mesmerizing Le Guin narrative and intensity of concept, but too one-sided to provoke resonance or plumb the depths."
Le Guin's latest (Unlocking the Air, 1996, etc.) belongs to her Hainish cycle—Hain being the planet that originally seeded Earth, and many other worlds, with the human species; now the Hainish are revisiting lost worlds and drawing them into the benevolent Ekumene. Read full book review >