Tag Archives: Ursula Le Guin

80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin

80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin is now available for pre-order from Aqueduct Press. This is a published version of a Festschrift volume presented to Ursula Le Guin on her eightieth birthday, and I’m very pleased to … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Ursula Le Guin!

Happy 80th birthday, Ursula Le Guin! Hardly a day goes by without me finding yet another sentence of yours that I love, but here are a few more I found yesterday, from the 1986 Bryn Mawr Commencement Address: “…when women … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin’s forthcoming birthday

Originally post on the Wiscon LJ here. Email from Vonda N. McIntyre: “Hi everybody, Ursula K. Le Guin’s 80th birthday is on 21 October 2009 and I’m going to post a Happy Birthday Ursula message on my website and my … Continue reading

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Powers by Ursula Le Guin

I am so pleased that Powers, the third book in Le Guin’s trilogy Annals of the Western Shore has won a sixth Nebula for her. It is the most remarkable book about the quest for freedom, identity, self-knowledge. Reading it … Continue reading

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Paradises Lost

Not to turn this journal into a constant Le Guin lovefest, but I finished up her anthology The Birthday of the World yesterday. Even when she’s at her weakest (the title story, for example) she’s pretty damn good. But I … Continue reading

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Round and about

I can’t believe how much better I feel. Last weekend I was tottering around and my immune system felt like a fragile lace around me. This weekend I’m leaping around like a young gazelle. Well, actually I’m snuggled up in … Continue reading

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Please read the letter wot I wrote

I haven’t updated in a while properly, have I? So today I shall. I’ve been busy writing. Which is obviously good, but it turns me into a bit of a hermit who fails to notice the passage of time. I … Continue reading

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Heya heya

I’ve put off reading Le Guin’s Always Coming Home for years, because I knew I wasn’t ready for it. And then I knew that I was, and I loved it to bits, even though I keep waking up faintly depressed … Continue reading

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