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The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Earthsea books are old. The Farthest Shore, third in the trilogy, was published in 1972. 976 more words


Where Does Magic Live?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
—Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future

Well and good. As a fantasy writer, though, I usually have to approach the question from the other direction: what (if anything) makes magic distinguishable from technology? 1,128 more words

The Writing Life

Ursula Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

Finally, here is a new book review of an admittedly old book, it is none other than:

 I’ve ploughed through tons of fantasy and sci-fi books through the years and whereas my interest for the genres has waned somewhat I occasionally crave magic or neo-future technology in my life. 919 more words


I don’t relate to reality: On the nature of a short story. Considerations after reading The Unreal and the Real by Ursula K Le Guin.

I like Le Guin. I do. I’m no fan, though. In fact, I’ve only read the obvious novels previous to reading this collection. I really enjoyed… 1,018 more words


Voting for Hugo Awards 2014

There are many great things about attending Sci-Fi Worldcons, and not just when they are organised in cities like London. One of them is the possibility to vote for the Hugo Awards – whose nominations were announced this year during the Glasgow Eastercon in the Uk – and in a few other places around the world. 412 more words