Feminists have been reading, and re-reading, The Left Hand of Darkness for a long time. Ursula LeGuin herself has gone back to the book and its setting more than once, re-conceptualising its portrayal of gender as her feminism developed alongside and through her writing. 1,986 more words
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I’ve been doing a lot of reading this summer break, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle is a standout. It’s rather underrated and I’m not sure why. 444 more words
A communist utopia!
This Soviet SF/ utopian novel was published in 1956, only three years after Stalin’s death. It’s set several hundred years in the future, when contact has been made with alien worlds and civilisations, and the frontiers of space exploration are being advanced. 485 more words