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Usrula LeGuin: A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

I’m following on from my post of a couple of days ago, really. LeGuin‘s subject is in many ways a fairly recherché one: what kind of communication, co-operation or collaboration might be possible between different species of humans on other worlds, in the context of the novels and short stories known as her ‘ 376 more words

Science Fiction

Ursula LeGuin: The Wind's Twelve Quarters

I’ve enjoyed Ursula LeGuin’s science fiction for many years, The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness being among my all-time favourites. Something recently prompted me to look her up on the internet, and part from discovering that she will be eighty-five in a few days, the bibliography suggested several volumes of short stories that I immediately wanted to read. 410 more words


In The Beginning There Was Sci-Fi

I’m a big science-fiction fan, beginning with Stephen King in my teens and 20s. I fell in love with Star Trek in college in the 90s and programmed my VCR (a challenge, yes) to record The Next Generation every single weekday while it was in syndication. 134 more words


When Words Stop

A guest post from Beth Taylor:

For a while I stopped writing. Words, for me, stopped coming. I didn’t feel so compelled to report or narrate. 416 more words

Teaching Resources

The eternal Now

I know beyond doubt what the real center of my own life is, that time which is past and lost and yet is permanent, the enduring moment, the heart of warmth.

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Book review: The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin

It’s been a while between posts. I’ve been working on things that, alas, have very little to do with fantasy, science fiction or books of any kind. 1,557 more words

Book Review

Are You a Dreamer? (Your Dream Laboratory)

I have always thought that cultures should recognize and nurture Dreamers and give them a valued role. I’ve written a science fiction novel (which sits on my shelf and in computer files) which is Book I of a trilogy I call… 957 more words

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