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Book review: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

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

Book Review

Short Reviews: Earthsea Pentalogy by Ursula K. Le Guin

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

On Writing...

I love to read books about writing. It’s my favorite thing to read about by far. Writers waxing poetic about their craft never fails to impress me. 142 more words

My favorites (sci-fi)

My favorite science fiction books and all time classics:

Foundation, by Isaac Asimov (and the complete series). This is a story about possible futures for civilization. 210 more words

Books

Ivan Yefremov: Andromeda

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

Science Fiction