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Ursula K. Le Guin Challenges Us to Imagine a World Beyond Capitalism

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most important science fiction and fantasy writers of all time – especially when it comes to using fiction to examine and challenge issues of oppression, liberation, class, gender, and war. 71 more words

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Back to the Hugos: 1975!

The Hugo Awards are this weekend! But time-travel Hugos are much more fun! So let’s go back to the Hugos: 1975!

The member vote for Best Novel: 307 more words

Science Fiction

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

“A profound love between two people involves, after all, the power and chance of doing profound hurt.”

This was recommended to me due to how much I like Margaret Atwood, which meant I went in with high expectations. 281 more words


Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch trilogy (2013 – present)

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie’s debut, literally made a killing in 2014, simultaneously winning Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and BSFA awards. Leckie’s debut was long in coming – first drafts of what would later become… 1,015 more words


Why Ursula K. Le Guin Should Shut the Hell Up about Amazon

Last week the prolific and duly respected author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote a guest blog post for the Book View Café entitled “Up the Amazon with the BS Machine… 1,158 more words


Rocannon's World (Ursula K. Le Guin)

It is incredibly difficult for me to judge this book accurately, on its own merits. Originally published fifty years ago, it and others of its type have been so influential that I don’t know if it was new and groundbreaking at the time or run-of-the-mill. 559 more words