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Brave New Worlds

Books have the potential to transform society, at the least creating change on an individual level as readers gain empathy for or even embrace the different. 907 more words


Sexual Violence in Le Guin's The Dispossessed: Toward an Interpretation

November 3, 2015

Downloadable version: Academia.edu

This paper, presented at The Ohio State University English Graduate Organization’s second annual conference on October 31, 2015, is an edited-down version of a paper written for a graduate seminar on science fiction and literary theory, and is also a slightly different version of the paper I actually gave, which was shorter by about two pages. 3,527 more words

Thought Pieces

City of Illusions (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Finally, a book that doesn’t remind me of unfortunate periods of my life. In fact, this book reminds me primarily of The Wizard of Oz… 1,162 more words


Antonina (Wilkie Collins)

Sometimes it’s not such a good idea to read a book that mirrors your own mental state.


Antonina is a novel of ruin and despair, and I’ve had enough of those in the last few months. 2,087 more words


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

Blog Posts

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