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The Classics Spin #17: what I got


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The Classics Spin #17

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For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea 142 more words

Book Review: Ursula K Le Guin's Words Are My Matter

A copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Words Are My Matter was damaged at my place of employment, and I was gifted a copy. After casually leafing through this book I looked up and noticed two hours had gone by!  431 more words


An Argument for Utilitarianism: Omelas

By Jenny Tang, IV Form 

An Argument for Utilitarianism: Omelas

The 1973 short story “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” presents the fictional town of Omelas whose citizens’ happiness, for an unchangeable reason, depends wholly on the grave suffering of one child, whom they trap in a cellar. 229 more words


The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s no surprise that I’m reading a le Guin book, so soon after her passing. As it happens, it’s a book for book club, but this has been on my list to read for a good long while, and I would have got to it sooner or later either way. 1,359 more words


An Open Letter To: Le Guin’s Omelas

Dear Omelas,

Weep, oh fair city, for the fair hands of your author have passed from this world.

The passing of Ursula Le Guin, prolific speculative fiction author, is something that saddens me greatly. 896 more words

No Seriously This Bears Discussion

And the Rest Is Silence: In Memory of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, my hero, died on a Monday. On the Wednesday that preceded her passing, only five days before her death, I sent her the only piece of fan mail I’ve ever written. 951 more words


Roots: Gender

“Who knows where a woman begins and ends? Listen mistress, I have roots, I have roots deeper than this island. Deeper than the sea, older than the raising of the lands.
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