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As a real power grows and knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower; until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do. 6 more words


Ursula LeGuin: The Telling

I think I’ve now got to the end of all Ursula LeGuin‘s Hainish stories with a re-read of this novel, which I have to say I don’t think is one of her best, as the plot is a bit thin. 403 more words

Science Fiction

Ursula LeGuin on Go Set a Watchman

“Jean Louise Finch always made this journey by air…”

Let me be clear. I am one of those who fell in love years ago with… 197 more words

Ursula LeGuin: Worlds of Exile and Illusion

Although a long-standing science fiction fan, I’ve never really got on very well with fantasy. I was a little concerned when I started this volume, which is actually a re-publication of three of her shorter… 561 more words


Ursula LeGuin: The Word for World is Forest

LeGuin wrote the story that developed into this novel to express her anger at the US behaviour in the Vietnam War; I was wondering whether I’d be faced with something over-didactic or political. 275 more words

Science Fiction

Books That Make You Go Hmm

For almost two years I have joined the San Diego Library’s Banned Book meetings. The feedback from other readers is quite exciting and thought provoking. Just when you think you have thought of all you could about a book, someone else brings up a new idea about it. 333 more words

Book Club

The Children's Poems of Gabriela Mistral

The other day I started going through my poetry books looking for The Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, translated by Mistral’s longtime friend, Doris Dana.  767 more words

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