Tags » Ursula LeGuin

Letti in Febbraio - February Wrap Up

Febbraio è stato un mese di letture tranquille, che è cominciato con due libri finiti in pochi giorni e terminato con un ritmo un po’ più lento. 423 more words

Wrap Up

"The Dispossessed": A Review

Much greater and more important than simply a SciFy space-opera. This is a story about utopia, dystopia, and the spark of human beings and societies. 1,083 more words

Book Reviews

The known and the unknown - notes on finding love and joy in both.


“How does one hate a country or love one?(,,,) I lack the trick of it. I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain ploughland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? 1,075 more words

Year of Grace, Day 104. Nocturnal snacking and graphing the pleasures of reading

Have your eyes ever shockingly deceived you? I mean, literally — that is, by a word that you perceived and comprehended in a certain way? Well, this is just what happened to me a few hours ago. 624 more words


What are You NOT Reading Today?

Everybody posts pictures and quotes about books on Facebook…well, at least everybody among my friends and family. I suppose that’s understandable since I’m an author and tend to “hang out” online with other authors and avid readers. 475 more words

From Christina

Arkady & Boris Strugatsky: Hard To Be A God

This Soviet science fiction novel, just like Ivan Yefremov’s Andromeda, starts from what now appears a very strange premise: utopia has been established on Earth, and it is a soviet utopia. 415 more words

Science Fiction

Make It So

I have a deep love for science fiction and it’s all my Dad’s fault. When I wasn’t feeling well, or couldn’t sleep, he would take me out to the living room and turn on Star Trek: Next Generation and to the dulcet tones of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard I would drift off to sleep in the crook of my dad’s elbow. 1,002 more words

Social Observations