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Before Sweden made their gender-neutral pronoun, there was Le Guin.

In season 2 episode 3 of Literary Punk we’re discussing Ursula K. Le Guin’s SF Fantasy experiment in post-gender politics, The Left Hand of Darkness… 443 more words

Podcast Epsisode

Ursula LeGuin: Four Ways to Forgiveness

Catching up with unread Ursula LeGuin stories has been more of an eye-opener than I had expected, and has certainly confirmed my feeling that she is probably the most thoughtful and imaginative writer of science fiction I’ve ever come across. 418 more words

Science Fiction

On feminism

I was prodded into thinking about this topic by a former student; I spent several years studying and writing a thesis on feminist science fiction… 669 more words


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