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City of Illusions

“Imagine darkness.
In the darkness that faces out from the sun a mute spirit awoke. Wholly involved in chaos, he knew no pattern. He had no language, and did not know the darkness to be night.” 721 more words

China Mieville: The City and the City

I really enjoyed this novel when I first read it five years ago. It scrambled my brain then, and a re-read hoping to make things a bit clearer produced the same effect, as well as convincing me at the end that it really is brilliant. 355 more words

Science Fiction

the farthest shore

And though I came to forget or regret all that I have ever done, yet would I remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles.   7 more words


A Listening Silence

I want to think today about how we listen to each other.

This is not going to be a lament that we don’t listen to each other any more, but back in the old days, whenever you were a child, people really did listen. 1,821 more words

Political Psychology

The Unreal and the Real

The Unreal and the Real: Ursula LeGuin- a collection by one of my favourite authors of some of her best stories.

To kill a Mockingbird… 232 more words


Book Review: The Dispossessed by Ursula LeGuin

The next book for my Readings in the Genre: Science Fiction Classics for my Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University was… 1,808 more words

Book Reviews

Ursula LeGuin at Eighty Five

I invite you to join me on my new web site and blog for a celebration of Ursula LeGuin at Eighty Five, including links to a new interview, comments by Niel Gaiman and others, as well as new BBC Radio productions of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness. 16 more words

Paula S. Jordan