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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

Ursula Leguin

Je m'aime, je m'aime

Science fiction isn’t usually too good at predicting the future — that’s not what it’s for. (If you want a genre of writing that IS good at predicting the future, I would suggest historical fiction. 518 more words

 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
Self Awareness

The Left Hand of Darkness: Fear of difference

I recently re-read probably one of my all time favourite science fiction books – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin. I read this first when I was a teenager because my mum had it in the house – she was teaching it, I think, to her literature class. 763 more words


Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie

(Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie. Orbit, 2013, 386 pp., $15.00)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

Ancillary Justice is a Hugo nominee, has already won the… 1,053 more words

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