Tags » Ursula LeGuin

Being lost in a sea of authors

I have a lot of friends who are indie authors of varying levels of success. All of them think Amazon is great. It allows them entry into the market where they can rise or fall on their own merits. 1,040 more words

Inclusion as Rebellion: Adding Diversity in Fiction

I didn’t happen to think much of Ursula LeGuin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, but I did absolutely love the author’s afterward. In it, she talks about writing… 592 more words


Shadows and Reflections

Margaret’s post last week made me the think of shadows and reflections. The shadow of the creative leap is the terrifying fall. The reflection of being stubborn is persevering. 248 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

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