Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018

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Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018

Postby Cadfael » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:47 am

I preferred the Earthsea books. The tale of Winter and Kemmer was a little too depressing but I suppose something that explored gender identity, loneliness, and divided loyalties in that much depth pretty much has to be.

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Re: Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018

Postby Marvell » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:08 pm

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," the short story that won her one of her Hugos, is also a classic. I'm also fond of "The Word for World is Forest."

Personal note - my ma studied under LeGuin's dad at the University of California.

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Re: Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:09 pm

I took Fannie Lemoine's Science Fiction and Fantasy class in the mid 70's where I was first introduced to Le Guin. She taught in the classics and comparative literature department at UW. We read The Left Hand of Darkness. If I remember correctly LeMoine knew Le Guin.

On a side note, LeMoine also knew Rod Serling and was going to have him speak to the class. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it, due to illness. He died shortly afterwards.

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