Happy 80th Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin

Today is Ursula K. Le Guin’s 80th birthday.

Ursula K. Le Guin reading from Always Coming Home at Potlatch 18, streamed into Second Life

Ursula K. Le Guin reading from "Always Coming Home" at Potlatch 18, streamed into Second Life

I read The Dispossessed for the first time during my junior year of college, and its lesson, in a friend’s words, that “it’s always more complicated” has stayed with me, even if I don’t always remember it. Three Roads Four Ways to Forgiveness should be read by any would-be liberator from oppression.

Earlier this year, I was very happy to help arrange for her reading from Always Coming Home at Potlatch, a small literary SF convention, to be streamed into Second Life. Every time I see that screen shot, I can’t help but think that she’s conversing with the machine intelligences in the City of Mind.

Happy Birthday, Ms. Le Guin, and thank you for your books.

  • http://cynthia1960.livejournal.com/ Cynthia

    It's Four Ways to Forgiveness, darlin'.

  • whump

    Yipe! Thanks, love.