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Happy 80th Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Ursula K. Le Guin calls the NY Times out on Genre Ignorance

When J.G. Ballard died last month, the New York Times, in their obituary, could not deal with the fact that Ballard wrote science fiction, and infamously wrote: But that’s like calling Brave New World science fiction. Ursula K. Le Guin, who also writes science fiction (while literary critics go into denial), has had enough of [...]

Ursula K. Le Guin reads from A Wizard of Earthsea

An MP3 of the Hugo, Nebula, and Tiptree winning author reading a chapter of A Wizard of Earthsea.