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  Naomi Klein's 6 favorite books - The Week
The Week MagazineNaomi Klein's 6 favorite booksThe Week MagazineThe Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harper Voyager, $8). In a sea of dystopian sci-fi, this 1971 novel is a rare example of successful utopian fiction. Set on the imaginary planets of Urras and Anarres — stand-ins for the United States and Soviet ...
Posted on 6 August 2017 | 3:57 am
  'Game of Thrones'—and the fantasy
Macleans.ca'Game of Thrones'—and the fantasy genre—has a diversity problemMacleans.caEarthsea, based on the Ursula K. Le Guin novels, was so egregiously whitewashed that Le Guin herself took to Slate and denounced the miniseries. Of course, Game of Thrones—with its massive fan base and staggering ratings—is hardly struggling.New Game of Thrones episode leak wasn't part of HBO hackThe VergeLatest Game of Thrones episode leaks online before TV broadcastThe Vergeall 1,051 news articles »
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 2:11 pm
  Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with 'The
New York TimesMovie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with 'The Dark Tower'/FILMThere's a troubling dearth of Ursula K. Le Guin adaptations. This Studio Ghibli gem is technically one of them, although it's still miles off from the iconic fantasy series. That's probably why there aren't more. Goro Miyazaki's tale of dragons and ...'The Dark Tower': Clashing Visions, Brutal Test Screenings Plagued Journey to Big ScreenVariety'The Dark Tower' TV Series Sets 'Walking Dead' Grad as Showrunner (Exclusive)Hollywood Reporterall 500 news articles »
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 9:00 am
  Europa and Enceladus 'Will Have No Habitable
MotherboardEuropa and Enceladus 'Will Have No Habitable Period,' Says Study on Ice WorldsMotherboardPlanets locked in perpetual winter provide a great background for adventure stories, from the ice world Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back, to Gethen in Ursula K Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, to the dystopian vision of Earth in Snowpiercer. Even ...and more »
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 8:03 am
  Robert Kirkman, Eli Roth, James Cameron
NerdistRobert Kirkman, Eli Roth, James Cameron Address the Underrepresented Stories in Comics/Horror/Sci-FiNerdistAnd, you know, we still don't have enough female directors in general, let alone female filmmakers working in science fiction movies, but we certainly have a plethora, now, of women writing great science fiction movies, starting with Ursula K. Le Guin ...
Posted on 29 July 2017 | 6:35 pm
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  22 fantasy worlds built for TV
The prophecies never quite predicted Game Of Thrones . It burst onto our screens in 2011 and proved that epic fantasy could be achieved on the small screen.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 3:01 am
  Hijacking the Hugo Awards Won't Stifle
The science-fiction and fantasy literature world might seem by its nature to be forward-thinking, but it hasn't been free from the kinds of culture wars embodied by last year's Gamergate controversy—a fact aptly illustrated by this year’s nominations for the genre’s (arguably) most prestigious awards, the Hugos. The tastes of the voting audience for the Hugos (comprised of the attendees of the ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 8:41 am
  George RR Martin says right-wing lobby has
Novelist says that group orchestrating readers’ votes for conservative ‘swashbuckling fun’ is trying to take ownership of the science fiction prizes George RR Martin has waded into the “nasty, nasty fight” surrounding this year’s Hugo awards, laying out why he believes that a group of right-wing science fiction writers have “broken” the prestigious prize beyond repair. The shortlists for the ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 6:02 am
  Book briefs: Would you really want to go to
This week, a book steeped in death gets its own theme park and the BBC names the best children's books ever.
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 12:36 pm
  10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic
When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin. Read more...
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 12:06 pm
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  Literary Portland: A Brief Tour
PORTLAND'S LITERARY COMMUNITY boasts great local publishing houses (like Tin House and Hawthorne Books), an absolute wealth of micro-presses, and literary all-stars (like Ursula K. Le Guin, Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Spanbauer, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Matthew ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:15 am
  Futuristic Fairy Tale
A curious girl can raise only so much hell for a totalitarian regime: When Ximena makes too much noise, the state takes away her voice. Literally. Set in a faceless authoritarian state, Degenerate Arts Ensemble’s Predator Songstress — produced in ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 3:59 pm
  Between the Lines: Authors star in photo
The online site Flavorwire describes itself as “a publication (compiled by a) network of culturally connected people covering events, art, books, music, film, TV and pop culture the world over. Highbrow, lowbrow and everything in between” (www ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 4:18 pm
  Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly?
For months, a group of writers calling themselves Authors United have campaigned, mostly unsuccessfully, against the business practices of Amazon.com. On Thursday, they mounted their latest challenge, officially requesting that the Department of Justice ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Authors Group Seeks DOJ Probe of Amazon
A group of prominent authors says Amazon.com Inc. AMZN-2.58 % has “unprecedented power” over the book publishing market and wants the U.S. Department of Justice to begin an investigation of what it claims is a monopoly. On Thursday, the Authors United ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 5:30 am
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  _geyik: @NickSaintAmand this tweet led me to
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Posted on 22 August 2017 | 9:52 am
  BANGJE0N: “To see that your life is a
BANGJE0N: “To see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
Posted on 22 August 2017 | 9:52 am
  Sashamak: And Ursula K. Le Guin.
Sashamak: And Ursula K. Le Guin.
Posted on 22 August 2017 | 9:52 am
  the7percentclub: RT @theabhayk: “Words are
the7percentclub: RT @theabhayk: “Words are events, they do things, change things..."- Ursula K. Le Guin
Posted on 22 August 2017 | 9:52 am
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HelenMcClory: RT @mhrowe: @HelenMcClory Tempting to say Morris%@~^, but I would gladly finish reading all of Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia Butler. It's my…
Posted on 22 August 2017 | 9:52 am
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  Resolved Question: Khaleesi & Kalessin
Do you believe that Khaleesi from the Game of Thrones is a copy of Kalessin from the Earthsea novels..? (as a name and a character related with Dragons) I came to think that G.R.R. Martin copied some things from LeGuin's Earthsea, for example, Tehanu (half burned face) similar with Baratheon's daughter.. If you know any further information about the name Kalessin (or Khaleesi) as myth name or anything like that, please let me know! Kalessin first mentioned in "The Farthest Shore - 1972" -- Khaleesi first mentioned in "Game Of Thrones - 1991" !notice: I haven't read Martin's novels, only watched the series (in case I miss something)
Posted on 2 September 2013 | 7:29 pm
  Resolved Question: Help - Who said this
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” I have heard it was Ernest Hemingway, but also that it was Ursula K. Le Guin that said it.
Posted on 14 March 2013 | 8:16 am
  Resolved Question: Ursula K Le Guin's
Could somebody who has read these books, and hopefully even more by her, list out the books in le guin's earthsea series? Do they have to be read in order? Which is the best? Just tell me something about them... Thanks.
Posted on 30 October 2012 | 11:44 pm
  Resolved Question: What is the most popular
What is the most popular Ursula K. Le Guin novel?
Posted on 4 March 2012 | 3:56 pm
  Resolved Question: In The Left Hand of
...a wonderful passage about The King being pregnant. Does anyone know the book well enough to tell me what chapter that's in?
Posted on 19 July 2011 | 6:46 am



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