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rgthom
01-23-2018, 06:15 PM
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

RIP Ursula K. Le Guin

Donn
01-23-2018, 06:26 PM
http://i1.wp.com/worldsofukl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/01.jpg?w=1280

I hope everyone had the opportunity to be spellbound by her lectures.

Garret
01-23-2018, 06:28 PM
RIP indeed. An amazing talent. I will never forget the feelings invoked by the Earthsea Trilogy. Might be time for a reread. Might also be time to see if I can dig up some of her lectures.

Donn
01-23-2018, 06:48 PM
YouTube is full of her...hours and hours of interviews, readings and lectures on and by her.

Garret
01-23-2018, 06:50 PM
YouTube is full of her...hours and hours of interviews, readings and lectures on and by her.

Thanks!

ron ll
01-23-2018, 07:29 PM
I’ve not read any. Where should I start?

LeeG
01-23-2018, 08:16 PM
I haven’t read a lot of her books but they had an impact on me.

LeeG
01-23-2018, 08:17 PM
I’ve not read any. Where should I start?

Left Hand of Darkness

Keith Wilson
01-23-2018, 08:55 PM
I’ve not read any. Where should I start?Short stories. Try Gwilan's Harp, Two Delays on the Northern Line, The Diary of the Rose, some of the Orsinian Tales, You might try the Earthsea series; it starts off as an almost conventional swords-and-sorcery fantasy, and gets more and more interesting as it goes on. The last book in the series, The Other Wind, is one of the best things of the kind I've ever read. She wrote a very unusual book about a far-future northern California called Always Coming Home that's quite unlike anything else, strange, doesn't fit into any genre, but really. really good.

David G
01-23-2018, 09:13 PM
To start... I think I'd go with the Earthsea series. She was a marvelous talent, and a great mentor to many. When my sweetie was writing a lot of fiction, she worked with both Ursula LeGuin, and Marion Zimmer Bradley - another great teacher.

StevenBauer
01-23-2018, 09:20 PM
In my youth I was a big science fiction/fantasy fan but the one or two books of hers that I read didn’t do much for me. I don’t remember exactly why. Maybe I’ll try another look.

Garret
01-23-2018, 09:46 PM
To start... I think I'd go with the Earthsea series. She was a marvelous talent, and a great mentor to many. When my sweetie was writing a lot of fiction, she worked with both Ursula LeGuin, and Marion Zimmer Bradley - another great teacher.

Now that's a lucky gal! From EarthSea to Darkover - maybe by way of the Isle of Mists?

David G
01-23-2018, 11:14 PM
I don't know Isle of Mists. Fantasy is her genre. What is it?

paulf
01-24-2018, 12:33 AM
http://i1.wp.com/worldsofukl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/01.jpg?w=1280

I hope everyone had the opportunity to be spellbound by her lectures.


Now that's what I call a hot woman.

isla
01-24-2018, 04:56 AM
An amazing talent..RIP.

Garret
01-24-2018, 07:29 AM
I don't know Isle of Mists. Fantasy is her genre. What is it?

Another name for Avalon - therefore an MZB reference.

David G
01-24-2018, 10:27 AM
Another name for Avalon - therefore an MZB reference.

Gotcha. Thanks.

Ian McColgin
01-27-2018, 06:59 AM
There's a great discussion of her on NPR's "On The Media" this week. You can go to their site and recover it any time. Interviewee is Julie Phillips, a writer and book reviewer who is working on LeGuin's biography.

BrianY
01-27-2018, 11:06 AM
The Lathe of Heaven and the Left Hand of Darkness were two of my most favorite books when I was reading tons of ScFi back in the late 70's and 80's.

ron ll
01-27-2018, 11:21 AM
Having never read anything by her, I now decided to see what I missed. Most of the way thru “The Wizard of Earthsea”. I have never been a big fantasy fan although I read a few back in the 60s-70s. Because of that this seems dated to me but then that is when it was written and she evidently laid the foundation for later stuff including Harry Potter.