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The Future Is Female!

The Future Is Female!


C L Moore
Ursula K Le Guin
Mildred Clingerman
Joanna Russ
Kate Wilhelm
Carol Emshwiller
Andrew North
Wilmar H Shiras
Kit Reed
Zenna Henderson
Leigh Brackett
Katherine MacLean
Lisa Yaszek
Clare Winger Harris
Leslie F Stone
Leslie Perri
Judith Merril
Margaret St Clair
Alice Eleanor Jones
Rosel George Brown
Elizabeth Mann Borgese
Doris Pitkin Buck
Alice Glaser
John Jay Wells
Marion Zimmer Bradle
Sonya Dorman
James Tiptree, Jr

ISBN: 9781598535808
Year of publication: 2018

25 CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION STORIES BY WOMEN, FROM PULP PIONEERS TO URSULA K. LE GUIN LISA YASZEK, EDITOR INTRODUCTION BY LISA YASZEK STORIES speculating about the future of science, technology, and society began to appear across the globe over the course of the nineteenth century. But science fiction SF only came into its own in the American SF magazines of the early and mid-twentieth century. Tantalizing readers with sensational cover art and even more sensational titles like Amazing Stories, ...

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Conversations on Writing

Conversations on Writing


Ursula K Le Guin
David Naimon

ISBN: 9781941040997
Year of publication: 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin CONVERSATIONS ON WRITING with David Naimon IN MEMORIAM Ursula K. Le Guin 19292018 The copyeditor used a red pen. Ursula a pencil. Pencil and pen had agreed and disagreed on this manuscript, which Ursula had handed over just a week before. Wed emailed about blurbs just days before. Everything seemed as it should. It was now my turn to chime in where Ursula and the copyeditor disagreed. I was in the midst of doing just that when I learned shed passed away. More than a week has ...

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No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781328661593
Year of publication: 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin NO TIME TO SPARE THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS To Vonda N. McIntyre, with love Introduction MANY YEARS AGO I recall seeing a cartoon in The New Yorker. Two men, one a seeker, the other a sage, sit on a ledge in front of a mountain cave, surrounded by cats. The meaning of life is cats, the sage is telling the seeker. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can pinpoint the year of publication as 1996 and the cartoonist as Sam Gross. The cartoon came back into my mind while reading ...

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Five Ways to Forgiveness

Five Ways to Forgiveness


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781598535716
Year of publication: 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin FIVE WAYS TO FORGIVENESS Brian Attebery, editor Betrayals ON THE planet O there has not been a war for five thousand years, she read, and on Gethen there has never been a war. She stopped reading, to rest her eyes and because she was trying to train herself to read slowly, not gobble words down in chunks the way Tikuli gulped his food. There has never been a war: in her mind the words stood clear and bright, surrounded by and sinking into an infinite, dark, soft incredulity. ...

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Unchosen Love

Unchosen Love


Ursula K Le Guin

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Unchosen Love Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction By Heokadd Arhe of Inanan Farmhold of Tag Village on the Southwest Watershed of the Budran River on Okets on the Planet O. Sex, for everybody, on every world, is a complicated business, but nobody seems to have complicated marriage quite as much as my people have. To us, of course, it seems simple, and so natural that its foolish to describe it, like trying to describe how we walk, how we breathe. Well, you know, you stand on one leg and move the ...

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The Shobies' Story

The Shobies' Story


Ursula K Le Guin

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The Shobies Story Ursula K. Le Guin They met at Ve Port more than a month before their first flight together, and there, calling themselves after their ship as most crews did, became the Shobies. Their first consensual decision was to spend their isyeye in the coastal village of Liden, on Hain, where the negative ions could do their thing. Liden was a fishing port with an eighty-thousand-year history and a population of four hundred. Its fisherfolk farmed the rich shoal waters of their bay, ...

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The Birthday of the World

The Birthday of the World


Ursula K Le Guin

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The Birthday of the World Ursula K. Le Guin Tazu was having a tantrum, because he was three. After the birthday of the world, tomorrow, he would be four and would not have tantrums. He had left off screaming and kicking and was turning blue from holding his breath. He lay on the ground stiff as a corpse, but when Haghag stepped over him as if he wasnt there, he tried to bite her foot. This is an animal or a baby, Haghag said, not a person. She glanced may-I-speak-to-you and I glanced yes. Which ...

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Paradises Lost

Paradises Lost


Ursula K Le Guin

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Paradises Lost Ursula K. Le Guin This shaking keeps me steady. I should know. What falls away is always. And is near. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go. Theodore Roethke: The Waking The Dirtball The blue parts were lots of water, like the hydro tanks only deeper, and the other-colored parts were dirt, like the earth gardens only bigger. Sky was what she couldnt understand. Sky was another ball that fit around the dirtball, Father said, but they couldnt ...

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Mountain Ways

Mountain Ways


Ursula K Le Guin

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Mountain Ways Ursula K. Le Guin Note for readers unfamiliar with the planet O: KiO society is divided into two halves or moieties, called for ancient religious reasons the Morning and the Evening. You belong to your mothers moiety, and you cant have sex with anybody of your moiety. Marriage on O is a foursome, the sedoretua man and a woman from the Morning moiety and a man and a woman from the Evening moiety. Youre expected to have sex with both your spouses of the other moiety, and not to have ...

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Dancing to Ganam

Dancing to Ganam


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Dancing to Ganam Ursula K. Le Guin Dancing to Ganam Power is the great drumming, Aketa said. The thunder. The noise of the waterfall that makes the electricity. It fills you till theres no room for anything else. Ket poured a few drops of water onto the ground, murmuring, Drink, traveler. She sprinkled pollen meal over the ground, murmuring, Eat, traveler. She looked up at Iyananam, the mountain of power. Maybe he only listened to the thunder, and couldnt hear anything else, she said. Do you ...

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A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea


Ursula K Le Guin

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Another Story, or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea Ursula K. Le Guin To the Stabiles of the Ekumen on Hain, and to Gvonesh, Director of the Churten Field Laboratories at Ve Port: from Tiokunann Hideo, Farmholder of the Second Sedoretu of Udan, Derdannad, Oket, on O. I shall make my report as if I told a story, this having been the tradition for some time now. You may, however, wonder why a farmer on the planet O is reporting to you as if he were a Mobile of the Ekumen. My story will explain that. ...

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Trip to the Head

Trip to the Head


Ursula K Le Guin

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Trip to the Head Ursula K. Le Guin Is this Earth he cried, for things had changed abruptly. Yes, this is Earth, said the one beside him, nor are you out of it. In Zambia men are rolling down hills inside barrels as training for space flight. Israel and Egypt have defoliated each others deserts. The Readers Digest has bought a controlling interest in the United States of AmericaGeneral Mills combine. The population of the Earth is increasing by thirty billion every Thursday, Mrs Jacqueline ...

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Things

Things


Ursula K Le Guin

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Things The End Ursula K. Le Guin On the shore of the sea he stood looking out over the long foam-lines far where vague the Islands lifted or were guessed. There, he said to the sea, there lies my kingdom. The sea said to him what the sea says to everybody. As evening moved from behind his back across the water the foam-lines paled and the wind fell, and very far in the west shone a star perhaps, perhaps a light, or his desire for a light. He climbed the streets of his town again in late dusk. ...

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The Word of Unbinding

The Word of Unbinding


Ursula K Le Guin

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The Word of Unbinding Ursula K. Le Guin Where was he The floor was hard and slimy, the ait black and stinking, and that was all there was. Except a headache. Lying flat on the clammy floor Festin moaned, and then said, Staff When his alderwood wizards staff did not come to his hand, he knew he was in peril. He sat up, and not having his staff with which to make a proper light, he struck a spark between finger and thumb, muttering a certain Word. A blue will o the wisp sprang from the spark and ...

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The Stars Below

The Stars Below


Ursula K Le Guin

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The Stars Below Ursula K. Le Guin The wooden house and outbuildings caught fire fast, blazed up, burned down, but the dome, built of lathe and plaster above a drum of brick, would not bum. What they did at last was heap up the wreckage of the telescopes, the instruments, the books and charts and drawings, in the middle of the floor under the dome, pour oil on the heap, and set fire to that. The flames spread to the wooden beams of the big telescope frame and to the clockwork mechanisms. ...

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