Tag Archives: Ursula LeGuin

The Unreal and the Real

The Unreal and the Real: Ursula LeGuin- a collection by one of my favourite authors of some of her best stories. To kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee- In my opinion, one of the best novels ever published in the US. … Continue reading

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More Philip K. Dick

Man in the High Castle– vintage SF, vintage Philip K. Dick, and a re-read because a recent comment referred to it. I like alternative history enough that it is a “most used tag” on my blog sidebar. Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading

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Two fantasies

I was truly, utterly, literally, and hyperbolically desperate. My book, my computer and my knitting were all in a room I couldn’t enter for a couple of hours. So I picked up one of my all time favourite books from daughter’s … Continue reading

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Planes.

I have spent many uncomfortable hours in airports and on planes. Many of my family will be suffering the same this week as they converge on this spot in California for a once in a lifetime family gathering for Bud’s … Continue reading

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The Time Machine: H.G.Wells

My father had two sets of books which took up one of the shelves of the bookcase,one red, one blue. The blue were  Charles Dickens’ works (which my youngest sister now has) and the red were H.G.Wells. I read most … Continue reading

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Fiction and the real world:

“…then he went in to do what there was for him to do: dig a grave for the child, and wait with the others for the Liberation.” This is Fantasy/SciFi? The week Gaza has been bombarded and a picture of … Continue reading

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Fantasy or Myth-The Beginning Place: Ursula Le Guin

Fantasy or myth? Ursula Le Guin has written and talked about what genre she writes and how she classifies it. I just think she is the best myth maker I know. Wikipedia says she “explores alternative imaginings”.  Lots of fantasy is … Continue reading

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