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Companion volume Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political and experimental earthbound stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.
Praise for Ursula K. Le Guin's short stories:
ÃÂShe is the reigning queen ofÃÂ but immediately we come to a difficulty, for what is the fitting name of her kingdom? Or, in view of her abiding concern with the ambiguities of gender, her queendom, or perhapsÃÂconsidering how she likes to mix and matchÃÂher quinkdom? Or may she more properly be said to have not one such realm, but two?Ã¢ÂÂ
ÃÂMargaret Atwood, New York Review of Books
"She is a splendid short-story writer.... Fiction, like Borges's, that finds its life in the interstices between the borders of speculative fiction and realism."ÃÂSan Francisco Chronicle
"Ursula Le Guin's prose breathes light and intelligence. She can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory."ÃÂJonathan Lethem
"Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own."ÃÂThe Boston Globe
"Admirers of fine literature, fantastic or not, will cherish this rich offering."ÃÂPublishers Weekly
"She wields her pen with a moral and psychological sophistication rarely seenÃÂ and while science fiction techniques often buttress her stories they rarely take them over. What she really does is write fables: splendidly intricate and hugely imaginative tales about such mundane concerns as life, death, love, and sex.Ã¢ÂÂÃÂNewsweek
"Le Guin's powerful work illustrates that fantasy need not be escapist, that gender studies need not be dry or strident, and that entertainment need not be mindless."ÃÂThe Onion
Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, eleven collections, essays, poetry, translations, and books for children. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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