Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SciFi Month - 5 Interesting Things About Ursula Le Guin

Hello! Today I'm going to share with you 5 (hopefully) interesting things about Ursula le Guin. Thanks again Wikipedia!

1.She and Philip K Dick were in the same high school class (but they didn't know each other). What are the odds that 2 giants of the literary world come out of the same high school class?

2.She submitted her first story for publishing in Astounding Science Fiction magazine at the age of 11. It was rejected, but I wasn't doing anything remotely that impressive at 11!

3.She was the first person to win the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novel twice for the same books! (The books were Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed)

4.She talks about anarchism a lot in her books (though she doesn't identify herself as an anarchist) though she said that her Taoist beliefs and anarchy fit together in some ways.

5.She read JRR Tolkien for the first time in her 50s and said that it showed her "what was possible" with the fantasy genre.

Photo by Eileen Gunn

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  1. I have been recommended le Guin scifi books by a few people, but still haven't read them yet. This actually makes me more excited to read something by her - these were some really interesting facts!

    1. In all honesty I started Left Hand of Darkness and couldn't get through it, but I think it was bad timing on my part. You have to be in the right zone for complex sci fi!


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