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Mar. 1st, 2010 10:49 pm
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Also Universe has an excellent interview with Ursula K. LeGuin, who is understandably not happy about Google Books plan to avoid worrying about copyright. But she talks about other subjects too. And I feel shamed that I have not read anything by her. This shall have to change rather soon.

Everybody before Google who wanted to copy an o.p. or orphaned work had to find who held the copyright and ask permission. And everybody did so.  And Google can do so.

It won't bankrupt them.  They just saved quite a lot of money getting out of China, I believe.

Date: 2010-03-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Argh, too many LeGuin books to recommend at once!

The Dispossessed.
Earthsea, of course.
The Left Hand of Darkness.
'The Lathe of Heaven' was fun...

Date: 2010-03-01 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Earthsea seconded. I have it (them) if you want to borrow?

PS - OMG Purple rubber gloves!!!
Edited Date: 2010-03-01 11:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-03-02 12:15 am (UTC)
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The one I'd recommend would be her anthology The Language of the Night -- essays about SF and fantasy in general. The two that stood out the most for me were "Science Fiction and Mrs. Brown" (great read on characterization) and "The Stalin in the Soul" (about how we kill our most promising stories for stupid reasons).

Also an ecological-theme novella, "The Word for World is Forest."


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