The Lathe Of Heaven

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416556961
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Fiction

George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Conversations with Ursula K Le Guin

Author: Carl Howard Freedman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604730943
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin assembles interviews with the renowned science-fiction and fantasy author of The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, and the Earthsea sequence of novels and stories. For nearly five decades, Le Guin (b. 1929) has enjoyed immense success--both critical and popular--in science fiction and fantasy. But she has also published well-received works in such genres as realistic fiction, poetry, children's literature, criticism, and translation. In the pieces collected here, Le Guin takes every interview not as an opportunity to recapitulate long-held views but as an occasion for in-depth intellectual discourse. In interviews spanning over twenty-five years of her literary career, including a previously unpublished piece conducted by the volume's editor, Le Guin talks about such diverse subjects as U.S. foreign policy, the history of architecture, the place of women and feminist consciousness in American literature, and the differences between science fiction and fantasy. Carl Freedman is professor of English at Louisiana State University and is the author of Critical Theory and Science Fiction; The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture; and George Orwell: A Study in Ideology and Literary Form.

Ursula K Le Guin

Author: Susan M. Bernardo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313332258
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Examines the major works of the science fiction author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and significant themes.

Voices for the Future

Author: Thomas D. Clareson
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 0879721359
Release Date: 1978-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Covering writers whose careers began in the 1950s, Volume II includes essays on J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Phillip Jose Farmer, Ursula LeGuin, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Mack Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny. "

Now and Then We Time Travel

Author: Fraser A. Sherman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476626437
Release Date: 2017-02-06
Genre: Performing Arts

More than 400 films and 150 television series have featured time travel—stories of rewriting history, lovers separated by centuries, journeys to the past or the (often dystopian) future. This book examines some of the roles time travel plays on screen in science fiction and fantasy. Plot synopses and credits are listed for films and TV series from England, Canada, the UK and Japan, as well as for TV and films from elsewhere in the world. Tropes and plot elements are highlighted. The author discusses philosophical questions about time travel, such as the logic of timelines, causality (what’s to keep time-travelers from jumping back and correcting every mistake?) and morality (if you correct a mistake, are you still guilty of it?).

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802135293
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Literary Collections

The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

The Mammoth Book of the Best Short SF Novels

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781849015349
Release Date: 2009-04-23
Genre: Fiction

Few forms suit SF better than the short novel: long enough to flesh out the details of an alien world or bizarre future society, yet short enough to pack a punch - powerful, elegant and free of padding. Now, drawing on his benchmark annual series Best New SF, multiple award-winning editor Gardner Dozois selects the 13 finest science fiction novels of the last 20 years. These unmissable tales, collected here for the first time in one volume, include: Robert Silverberg's 'Sailing to Byzantium'. Michael Swanwick's 'Griffin's Egg'. Alastair Reynolds' Turqouise Days'. James Patrick Kelly's 'Mr. Boy'. Ursula K. Le Guin 'Forgiveness Day'. Greg Egan's 'Oceanic'.

The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 0575016787
Release Date: 1991
Genre: English fiction


Masterpieces

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101208182
Release Date: 2004-03-02
Genre: Fiction

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

The Best of the Best

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429903851
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Fiction

For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection. Some notable stories include: "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Coming of age is a difficult passage for any adolescent, but couple that with the potential to be either sex and you've got a dilemma of seismic proportion. Bringing readers back to the world of her classic and best known novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin creates a compelling and evocative story of transition. "The Winter Market" by William Gibson. Called the SF Timothy Leary of our times, Gibson returns to the subject that made him a cultural icon, cyberpunk. People who know what they want are often lauded and honored in this society. But when those people start using others to get it, beware! "Trinity" by Nancy Kress. People have searched for God since the dawn of time, but not until the new millennium did they think to find this celestial being through technology. Since soon after the series began, Kress has been an annual and esteemed contributor to The Year's Best Science Fiction. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312264741
Release Date: 1999-07-30
Genre: Fiction

The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

Ursula K Le Guin

Author: Charlotte Spivack
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015008563507
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Literary Criticism

Examines the themes of the major fantasy and science fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin and discusses her essays and poetry

The Language of the Night

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 0060924128
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Fantasy fiction

In this updated edition of the 1992 hardcover, Le Guin addresses the fascinating issues, concepts, challenges, and paradoxes that confront the science fiction writer and reader, drawing on her own ideas and insights to present a book that is wonderfully accessible and thought-provoking. Le Guin is the only author who has won three Nebulas, four Hugos, and the National Book Award.

The Norton Book of Science Fiction

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
ISBN: 0393972410
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Fiction

A collection of sixty-seven contemporary American science fiction stories includes contributions by Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, and Philip K. Dick