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Meriadoc  ·  1583 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 10th: What are you reading this week?

This week's focus is Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. It is very good sci-fi. It is very good political fiction. It is very good anarchism study. It is very good utopia study. It is very good.

More to come as I finish it. I'll also be reading the rest of the Hainish Cycle, as I've always meant to do.

rinx  ·  1583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For some reason I always get Ursula K. Le Guin confused with Octavia E. Butler, who I really dislike. I need to actually read something by the former so maybe my brain will finally separate them. Adding this to my to-read list.

Meriadoc  ·  1583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Le Guin is easily one of the greatest writers in American history, or, at the very least, American sci-fi, and even with all the praise, I don't feel she's nearly appreciated enough.

Interestingly, I've never read Octavia E. Butler, but she evokes the most wild range of responses from people I've ever seen.