Leguin, Ursula - Prose & Criticism
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Dancing at the Edge of the World
Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Paperback      ISBN: 0802135293
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 Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
Paperback      ISBN: 006051275x
Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the anarchist moon Anarres, risks his life by traveling to the mother planet of Urras in the hope of offering wisdom to its inhabitants and to reunite the two long-alienated worlds.
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Found and the Lost
The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Hardcover      ISBN: 1481451391
Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time—and introduced by the legendary author—in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works as represented in the wonderful The Found and the Lost. This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library.
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Found and the Lost
The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Paperback      ISBN: 1481451405
Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works as represented in the wonderful The Found and the Lost. This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library.
Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale
Jane on Her Own
A Catwings Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0439551927
When Jane, a cat with wings, leaves the safety of her farm to explore the world, she falls into the hands of a man who keeps her prisoner and exploits her for money.
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0143111590
"A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction's trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings--part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose--and change--their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature: Ursula K. Le Guin and The Dispossessed
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature
Ursula K. Le Guin and The Dispossessed
Hardcover      ISBN: 0739122827
As part of his larger interest in introducing students to key concepts and issues of political theory using works of literature and film, Burns (politics and international relations, U. of Nottingham, UK) here takes up Ursula K. Le Guin's anarchist utopian science fiction novel The Dispossessed, first published in 1974, as well as writings by Yevgeny Zamyatin (We in particular) and H.G. Wells for comparative purposes. Among the major arguments he makes about Le Guin and The Dispossessed are that Le Guin, in spite of her anarchism, is characterized by a significant philosophical and even political conservatism influenced by Centrist Hegelianism and that the novel should be seen as less a literary utopia and more as a novel dealing with the theme of utopianism in politics. Annotation
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature: Ursula K. Le Guin and The Dispossessed
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature
Ursula K. Le Guin and The Dispossessed
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0739122835
Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of interest to political theorists partly because of its association with anarchism and partly because it is thought to represent a turning point in the history of utopian/dystopian political thought and literature and of science fiction. Published in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after decades of dystopian writing. According to this widely accepted view The Dispossessed represents a new kind of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a 'critical utopia.' The present work challenges this reading of The Dispossessed and its place in the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction. It explores the difference between traditional literary utopia and novels and suggests that The Dispossessed is not a literary utopia but a novel about utopianism in politics. Le Guin's concerns have more to do with those of the novelists of the 19th century writing in the tradition of European Realism than they do with the science fiction or utopian literature. It also claims that her theory of the novel has an affinity with the ancient Greek tragedy. This implies that there is a conservatism in Le Guin's work as a creative writer, or as a novelist, which fits uneasily with her personal commitment to anarchism.
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin: The Found and the Lost / The Unreal and the Real
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Found and the Lost / The Unreal and the Real
Hardcover      ISBN: 1481489461
Combining The Found and the Lost and The Unreal and the Real, this comprehensive boxed set contains many of Ursula K. Le Guin’s award-winning short stories and novellas. For the first time in her career, the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin has combined her most iconic short stories and novellas into one box set. Coming in at over fourteen hundred pages, this collection will be the perfect addition to your bookshelf. In 2014 Le Guin was awarded the Medal For Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. Among her many accolades Le Guin has been awarded the National Book Award, the Hugo award, the Nebula award, the World Fantasy award, the Pushcart Prize, the Newbery Honor, the Margaret A Edwards award, the PEN/Malamud award, the Tiptree award, the Locus award, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novels and stories.

The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin: The Found and the Lost / The Unreal and the Real
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Found and the Lost / The Unreal and the Real
Paperback      ISBN: 1534404716
Combining The Found and the Lost and The Unreal and the Real, this comprehensive boxed set contains many of Ursula K. Le Guin’s most treasured and award-winning short stories and novellas. For the first time in her career, the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin has combined her most iconic short stories and novellas into one boxed set. Coming in at over fourteen hundred pages, this collection will be the perfect addition to your bookshelf. In 2014 Le Guin was awarded the Medal For Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. Among her many accolades Le Guin has been awarded the National Book Award, the Hugo award, the Nebula award, the World Fantasy award, the Pushcart Prize, the Newbery Honor, the Margaret A Edwards award, the PEN/Malamud award, the Tiptree award, the Locus award, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novels and stories.