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A reflection on the life and works of Ursula K. Le Guin in light of her recent passing.

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In which we speak of books we never finished, or wish we had never finished. Normally, I would provide a list of the novels we talked about. But this time, I think it’s better if you go in blind.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry is the one book on elementary/high school reading lists that Canadians our age remember fondly. Why is this, and why is the cover so darn memorable?

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Episode 26: Get Urras back to Anarres (Discussion of The Dispossessed)

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We egoize about Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 classic, The Dispossessed.

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Episode 10 – The Left Hand of Podcasts

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I was browsing the British Library’s Flickr photostream, of all places, when I stumbled across a full PDF scan of the 1895 novel Fifteen Hundred Miles and Hour by Charles Dixon. The title refers to the speed of a spaceship built by a Dr. Hermann which ends up transporting him and three other stalwart individuals, as well as a dog, from England to the planet Mars. Keep in mind, The War of the Worlds wasn’t serialized until 1897. Here we have another example of early scientific romance that I think only Darko Suvin has read cover-to-cover after it went out of print.

He called it clumsy.

I can’t disagree.

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Frank Hebert’s Dune is one of the most influential science fiction novels of all time. Naturally, we have a lot to say about it.

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Science! Religion! History! A far-ranging discussion of Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s epic post-apocalyptic Catholic-monks-in-Utah novel A Canticle for Leibowitz.

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