Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin is known (and well-revered) for her science fiction, but her more realistic mode is often unfairly ignored. In her new collection, The Unreal and the Real, she titles the first volume Where on Earth and the second Outer Space, Inner Lands — “I think the two titles are sufficiently descriptive and need no further explanation,” she writes in the introduction to the first volume. “Some people will identify the first volume as “mundane” and the second as “science fiction,” but they will be wrong.” Indeed — there’s nothing mundane about these stories. Here’s hoping the collection will open a few new eyes to another of Le Guin’s many talents.
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