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The Birthday of the World

Included in this spectacular collection of speculative fiction stories is a never-before-published novella, "Paradises Lost," a mesmerizing tale of the far future and the resilience of the human spirit. PerfectBound e-book extras.

Free ebook excerpt: Coming of Age in Karhide, Chapter 1

Ursula K. Le Guin has long been a master of literary speculative fiction that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. The much-honored author of 17 novels, 80 short stories, 10 books for children, several volumes of poetry, and numerous screenplays once again demonstrates her virtuosity and versatility in this superb collection of short science fiction tales.

Included in this spectacular collection is a never-before-published novella titled "Paradises Lost" — a mesmerizing tale of the far future and the resilience of the human spirit.

PerfectBound e-book extras:
Three essays by Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • "On Despising Genres"
  • "Answers to a Questionnaire"
  • "A Few Words to a Young Writer"
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The Dispossessed

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, resolves to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change. PerfectBound e-book extras.

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PerfectBound e-book extra:
A Study Guide to The Dispossessed by Paul Brians

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.
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