Ursula K. Le Guin


”NUMBER ONE: You Don’t Shop There For Anything!” — Sherman Alexie

Watch author Sherman Alexie talking with Steven Colbert about Amazon Dot Com.

Amazon now controls 40 to 50% of the book market and aims to control 100% of it. The publishers Hachette and Bonnier have refused to accept some of Amazon’s author-ruining, publisher-wrecking, indie-bookstore-destroying policies. So Jeff Bezos won’t sell you a Hachette book, or won’t deliver it for weeks. This is blatant abuse of trade and abuse of customers. Amazon can only get away with it if we refuse to let them get away with it.



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On writing well:

People who don’t know how to communicate, or communicate badly, are unhappy and spread unhappiness around them. If they communicate badly deliberately, they are wicked, or at least discourteous, since they impose labor, pain, or boredom on their readers.

—Primo Levi

The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.


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Interesting Things Done by People Named Le Guin

  • India in Botswana: The blog of India Downes-Le Guin
  • Peninsulas and Islands: A Tale for Coastal Communities, a review by Margaret Hammitt-McDonald of North Coast by Charles A. Le Guin. Signed copies available at Jupiter’s Books in Cannon Beach. [North Coast excerpts]
  • The Peach Poem, by Caroline Le Guin
  • Notes on the Way/Apuntes en el viaje — Elisabeth C. Le Guin blogs on her experiences living in Mexico City the summer and autumn of 2013.
  • UPFOR, Theo Downes-Le Guin’s new Portland gallery, and its blog
  • The Frontier Fandango, Mexico/California

  • Every year people meet at the edge of the ocean, on the two sides of the fence between the two countries, to sing, play, and dance the music of Vera Cruz called “son jarocho.” My daughter Elisabeth has been learning this music, and this year she took a video camera to the Fandango. The fence is so high and now so thick that the people can barely see one another, but the music and love and grief and longing come through, loud and clear.

    The Video...” by Elisabeth Le Guin

  • The Galixee, According to C.H. Downes-Le Guin

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Current Publications

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The New Atlantis ebook at Book View Cafe
The Unreal and the Real: Volume One The Unreal and the Real: Volume Two
Finding My Elegy

The Six Books of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea The Tombs of Atuan The Farthest Shore
Tehanu Tales from Earthsea The Other Wind

Music and Poetry of the Kesh Walking in Cornwall Villanelles Cover for Out Here -- Poems and drawings by Ursula K. Le Guin, Photography by Roger Dorband
The Wild Girls 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin Breaking Waves -- Gulf Coast benefit anthology Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin (UK Paperback) Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin (UK Hardcover) lao tzu: tao te ching Cheek by Jowl, by Ursula K. Le Guin -- Aqueduct Press Cat Dreams Left Hand of Darkness 40th Anniversary Edition. Artist: Paul Young Cover for The Lathe of Heaven King Dog: A Screenplay for the Mind's Eye
Cover for GIFTS by Ursula K. Le Guin Cover for Voices, by Ursula K. Le Guin Cover for Powers, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Walking in Cornwall Cover for Incredible Good Fortune
LADeDeDa, by Ursula K. Le Guin and Vonda N. McIntyre Cover for The Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. Le Guin
In the Blast Zone -- Cover Mythmakers and Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction

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