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Reading List


Read 2 books by Ursula K Leguin since Jan '03

See also: Books I'm Reading, Books I've Read and Books I want to read

August 2016
The Dispossed by Ursula K LeguinReading an 'anti-hero' book for a sci-fi/fantasy book group. Feeling like I'm waiting to spot the 'anti-heroness'. Interesting so far. Finished; this was okay. I was pretty confused through most of the book, as I was reading it bits and pieces with a lot going on, I didn't quite realise how the story was laid out (alternating chapters), plus I was waiting on hearing about the ansible and was thinking "Wait, they don't know anybody further than a few days travel?" Anyway, while I guess it had some interesting things to say, from a utopia point of view, I was hoping for a little more science.
 
July 2005
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeguinI enjoyed this. Had some interesting ideas. Time dilation, a clockwork device to keep your beer liquid in a world that was constantly frozen.. Multisexed individuals.. Fascinating.

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