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Old 01-23-18, 08:03 PM
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RIP Ursula K LeGuin

That is all. A very sad day.
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Old 01-23-18, 08:17 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

I have heard people argue that Ursula K. Le Guin could have been the first science-fiction author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. But alas, her passing means we'll never find out.
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Old 01-23-18, 08:41 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

Maybe she will win posthumously. Everyone dies, but this feels like a real loss.
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Old 01-24-18, 02:04 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

Very sad to hear, I'm glad she was able to put out such an impressive body of work.

The Lathe of Heaven is one of my top books ever, absolute genius.
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Old 01-24-18, 05:04 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

I really need to read some of her books one of these days.

I think I might have read Left Hand of Darkness when I was ten or eleven, but I can't say for sure.
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Old 01-24-18, 09:18 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I really need to read some of her books one of these days.

I think I might have read Left Hand of Darkness when I was ten or eleven, but I can't say for sure.
If you like fantasy, start with A Wizard Of Earthsea.

She was, as I think Neil Gaiman said, a literary giant.
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Old 01-24-18, 09:20 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

Fuck, Jack Ketchum too. FUUUUCK YOUUU REAPER!

Do we have an Obituary Talk subforum?
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Old 01-25-18, 09:06 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

I don't think I've read a LeGuin book since I was a teenager. I've revisited Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein in the last few years. Maybe I should read one of her books again.

I did like her analysis of LOTR. She said that Frodo, Sam, and Gollum can be read as different aspects of a single character.
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Old 01-25-18, 09:26 PM
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I don't think I've read a LeGuin book since I was a teenager. I've revisited Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein in the last few years. Maybe I should read one of her books again.

I did like her analysis of LOTR. She said that Frodo, Sam, and Gollum can be read as different aspects of a single character.
If you're at all into Asian religions, her translation of the Tao Te Ching is a stunner as well.
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Old 01-25-18, 09:31 PM
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Re: RIP Ursula K LeGuin

Purchased/watched The Lathe of Heaven recently, it was pretty damned good. Also read the Earthsea Trilogy within the last year, was mesmerized by the depth of them. She was a talented writer, her storytelling will be missed.
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