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2024 Reading Goal

24% complete! Sam has read 18 of 75 books.

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness (Paperback, 2010, Ace Books) 4 stars

On the planet Winter, there is no gender. The Gethenians can become male or female …

Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who usually charge a fee, and are therefore more honored in their day than prophets); and by futurologists (salaried). Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist's business is lying.

The Left Hand of Darkness by  (Hainish Cycle)

From the introduction.

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) (Hardcover, 2018, Gallery / Saga Press) 5 stars

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea—“…reads like the …

Earlier in this conference, Jill Paton Walsh suggested that in Tehanu, I was “doing penance.” Irredeemably secular, I’d call it affirmative action. In my lifetime as a writer, I have lived through a revolution, a great and ongoing revolution. When the world turns over, you can’t go on thinking upside down. What was innocence is now irresponsibility. Visions must be re-visioned.

The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) by 

quoted The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin (The Earthsea Cycle, #6)

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Other Wind (Paperback, 2003, Gollancz) 5 stars

The merchants of the Inner Isles, in their first joy at having a king and laws again to protect their trading, had set his revenue high and offered him yet more money for all such undertakings; for the first few years of his reign they had not even complained that taxation was destroying their business and would leave their children destitute.

The Other Wind by  (The Earthsea Cycle, #6)

lol rich people