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Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Jul 11, 11

bookshelves: sf
Read from July 04 to 11, 2011

Reading her more mature work has spoilt me. These are good in their own right, but lack the sheer simplicity, panache and confidence that the others had to make you believe these worlds actually exist. Too much artifice...just a little, but already too much. These three novellas are also much less coherently and overtly political than her later books, drifting away from the kind of fiction that I had been originally searching for. They are not even that anthropological...too much of looking from the outside in, compared to the later work.

Diminishing returns is setting in...time to move on to other stuff for awhile...
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