The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but ...more
1. Vaster than Empires and More Slow
3. Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight
12. The Matter of Seggri
15. Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea
17. Forgiveness Day
21. A Man of the People
24. A Woman’s Liberation
29. Old Music and the Slave Women
32. The Finder
39. On the High Marsh
46. Paradises Lost(less)
And I'm honored to have the privilege to read her work.
This collection of her novellas is perfect.
The strange and the familiar, the paths chosen and the roads not taken, the homes found and paradises lost.
This is magic. Wonderful magic.
"She raised her arms up and outward, like wings, and looked down at her feet on the dirt. She pushed off her sandals, pushed them aside, and was barefoot. She stepped to the left, to the right, forward, back. She danced up to h...more
I’m deeply ashamed to admit this, but I had not actually read anything by Ursula K. Le Guin before picking up this anthology. From the moment I saw The Found and the Lost though, I knew it would be the perfect chance for me to rectify the situation. For the first time ever, every novella published by this renowned fantasy and science fiction icon can be found in one place, together at last in this gorgeous hardcover collec ...more
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature
The Found and the Lost is the companion volume to The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, a hefty 816-page book or 34-hour audiobook collection of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novellas. It contains most of the stories that make up Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995) a set of linked stories in her HAINISH CYCLE, about the two worlds of Werel and Yeowe, and explores the ...more
"Vaster Than Empires And More Slow"
(Originally published 1971. The Wind's Twelve Quarters)
A stand-alone scifi in Le Guin's Hainish universe. An exploration team sent to a very remo ...more
Collections are ...more
Le Guin is the master of the novella. Each of these stories contains a universe; even the stories meant to expand the worlds she’s created in her Hainish and Earthsea cycles, they feel complete unto themselves.
And the shape of each story— it’s her carrier bag theory of fiction in practice. A different way of thinking about narrative. And far beyond that— a different way of thinking about the world we live in, what we do within it, how we frame our lives.
I’m in awe.
I’m on pag...more
I realised when I looked at the ta ...more
I adored this collection of novellas; ADORED IT. It was my second experience with Le Guin, and while I liked the first one a lot (LHOD) it was in this collection that I really saw what people mean when they talk about the beauty of Le Guin's writing. I listened to this on audiobook but I know if I'd read it, half of it would be highlighted, so awed was I by the loveliness of her prose. As it is, I have a bunch of clips saved. In The Left Hand of Darkness ...more
I'd normally round off that average rating, but in this case, I didn't feel that a 2.7 justified reading 800 pages worth of novellas. The writing was generally quite good in all the books, but the stories were consistently underwhelming. The author clearly has a handful of themes she like to explore in her stories and while they were usually interesting and well done, I did get tired of the same ones being discussed over and over.
The better stories, like A Woma ...more
Le Guin has developed a few different storyworlds, which appear and reappear in various books, and here as well. The Hain ...more
I read this during my December travels to visit family. And there was more than one night that I stayed up late to finish a story. :)
Many of the stories are loosely intertwined Hainish tales. I loved this set of stories! The main character of one story would play a bit character in the next, and the individual stories were excellent. There were also a couple EarthSea stories at t ...more
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|Sci-fi and Heroic...: "Dragonfly" by Ursula K. Le Guin||5||86||Mar 29, 2018 02:51PM|
|Sci-fi and Heroic...: "On The High Marsh" by Ursula K. Le Guin||3||39||Mar 29, 2018 08:13AM|
|Sci-fi and Heroic...: "The Finder" by Ursula K. Le Guin||6||19||Mar 28, 2018 10:54AM|
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|Sci-fi and Heroic...: "A Woman’s Liberation" by Ursula K. Le Guin||7||16||Mar 18, 2018 04:32PM|
|Sci-fi and Heroic...: "A Man Of The People" by Ursula K. Le Guin||3||19||Mar 17, 2018 09:36AM|