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This is our discussion of the short story....

" Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight " by Ursula K. Le Guin

(Originally published 1987. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November 1987, Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences)

From the anthology The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin by Ursula K. Le Guin. See The Found and the Lost anthology discussion hub for more info on the anthology and pointers to discussion of its other stories.


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I really enjoyed this story, a sort of fairytale placed in the mythology of indigenous North American peoples. I found it a delight to read, A little girl crossed over into an alternate world of lost innocence.


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Andrea | 2727 comments I also loved this one, I like these spirit/god stories and the questioning of how we see the world. The only disappointment I had was that there were no literal buffalo gals in the story :)


Cindy | 22 comments Is this story related to always coming home?


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Cindy wrote: "Is this story related to always coming home?"

I don't think so, though they share native American themes. Always Coming Home is a post-human Earth, and (like the Seggrit story in this collection) it has many internal short stories about the past. If you told me this was one of the stories from the ACH, I wouldn't be shocked.


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Andrea | 2727 comments Oh...wow. I would love to see Susan Seddon Boulet's illustrations for this story Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight by Ursula K. Le Guin . She's got the perfect style for it.


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