Tag Archives: Ursula Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness

A friend. What is a friend, in a world where any friend may be a lover at a new phase of the moon? Not I, locked in my virility; no friend to Therem Harth, or any other of his race. … Continue reading

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Things I have read recently/am reading

Count to a Trillion, by John C. Wright: This is the first in an ongoing series about a Texan gunslinger called Menelaus Montrose who is also a math wiz, who joins a space crew to investigate this alien monument, who … Continue reading

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Conventional people

“Ike, Spes people are very conventional, conservative people, haven’t you noticed? Very elitist people. How could we be anything but?” “Conservative? Conventional? What are you talking about?” “Well, look at us! Power hierarchy, division of labor by gender, Cartesian values, … Continue reading

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