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The Birthday Of The World and Other Stories
The Birthday Of The World and Other Stories | Ursula K. LeGuin
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'Her most important book since ALWAYS COMING HOME and her most satisfactory collection since her first, the brilliant THE WIND'S TWELVE QUARTERS. A formidable and rewarding work, a prime candidate for best SF collection of the year. An essential book.' LOCUS Six of the eight piece are set in Le Guin's classic Hainish cycle. The title story, 'The Birthday of the World', stands alone and the final piece, 'Paradises Lost', is a new short novel original to the collection, a major addition to the generation starship subgenre of science fiction.
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Vagablonde
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On the one hand, I love the anthropological bent of this collection, and the deeper dive into the world building of her novels is fascinating. On the other hand, a couple of the stories are brutal to read back to back.

I'm glad I read it, but I'm not sure I will again.

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lauren.lerner
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None of the books I‘m reading right now are keeping my attention for very long, so it seems like the perfect time to dive into this collection of short fiction from the late great Ursula K. Le Guin. (Loving my new mug, @Eggs ☕️🍫❤️)

#mommybrainisreal#bookandbeverage #shhimtryingtoread #readingisinmyblood

Tamra I haven‘t read her yet - I‘m intrigued. 5y
Eggs @lauren.lerner Sweet of you! 😍💖📚🍰❣️ 5y
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Quellek
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Spine poetry part 2.

Th birthday of the world
Where late the sweet birds sang
After long silence
An ember in the ashes

#24in48 #spinepoetry

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AdaChivers
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A looooot of Úrsula! I'm so happy!!!

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Chris
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Slowly working through this. It's interesting. Not what I expected. A lot about gender roles and gender identity in a sci-fi setting. I like it but I think I was expecting it to be more like Bradbury.

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A lot of introductions to short story collections don't add a whole lot or give away too much of the stories, but I really like this one. This is the first thing I've read from her but she seems to have a great sense of humor.

Megabooks Love this!!! Take a peek @ReadingMusing 7y
ReadingMusing @Ebooksandcooks I love this quote and it is so true. Introverts are constantly being told to change and be more social! But, no, our personalities are quiet! 7y
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