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Ursula K. Le Guin - Die Geißel des Himmels
Es ist ein geringfügiges Vergehen, weswegen George Orr sich einer Therapie unterziehen muß: Medikamentenmißbrauch. Der Patient tut alles, um seine Träume zu unterdrücken, worauf sein behandelnder Arzt, der Psychiater Dr. Haber, eine gewöhnliche psychische Störung diagnostiziert. Doch George Orrs Träume sind keine gewöhnlichen Träume, denn sie können die Realität verändern. Von dem (freilich nicht ganz uneigennützigen) Wunsch beseelt, eine bessere Welt zu erschaffen, zwingt Dr. Haber seinen anbefohlenen Schützling, eine Reihe künstlich induzierter Träume zu erleben, bis von der Welt, wie wir sie kennen, keine Spur mehr übrig ist. Die Geißel des Himmels ist ein wunderbar ironischer Abgesang auf die Psychoanalyse, ein Manifest für die Macht der Phantasie, die ebenso grenzenlos wie unbeherrschbar ist, und nicht zuletzt ein modernes Gleichnis über das unausweichliche Scheitern von Weltverbesserern aller Art, auch wenn ihre Absichten und Motive durchaus edel sein mögen.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Das Wort für Welt ist Wald
Der kolonisierte Waldplanet New Tahiti ist ein fast idealer Rohstofflieferant: der Holzbestand ist nahezu unerschöpflich, und die grün bepelzten Ureinwohner sind kein bisschn aggressiv. Vermutlich haben sie kien genug Grips, um Scherereien zu machen, oder einfach es ist gegen ihre Natur. Dann allerdings stellt sich die Frage: Wer hat die entlegene Holzarbeiterkolonie in Schutt und Asche gelegt? Diese klassische Dystopie ist zugleich subtiler Ethno-Thriller und unterläuft ganz nebenbei vertraute "Helden"-Bilder aus Literatur und Geschichte. Ursula K. LeGuin gehört zu den bedeutendsten SciFi-Autorinnen der Gegenwart. Ihr mit etlichen Litaraturpreisen geehrtes Werk umfasst Fantasy, Science Fiction, Jugend- und Kinderbücher, Essays und Gedichte. Das Wort für Welt ist Wald wurde mit dem Hugo- und dem Nebula-Award ausgezeichnet.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Word for World is Forest
Centuries ​in the future, Terrans have established a logging colony & military base named "New Tahiti" on a tree-covered planet whose small, green-furred, big-eyed inhabitants have a culture centered on lucid dreaming. Terran greed spirals around native innocence & wisdom, overturning the ancient society. Humans have learned interstellar travel from the Hainish (the origin-planet of all humanoid races, including Athsheans). Various planets have been expanding independently, but during the novel it's learned that the League of All Worlds has been formed. News arrives via an ansible, a new discovery. Previously they had been cut off, 27 light years from home. The story occurs after The Dispossessed, where both the ansible & the League of Worlds are unrealised. Also well before Planet of Exile, where human settlers have learned to coexist. The 24th century has been suggested. Terran colonists take over the planet locals call Athshe, meaning "forest," rather than "dirt," like their home planet Terra. They follow the 19th century model of colonization: felling trees, planting farms, digging mines & enslaving indigenous peoples. The natives are unequipped to comprehend this. They're a subsistence race who rely on the forests & have no cultural precedent for tyranny, slavery or war. The invaders take their land without resistance until one fatal act sets rebellion in motion & changes the people of both worlds forever.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Wind's Twelve Quarters / The Compass Rose
Grand ​Master Ursula K. LeGuin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field - and is likewise feted beyond the confines of the genre. The Wind's Twelve Quarters was her first collection and it brings together some of finest short fiction, including the Hugo Award-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas', the Nebula Award-winning 'The Day Before the Revolution', and the Hugo-nominated 'Winter's King', which gave readers their first glimpse of the world later made famous in her Hugo- and Nebula-winning masterpiece The Left Hand of Darkness.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​Fisherman of the Inland Sea
A ​collection of short fiction by an award-winning author whose modern, transformational stories are spun out of science fiction and everyday experiences to bring the reader to another level--otherworldly and heartwarming at once.

Ursula K. Le Guin - City ​of Illusions
Earth, ​like the rest of the Known Worlds, has fallen to the Shing. Scattered here and there, small groups of humans live in a state of semi-barbarism. They have lost the skills, science and knowledge that had been Earth's in the golden age of the League of Worlds, and whenever a colony of humans tries to rekindle the embers of a half-forgotten technology, the Shing, with their strange, mindlying power, crush them out. There is one man who can stand against the malign Shing, but he is an alien with amber eyes and must first prove to paranoid humanity that he himself is not a creature of the Shing.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Hainish ​Novels and Stories 2.
The ​star-spanning story of humanity’s colonization of other planets, Ursula K. Le Guin’s visionary Hainish novels and stories redrew the map of modern science fiction, making it a rich field for literary explorations of “the nature of human nature,” as Margaret Atwood has described Le Guin’s subject. Now, for the first time, the complete Hainish novels and stories are collected in a definitive two-volume Library of America edition, with new introductions by the author. This second volume in a definitive two-volume edition gathers Le Guin’s final two Hainish novels, The Word for World Is Forest, in which Earth enslaves another planet to strip its natural resources, and The Telling, the harrowing story of a society which has suppressed its own cultural heritage. Rounding out the volume are seven short stories and the story suite Five Ways to Forgiveness, published here in full for the first time. The endpapers feature a full-color chart of the known worlds of Hainish descent.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Il ​mago
Scritto ​più di trent'anni fa, il romanzo narra le vicende di un bimbo diverso da tutti gli altri, Duny, capace di piegare gli animali alla propria volontà con piccoli, misteriosi incantesimi. Poi, una volta cresciuto, l'hanno chiamato Ged, lo Sparviere: un giovane mago che deve compiere un complesso apprendistato per conoscere meglio i suoi immensi poteri e usarli contro il male.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Found and the Lost
Every ​novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time — and introduced by the legendary author — in one breathtaking volume. 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 never as a complete retrospective of her longer works as represented in the wonderful The Found and the Lost. This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Planet ​of Exile
The ​Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years--& ten of Werel's years are over 600 terrestrial years. The lonely & dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter--a season that lasts for 15 years--the Earthmen have neighbors: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches & call the farborns. But hilfs & farborns have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals & eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated?

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Books of Earthsea
Celebrating ​the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved _A Wizard of Earthsea_ —“…reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago,” (David Mitchell)—comes this complete omnibus edition of the entire Earthsea chronicles, including over fifty illustrations illuminating Le Guin’s vision of her classic saga. Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea novels are some of the most acclaimed and awarded works in literature—they have received prestigious accolades such as the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, the Nebula Award, and many more honors, commemorating their enduring place in the hearts and minds of readers and the literary world alike. Now for the first time ever, they’re all together in one volume—including the early short stories, Le Guin’s “Earthsea Revisioned” Oxford lecture, and a new Earthsea story, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way. [Stories include: “A Wizard of Earthsea”, “The Tombs of Atuan”, “The Farthest Shore”, “Tehanu”, “Tales From Earthsea”, “The Other Wind”, “The Rule of Names”, “The Word of Unbinding”, “The Daughter of Odren”, and “Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University”.] With stories as perennial and universally beloved as _The Chronicles of Narnia_ and _The Lord of The Rings_—but also unlike anything but themselves—this edition is perfect for those new to the world of Earthsea, as well as those who are well-acquainted with its enchanting magic: to know Earthsea is to love it.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Some ​inhabitants of a peaceful kingdom cannot tolerate the act of cruelty that underlies its happiness. The story "Omelas" was first published in New Dimensions 3, a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, in October 1973, and the following year it won Le Guin the prestigious Hugo Award for best short story. It was subsequently printed in her short story collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters in 1975.

Ursula K. Le Guin - No ​Time to Spare
Ursula ​K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she’s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice—sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical—shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula’s blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Eye of the Heron
In ​Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups--the farmers of Shantih and the City dwellers--live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the City, the City Bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to from a new settlement further away, the Bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "rebellion." Luz understands what it means to have no choices. Her father is a Boss and he has ruled over her life with the same iron fist. Luz wonders what it might be like to make her own choices. To be free to choose her own destiny. When the crisis over the new settlement reaches a flash point, Luz will have her chance.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Orsinian ​Tales
Orsinia ​... a land of medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and railways reaching into the mountains where the old gods dwell. A country where life is harsh, dreams are gentle, and people feel torn by powerful forces and fight to remain whole. In this enchanting collection, Ursula K. Le Guin brings to mainstream fiction the same compelling mastery of word and deed, of story and character, of violence and love, that has won her the Pushcart Prize, and the Kafka and National Book Awards.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Four ​Ways to Forgiveness
At ​the far end of our universe, on the twin planets of Werel and Yeowe, all humankind is divided into "assets" and "owners," tradition and liberation are at war, and freedom takes many forms. Here is a society as complex and troubled as any on our world, peopled with unforgettable characters struggling to become fully human. For the disgraced revolutionary Abberkam, the callow "space brat" Solly, the haughty soldier Teyeo, and the Ekumen historian and Hainish exile Havzhiva, freedom and duty both begin in the heart, and success as well as failure has its costs. In this stunning collection of four intimately interconnected novellas, Ursula K. Le Guin returns to the great themes that have made her one of America's most honored and respected authors.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Farthest Shore
Darkness ​threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk--Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord--embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world--even beyond the realm of death--as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Tales ​from Earthsea
Explores ​further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history, and magic of the place.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​Wizard of Earthsea
Often ​compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers. In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Dancing ​at the Edge of the World
Incisive, ​eloquent, crackling with ideas, this is a "mental-biography" of the award-winning fiction writer, Ursula K. Le Guin. She draws together essays, travel journals, lectures, informal talks and reviews spanning twelve years, for a fascinating peek into the mind of a remarkable woman.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Gifts
Orrec, ​the son of the Brantor of Caspromant, and Gry, daughter of the Brantors of Barre and Rodd, have grown up together, running half-wild across the Uplands. The people there are like their land: harsh and fierce and prideful; ever at war with each other. Only the gifts keep the fragile peace. The Barre gift is calling animals. The women of Cordemant have the power of blinding, or making deaf, or taking away speech. The Rodds can send a spellknife into a man's heart. The Callems can move heavy things - even buildings, even hills. The Caspro gift is the worst and best of all: it is the gift of undoing: an insect, an animal, a place... Orrec and Gry are the heirs to Caspro and Barre. Gry's gift runs true, but she refuses to call animals for the hunt. Orrec too is a problem, for his gift of undoing is wild: he cannot control it - and that is the most dangerous gift of all... _Gifts_ is Ursula Le Guin at her best: an exciting, moving story beautifully told.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​megtalált és az elveszett II.
Ursula ​K. Le Guin meghatározó alakja az amerikai irodalomnak. Képzeletét, párját ritkító stílusérzékét, emberi érzékenységét, határozottságát, humorát és keménységét arra használta, hogy teljesen új társadalmakat, emberi viszonyulásokat vizsgáljon meg, és ezeken keresztül kutassa az örök emberit – mindazt, amiért az emberekre föl lehet nézni és mindazt, amit egy felvilágosult társadalomnak el kell vetnie. Hitvallása volt, hogy hangot adjon az elnyomottaknak, a némáknak, az irodalom tükrén keresztül fényre hozza a legintimebb és legfájdalmasabb tapasztalásokat. A Valós és valótlan című novellagyűjtemény után a nemrég elhunyt szerző hosszabb elbeszéléseiből és kisregényeiből válogat A megtalált és az elveszett két kötete.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Steering ​the Craft
One ​of the great writers of the twentieth century offers an exhilarating workout for writers of narrative fiction or nonfiction. With her sharp mind and wit and a delightful sense of playfulness, Le Guin has turned a successful workshop into a self-guided voyage of discovery for a writer working alone, a writing group, or a class. Steering the Craft is concerned with the basic elements of narrative: how a story is told, what moves it and what clogs it. This book does not plod through plot, character, beginning-middle-and-end. Nor does it discuss writing as self-expression, as therapy, or as spiritual adventure. Each topic includes examples that clarify and exercises that intensify awareness of the techniques of storytelling.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Finding ​My Elegy
"She ​never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is." — Margaret Atwood Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding My Elegy distills her life's work, offering a selection of the best from her six earlier volumes of poetry and introducing a powerful group of poems, at once earthy and transcendent, written in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The fruit of over a half century of writing, the seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood and the natural world, and glint with humor and vivid beauty. These moving works of art are a reckoning with a whole life.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Ursula ​K. Le Guin összes Szigetvilág története I.
Szigetvilág ​azúrkék tengerén, egy kicsiny sziget kicsiny falujában, távol a világ zajától különös képességekkel bíró fiú látja meg a napvilágot. Veleszületett varázsereje már gyermekként felkelti a mágusok érdeklődését, így hamarosan maga a híres Oromon keresi fel, s fogadja tanítványául. Az ifjú Kóbor nagy tettekre született, megvan benne minden, hogy nevét és tetteit egyszer a legnagyobb hősök mellett emlegessék. Ám a tehetség nem minden. A fiú ereje mellé hamarosan gőg társul, tettrekészsége nagyravágyásba fordul, mígnem egy vészterhes éjjelen megidéz valamit, amit a leghatalmasabb mesterek sem tudnak irányítani. Egy névtelen árnyat a túlvilágról, amelynek egyetlen célja megszerezni Kóbor lelkét, hogy aztán annak erejét a világ romlására használja. Legendákba illő üldözés veszi kezdetét, melynek során a fiú vágyálma lidércnyomásos válaszúttá válik: vagy valóban ő lesz minden idők legnagyobb hőse, vagy úgy fognak rá emlékezni, mint arra, aki elpusztította a világot. A két kötetből álló gyűjteményes kiadás első része négy regényt tartalmaz: A Szigetvilág varázslóját, az Atuan sírjait, a Legtávolabbi partot és a Tehanut.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​megtalált és az elveszett I.
Ursula ​K. Le Guin meghatározó alakja az amerikai irodalomnak. Képzeletét, párját ritkító stílusérzékét, emberi érzékenységét, határozottságát, humorát és keménységét arra használta, hogy teljesen új társadalmakat, emberi viszonyulásokat vizsgáljon meg, és ezeken keresztül kutassa az örök emberit – mindazt, amiért az emberekre föl lehet nézni és mindazt, amit egy felvilágosult társadalomnak el kell vetnie. Hitvallása volt, hogy hangot adjon az elnyomottaknak, a némáknak, az irodalom tükrén keresztül fényre hozza a legintimebb és legfájdalmasabb tapasztalásokat. A Valós és valótlan című novellagyűjtemény után a nemrég elhunyt szerző hosszabb elbeszéléseiből és kisregényeiből válogat A megtalált és az elveszett két kötete.

Ursula K. Le Guin - En ​el otro viento
El ​hechizero Aliso está completamente aterrado por conciliar el sueño, ya que cada noche, los muertos le atraen hacia ellos, utilizándolo como medio de liberarse e invadir Terramar; además ello le supone tener que reencontrase con su esposa, la cual falleció muy joven y en su ansia de no perderle jamñas, le besó a través de un bajo muro de piedras que separan nuestro mundo de la Tierra Seca, un mundo marchito en que los amantes se entrecuzan sin reconocerse. Aliso, le lleva a acudir a un antiguo Archimago Gavilán, quien le incita a partir de Havnor en busca de tres jóvenes. Todos ellos, más un dragón capaz de metamorfosearse en mujer, iniciarán este viaje en el que la incursión de los muertos no es el único peligro amenazante a Terramar...

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Beginning Place
Rarely ​are the worlds of the real and the fantastic so hauntingly evoked and traversed as they are in Ursula K. Le Guin's beautiful and compelling novel, The Beginning Place. Two young people meet in a magic world across the stream and over the threshold from the everyday world where they have grown up. They do not know how or why they have reached the cobbled street and eternal twilight of Tembreabrezi, the town on the mountain. They know only that by returning there they will find peace and escape from all the dreary problems of daily life. But when the refuge becomes horror, and the roads of dream lead to nightmare, then there is no escape. They must choose now, not between life or death. And each must choose without any guide or explanation, without any help at all—except perhaps from where they least expect it. The Beginning Place is a suspenseful, enthralling and perfectly orchestrated story that only Ursula K. Le Guin could create.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Other Wind
Haunted ​by dreams of the dead who seek to invade Earthsea through him, the sorcerer Alder enlists the aid of Ged, a former Archmage, who advises him to find the holiest place in the world, which holds the key to preserving Earthsea.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Powers
The ​final part in the story that started with _Gifts,_ and the tale of Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant, two children with extraordinary powers. They play a part in _Voices_ too, the sequel to _Gifts,_ in which Memer, a girl who has grown up in a captured city, is part of the people's fight for freedom. And now, in _Powers,_ we have the conclusion to Ursula Le Guin's beautifully written, powerful and moving story of the Western Isles, a tale that will leave every reader begging for more.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Rocannon's ​World
A ​world shared by three native humanoid races - the cavern-dwelling Gdemiar, elvish Fiia, and warrior clan, Liuar - is suddenly invaded and conquered by a fleet of ships from the stars. Earth scientist Rocannon is on that world, and he sees his friends murdered and his spaceship destroyed. Marooned among alien peoples, he leads the battle to free this new world - and finds that legends grow around him even as he fights.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Hainish ​Novels and Stories 1.
The ​star-spanning story of humanity’s colonization of other planets, Ursula K. Le Guin’s visionary Hainish novels and stories redrew the map of modern science fiction, making it a rich field for literary explorations of “the nature of human nature,” as Margaret Atwood has described Le Guin’s subject. Now, for the first time, the complete Hainish novels and stories are collected in a definitive two-volume Library of America edition, with new introductions by the author. This first volume in a definitive two-volume edition gathers the first five Hainish novels: Rocannon’s World, in which an ethnologist sent to a bronze-age planet must help defeat an intergalactic enemy; Planet of Exile, the story of human colonists stranded on a planet that is slowly killing them; City of Illusions, which finds a future Earth ruled by the mysterious Shing; and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning masterpieces The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed—as well as four short stories.

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