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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 - Catwings
Now ​available individually in new digest-sized paperback editions, the first four books in Le Guin's magical series chronicle four young cats with wings who leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live.

Ursula K. Le Guin - El ​eterno regreso a casa
El ​eterno regreso a casa es todo un mundo. Al hilo del viaje de Piedra Parlante, Ursula K. Le Guin ofrece lo que podría considerarse una novela antropológica de una fascinante cultura imaginaria, descrita, analizada y estudiada en sus múltiples vertientes (costumbre, ritos, canciones, etc.) y pautada por el recorrido vital de la protagonista, escindida entre dos pueblos, pues es hija de una habitante de las apacibles ciudades de Valle y de un jefe de las fuerzas invasoras del Norte. Sin duda El eterno regreso a casa, salpicada de dibujos, planos, etc., es la novela más completa e imaginativa que haya escrito Le Guin hasta la fecha.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Worlds ​of Exile and Illusion
Ursula ​K. Le Guin was one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds of Exile and Illusion. These novels, Rocannon's world, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions, are set in the same universe as Le Guin's groundbreaking classic, The Left Hand of Darkness.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Annals ​of the Western Shore
_Ursula ​Le Guin's beloved YA series gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition for every reader._ This fifth volume in the definitive Library of America edition of Ursula K. Le Guin's work presents a trilogy of coming-of-age stories set in the Western Shore, a world where young people find themselves struggling not just against racism, prejudice, and slavery, but with how to live with the mysterious and magical gifts they have been given. All three novels feature the generous voice and deeply human concerns that mark all Le Guin's work, and together they form an elegant anthem to the revolutionary and transformative power of words and storytelling. In _Gifts_, Orrec and Gry will inherit both their families' domains and their "gifts," the ability to communicate with animals, or control a mind, or maim or kill with only a word and gesture. Both discover their gifts are not what they thought. In _Voices_, Memer lives in a city conquered by fundamentalist and superstitious soldiers who have made reading and writing forbidden. But in Memer's house there is a secret room where the last few books in the city have been hidden. And in the Nebula Award-winning _Powers_, the young slave Gavir can remember any book after reading it just once. It makes him valuable, but it also makes him a threat. Gav sets out to understand who he is, where he came from, and what his gift means. This deluxe edition features Le Guin's own previously unseen hand-drawn maps. Included in an appendix are essays and interviews about the novels, as well as Le Guin's pronunciation guide to the names and languages of the Western Shore.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Tombs of Atuan
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 second book of Le Guin's Earthsea series, readers will meet Tenar, a priestess to the "Nameless Ones" who guard the catacombs of the Tombs of Atuan. Only Tenar knows the passageways of this dark labyrinth, and only she can lead the young wizard Sparrowhawk, who stumbles into its maze, to the greatest treasure of all. Will she?

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 - Tehanu ​(angol)
When ​Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Wave in the Mind
Join ​Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.

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 - A ​rege
„A ​Regében… Ursula K. Le Guin a képességei teljes birtokában álló, valódi mesélő adottságait egyesíti a bölcs és szenvedélyes lélekkel és egy igazi filozófus fegyelmezett, örökké válaszokat kutató elméjével. Haini-ciklusában megteremti egy lenyűgöző, meggyőző és igen hihető jövő valóságát.” (Peter S. Beagle, Az utolsó egyszarvú és A fogadós énekének írója) Az egykor virágzó kultúrájú Aka bolygót teljesen megváltoztatta a technológia. Egy földi megfigyelő, Szatí, azonban tudomást szerez egy kitaszított csoportról, amely a vadonban él. Tagjai még ápolják az ősi hagyományokat, még mindig őrzik az elveszett vallást – a Regét. Szatít lenyűgözi a hitük, és szent zarándoklatra kíséri őket a hegyek közé, miközben tulajdon elméje és lelke veszedelmes útjait is bejárja.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Historias ​de Terramar
La ​célebre saga de Terramar, que ha cautivado a millones de lectores en todo el mundo, reunida por primera vez en un único volumen. En el archipiélago de Terramar hay dragones, magos y espectros, talismanes y poderes. Es un mundo gobernado por la magia y, ante todo, por las palabras: cada cosa posee su nombre verdadero, el designado durante la Creación, cuyo conocimiento otorga a los hechiceros el dominio sobre los elementos y los animales. Sus gentes, sencillas y tranquilas, tienen como único objetivo conseguir la paz y la sabiduría. Crítica y lectores coinciden en que Terramar es un universo literario tan sólido e inolvidable como el de J.R.R. Tolkien: todo amante de la Tierra Media debería adentrarse en estas páginas repletas de belleza, fantasía, emociones y alegorías que trascienden el género y ofrecen enseñanzas y entretenimiento con la maestría de una de las mayores escritoras de todos los tiempos. Esta edición incluye las cinco novelas de la saga: Un mago de Terramar, Las Tumbas de Atuan, La costa más lejana, Tehanu y En el otro viento.

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 - The ​Unreal and the Real
For ​fifty years, National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin’s stories have shaped the way her readers see the world. Her work gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power. Le Guin’s writing is witty, wise, both sly and forthright; she is a master craftswoman. This two-volume selection of almost forty stories taken from her eleven collections was made by Le Guin herself, as was the organizing principle of splitting the stories into the nominally realistic and fantastic. Where on Earth focuses on Le Guin’s interest in realism and magic realism and includes eighteen of Le Guin’s satirical, political, and experimental earthbound stories. Highlights include World Fantasy and Hugo Award winner “Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight,” the rarely reprinted satirical short, “The Lost Children,” Jupiter Award winner, “The Diary of the Rose,” and the title story of her Pulitzer Prize finalist collection Unlocking the Air. Stories in this volume were originally published in venues as varied as Playboy, TriQuarterly, Orbit, Redbook, and The New Yorker. Companion volume Outer Space Inner Lands includes Le Guin’s best known nonrealistic stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author. The Unreal and the Real is a much-anticipated event which will delight, amuse, and provoke.

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 - The ​Language of the Night
A ​Nebula and Hugo Award-winning writer of science fiction presents a collection of essays that explores the various issues, concepts, challenges, and paradoxes that confront the science fiction writer.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Telling
Sutty, ​an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world-a world in the grips of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation. Embracing the sophisticated technology brought by other worlds and desiring to advance even faster into the future, the Akans recently outlawed the past, the old calligraphy, certain words, all ancient beliefs and ways; every citizen must now be a producer-consumer. Their state, not unlike the China of the Cultural Revolution, is one of secular terrorism. Traveling from city to small town, from loudspeakers to bleating cattle, Sutty discovers the remnants of a banned religion, a hidden culture. As she moves deeper into the countryside and the desolate mountains, she learns more about the Telling - the old faith of the Akans - and more about herself. With her intricate creation of an alien world, Ursula K. Le Guin compels us to reflect on our own recent history.

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 - 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 - 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 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 - Always ​Coming Home
Ursula ​K. Le Guin's richly-imagined vision of a post-apocalyptic California, in a newly expanded version prepared shortly before her death This fourth volume in the _Library of America_’s definitive Ursula K. Le Guin edition presents her most ambitious novel and finest achievement, a mid-career masterpiece that showcases her unique genius for world building. Framed as an anthropologist’s report on the Kesh, survivors of ecological catastrophe living in a future Napa Valley, _Always Coming Home_ (1985) is an utterly original tapestry of history and myth, fable and poetry, storytelling and song. Prepared in close consultation with the author, this expanded edition features new material added just before her death, including for the first time two “missing” chapters of the Kesh novel _Dangerous People_. The volume concludes with a selection of Le guin’s essays about the novel’s genesis and larger aims, a note on its editorial and publication history, and an updated chronology of Le guin’s life and career. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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 ​Szigetvilág varázslója
Óceánföld ​és Gont sziget helyét hiába is keresnénk a megsárgult középkori pergameneken, hiszen egyike azoknak a csodálatos és tűnékeny képzeletbeli tájaknak, melyek csak az írók és az újraálmodott középkori mítoszok képzeletvilágában léteznek. Le Guin talányos történetének középpontjában egy falusi bronzkovács fiának a sorsa áll, akit barátai csak Hókának becéznek, s akinek korán felfedezik mágikus képességeit, de ő nyers és pallérozatlan, titokzatos erejét már nem csupán gyerekes játékokra szeretné felhasználni. Így kerül az egyszerű halandók által megközelíthetetlen kútfői mágusiskolába, ahol viszont éppen alacsony származása miatt számos megaláztatást kell elszenvednie a könnyedén sziporkázó, látványos varázsmutatványokra képes főúri csemetékkel szemben. Hogy tehetségét és erejét bizonyítsa, vakmerő bátorsággal egy olyan varázslatba kezd, mely a fiatal nővérek számára szigorúan tiltott. A fiú, akit később Karvaly néven ismer meg az egész Szigetvilág, megidézi az árnyat, mely ettől a pillanattól elszabadul, és nincs az a varázsló, aki meg merne vele küzdeni. Karvalyt egész ifjú életén át üldözi ez az arcát soha fel nem fedő lény, s később súlyos árat kell fizetnie azért, hogy megtudja, ki is ez a félelmetes erő.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​kisemmizettek
Ursula ​Kroeber Le Guin, Hugo- és Nebula-díjas amerikai írónő művei közül már ismerhetjük A sötétség balkeze című feminista science fictiont, az Égi eszterga ügyes utópista kísérletet és ifjusági fantasyjét, a Szigetvilág-ciklust. A kisemmizettek-re, munkásságának csúcsára másodszor is megkapta az írók-kritikusok Nebula-díját. A regény főhőse Shevek a fizikus, akit az Egyidejűség elmélete című munkája alapján meghívnak Urrasra. Ő az első ember hosszú idő óta, aki elhagyja az Annaresen élő anarchista társadalmat. A romlottságtól és saját világának szigorú bürokráciájától kiábrándultan Shevek Urras luxusvilágát először paradicsominak látja. De később tapasztalatai alapján rájön a titokra, hogy elődei miért hagyták el mégis az anyabolygót. Az utópia és a disztópia között mintegy harmadik megoldást keresve a szerző figyelmeztet a hatalom torzulásának veszélyeire. Műve, amely egy anticentralizált állam fikciója, orwelli intellektuális erővel rendelkezik. A váltakozó fejezetekben Le Guin a cselekmény két külön szálát vezeti fel, s fonja Möbius-szalaggá - ami a kulcsa a főhős egyidejűség-elméletének. A mű ma is áthallásos, s helye mindenképpen a magas irodalomban keresendő.

Robert Sheckley - Isaac Asimov - Poul Anderson - Harry Harrison - Ray Bradbury - Robert Silverberg - Ursula K. Le Guin - Харь ​гаргийн өгүүллэгүүд
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Tehanu
Tenar ​lemond papnői hivatásáról, felhagy a varázslás tudományával, hogy a Gonton egy egyszerű paraszt felesége legyen. Ám ő nem arra született, hogy békés egyhangúságban élje az életét, távol a nagy eseményektől. A haldokló varázsló és az elhagyott gyermek hívásának nem tud ellenállni, s visszatér a sárkányok, varázslók, a Szigetvilág királyának birodalmába. Az igényes fantasy kedvelőinek örömére A Szigetvilág varázslója, az Atuan sírjai és A legtávolibb part után megjelenik magyarul a nagy sikerű tetralógia utolsó kötete is.

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 - 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 - Changing ​Planes
It ​was Sita Dulip who discovered, whilst stuck in an airport, unable to get anywhere, how to change planes - literally. By a mere kind of a twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, she could go anywhere - be anywhere - because she was already between planes ... and on the way back from her sister's wedding, she missed her plane in Chicago and found herself in Choom. The author, now armed with this knowledge and Rornan's invaluable Handy Planetary Guide - although not the Encyclopedia Planeria, as that runs to forty-four volumes - has spent many happy years exploring places as diverse as Islac and the Veksian plane. Changing Planes is an intriguing, enticing mixture of Gulliver's Travels and The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a mix of satire, cynicism and humour by one of the world's best writers.

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