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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 - 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 - The ​Dispossessed
The ​Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

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 - 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 - The ​Complete Orsinia
The ​inaugural volume of _Library of America_’s Ursula K. Le Guin edition gathers her complete Orsinian writings, enchanting, richly imagined historical fiction collected here for the first time. Written before Le Guin turned to science fiction, the novel _Malafrena_ is a tale of love and duty set in the central european country of Orsinia in the early nineteenth century, when it is ruled by the Austrian empire. The stories originally published in _Orsinian Tales_ (1976) offer brilliantly rendered episodes of personal drama set against a history that spans Orsinia’s emergence as an independent kingdom in the twelfth century to its absorption by the eastern Bloc after World War II. The volume is rounded out by two additional stories that bring the history of Orsinia up to 1989, the poem _Folksong from the Montayna Province_, Le Guin’s first published work, and two never before published songs in the Orisinian language. 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 - Orsinia
Among ​the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps and north of Slovenia, lies the old kingdom of Orsinia. A land of forests and quiet farmlands and towns, with its capital city Krasnoy on the broad Molsen River, Orsinia has always found itself, like all the countries of Europe, subject to forces beyond its borders. Yet, cast as they are in the shadow of tyrannies both Western and Eastern, the lives and dreams of its free people are no less important than the great arguments of Europe's emperors and dictators. Here then are those lives: in tales of romance and blood-lust, hope and fear, freedom and tyranny, passion and despair. Tales of love, of life and of death and - amidst the great 19th-century rise of liberalism and nationalism - a tale of revolution against the might of the Hapsburg Empire. This is Orsinia and these are her stories.

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 - The ​Earthsea Quartet
A ​superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the "Earthsea" books follow the fortunes of the wizard Ged from his childhood to an age where magic is giving way to evil. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - A ​legtávolibb part
A ​szigetvilág varázslója, az Atuan sírjai után az olvasó megismerkedhet a fantasy műfajban ma már klasszikusnak számító amerikai írónő trilógiájának harmadik darabjával. Az előző két kötetből ismert Kóbor-Karvaly, immáron bölcs öreg főmágus, a fiatal Arren herceggel, Rosszán trónjának várományosával indul hosszú útra az ismeretlenbe, hogy ezer veszéllyel dacolva is visszaszerezze a varázslás erejét, az elfelejtett szavakat. Mert kiapadtak a varázserő forrásai, mint ahogyan kiszáradtak a tavak és a folyók. Ha Kóbor és az ifjú kalandokban bővelkedő nagy utazása nem jár sikerrel, a szigetvilág nem kerülheti el a pusztulást. Így hát magukkal viszik világuk minden reményét, hogy a balsors sötét vagy az új jövő csodás igéretével térjenek vissza majd ősi földjükre, megjárva nemcsak a sárkányok vagy a holtak birodalmát, de a hit és a lélek útvesztőit is.

Ursula K. Le Guin - A ​sötétség balkeze
A ​nyolcvan tagból álló világszövetség küldötte, Ai azzal a szándékkal száll le a Tél bolygón, hogy az itt élőket megnyerje egy nagyobb közösség ügyének. Sajátos biológiai felépítésű és különböző társadalmi szerkezetben élő embereket talál, akiket megjelenése választás elé állít. Az egymás közti torzsalkodás vagy a magasabb közösségi cél érdekében való összefogás alternatívái merülnek fel. Ursula K. Le Guin sci-fi regénye pozitív választ ad a felvetett kérdésre.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Malafrena
Malafrena ​is not a real place. Itale never dreamed of love, nor Piera of him. Estenskar did not live, only his poems. Only the dreams themselves are real, only their youth, only the wind called freedom that swept through their lives like a storm unforgettable.

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 - 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 - 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 - Valós ​és valótlan II.
Ursula ​K. Le Guin _Valós és valótlan_ című, kétkötetes novellagyűjteménye kihagyhatatlan. Az élő legendának számító és science fiction nagymesternek kinevezett Le Guin 1960 óta meghatározó alakja az amerikai irodalomnak. Változatos témái politikai, ökológiai, filozófiai kérdéseket járnak körbe, szociológiai és pszichológiai érdeklődése olyan elképzelt társadalmak leképezésében nyilvánult meg, amelyek tükröt mutattak saját civilizációnknak. _Az űr odakint, a világ idebent_ Le Guin leghíresebb fantasztikus novelláit tartalmazza, amelyek számos olvasó és szerző világképére hatottak. Le Guin hangot ad a némáknak, reményt a kívülállóknak, és mindenekfelett az igazságról ír, miközben mindvégig megőrzi függetlenségét és humorérzékét.

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 - Atuan ​sírjai
A ​fantasy műfajban immár klasszikusnak számító amerikai írónő trilógiájának második kötetét tartja kezében az Olvasó. A szigetvilág varázslójából megismert ifjú Kóbor halhatatlan figurája itt ismét felbukkan, mint a gonosz elleni harc képviselője. A regény főszereplője azonban mégiscsak Tenar, akit ötéves korában elszakítanak szüleitől, hogy a sötétség birodalmának mindenre elszánt őrzőjévé idomítsák. Sötét lelkű nevelői 15 éves koráig a külvilágtól elzártan, vak engedelmességre szoktatják a törékeny kisleányt, mígnem egy napon ismeretlen idegennel találkozik a tiltott sírkamrák mélyén. Le Guin regénye kétségkívül az irodalmi minőség kitüntető jegyeivel dicsekedhet, s nem maradhat ki a High fantasy igényes olvasóinak a sci-fi irodalom értékeit tartalmazó gyűjteményéből.

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 - 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 - Égi ​eszterga
George ​Orr álmai nem mindennapiak. Különös látomásai megváltoztatják a valóságot, s nem csak George közvetlen környezetében, hanem az egész világon. Rajta kívül senki sem emlékszik arra, milyen is volt azelőtt az Élet. A férfi akkor retten meg különleges képességétől, amikor álmával majdnem végzetes pusztulást hoz a világra. Ám hiába fordul lélekgyógyászhoz segítségért, a történet őrült, hataloméhes pszichiátere újabb és újabb álmokra kényszeríti a kétségbeesett embert. Ám a tervezett újabb, jobb háborúktól és erőszaktól mentes, egyenlőséget és tágas teret kínáló valóság helyett valami más sikeredik, s ki tudja, képes lesz-e George még egyszer álmodni, hogy a világ megmeneküljön. Ursula K. Le Guin neve immár nem ismeretlen a magyar olvasók számára, s akik kedvelik az írónő heroikus fantasy-történeteit, A szigetvilág varázslója, az Atuan sírjai, vagy A legtávolabbi part című könyvek után most sem fognak csalódni.

Ursula K. Le Guin - Very ​Far Away from Anywhere Else
Owen ​is seventeen and smart. He knows what he wants to do with his life. But then he meets Natalie and he realizes he doesn't know anything much at all. A slender, realistic story of a young man's coming of age, Very Far Away from Anywhere Else is one of the most inspiring novels Ursula K. Le Guin has ever published.

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 - 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.

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