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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 - Valós ​és valótlan I.
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. A legjobb kortárs novellisták egyikének tartott szerző szatirikus, éles hangú írásai gyönyörködtetnek, provokálnak, elgondolkodtatnak. A _Valahol a Földön_ Le Guin evilági novellái közül válogat oregoni kisvárosoktól kezdve Európa szívéig.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Words ​Are My Matter
_"Hard ​times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom — poets, visionaries — realists of a larger reality. . . ."_ _Words Are My Matter_ collects talks, essays, introductions to beloved books, and book reviews by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of our fore- most public literary intellectuals. _Words Are My Matter_ is essential reading. It is a manual for investigating the depth and breadth of con- temporary fiction — and, through the lens of deep considerations of contemporary writing, a way of exploring the world we are all living in. "We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximise corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship.” * Le Guin is one of those authors and this is another of her moments. She has published more than sixty books ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children’s books to poetry, and has received many lifetime achievement awards including the Library of Congress Living Legends award. This year her publications include three survey collections: _The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas; The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories; and The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs_ (Library of America).

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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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.