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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 - 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 - 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 ​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 ​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 - 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 - Ursula ​K. Le Guin összes Szigetvilág története II.
A ​Szigetvilág ciklus nem zárult le végleg a Tehanuval. Az ezredforduló táján két újabb taggal bővült a sorozat, melyeket most egyszerre bocsátunk a hazai olvasóközönség rendelkezésére Ursula K. Le Guin összes Szigetvilág történetének második részében. Az ötödik könyv egy novelláskötet. A benne található öt történetet egy részletes világleírás egészíti ki, melyből megismerhetjük Óceánföld népeit, nyelveit, történelmét és mágikus hagyományait. A sorozat hatodik darabja egy új regény, a Más szelek szárnyán, melyben Kóbor visszatér, hogy ismét segítsen megmenteni a világot. A történet főszereplője Éger, az egyszerű falusi varázsló, aki csupán a törött tárgyak helyreállításához ért, ám ez az erő is könnyedén a pusztítás forrásává válhat. Éjszakánként a holtak földjét az élők világától elválasztó falról álmodik, mely egyre gyengül és ha átszakad, az árnyak elözönlik egész Óceánföldet. Ki máshoz fordulhatna hát segítségért, mint ahhoz az emberhez, aki élve megjárta a sötétség birodalmát... A méltán népszerű sorozat a high-fantasy legjobb mítoszteremtő hagyományait ötvözi sajátos látásmódjával, melynek eredménye egy briliáns mese izgalmas kalandokkal és szeretetreméltó szereplőkkel, akik úgy tudnak hősökké válni, hogy közben mindvégig igazi emberek maradnak.

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 - 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 - 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 - El ​ojo de la garza
El ​ojo de la garza es la historia de dos comunidades de proscritos que, expulsados de la Tierra, viven en un remoto planeta. Una de estas comunidades, los violentos y ambiciosos habitantes de la Ciudad, trata de oprimir a la otra, heredera del movimiento pacifista que comenzara tiempo atrás en la Tierra. La heroína de la novela, Luz, abandona los privilegios y la seguridad doméstica de la Ciudad e intenta buscar su identidad personal, la libertad y el amor, entre esas gentes pacíficas que viven en los límites del mundo. Por último, decide encabezar una expedición a las tierras salvajes (enfrentada a la indiferencia de la naturaleza y a sus propios miedos) para fundar una nueva colonia y empezar una nueva vida en tierras desconocidas.

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The ​Birthday of the World
The ​recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, five Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards, the renowned writer Ursula K. Le Guin has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in _The Birthday of the World_, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Wild Girls
Newly ​revised and presented here in book form for the first time, this Nebula Award-winning story tells of two captive "dirt children" in a society of sword and silk, whose determination to find a glimpse of justice leads to a violent and loving end. Also included is the nonfiction essay "Staying Awake While We Read" which demolishes the pretensions of corporate publishing and the basic assumptions of capitalism, and "Outspoken Author Interview," which reveals the hidden dimensions of America's best-known sci-fi author.

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 ​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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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