Ursula K. Le Guin könyvei a rukkolán
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 - Die Geißel des Himmels
Es ist ein geringfügiges Vergehen, weswegen George Orr sich einer Therapie unterziehen muß: Medikamentenmißbrauch. Der Patient tut alles, um seine Träume zu unterdrücken, worauf sein behandelnder Arzt, der Psychiater Dr. Haber, eine gewöhnliche psychische Störung diagnostiziert. Doch George Orrs Träume sind keine gewöhnlichen Träume, denn sie können die Realität verändern. Von dem (freilich nicht ganz uneigennützigen) Wunsch beseelt, eine bessere Welt zu erschaffen, zwingt Dr. Haber seinen anbefohlenen Schützling, eine Reihe künstlich induzierter Träume zu erleben, bis von der Welt, wie wir sie kennen, keine Spur mehr übrig ist. Die Geißel des Himmels ist ein wunderbar ironischer Abgesang auf die Psychoanalyse, ein Manifest für die Macht der Phantasie, die ebenso grenzenlos wie unbeherrschbar ist, und nicht zuletzt ein modernes Gleichnis über das unausweichliche Scheitern von Weltverbesserern aller Art, auch wenn ihre Absichten und Motive durchaus edel sein mögen.
Ursula K. Le Guin - Das Wort für Welt ist Wald
Der kolonisierte Waldplanet New Tahiti ist ein fast idealer Rohstofflieferant: der Holzbestand ist nahezu unerschöpflich, und die grün bepelzten Ureinwohner sind kein bisschn aggressiv. Vermutlich haben sie kien genug Grips, um Scherereien zu machen, oder einfach es ist gegen ihre Natur. Dann allerdings stellt sich die Frage: Wer hat die entlegene Holzarbeiterkolonie in Schutt und Asche gelegt? Diese klassische Dystopie ist zugleich subtiler Ethno-Thriller und unterläuft ganz nebenbei vertraute "Helden"-Bilder aus Literatur und Geschichte. Ursula K. LeGuin gehört zu den bedeutendsten SciFi-Autorinnen der Gegenwart. Ihr mit etlichen Litaraturpreisen geehrtes Werk umfasst Fantasy, Science Fiction, Jugend- und Kinderbücher, Essays und Gedichte. Das Wort für Welt ist Wald wurde mit dem Hugo- und dem Nebula-Award ausgezeichnet.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Always Coming Home
Ursula Le Guin's _Always Coming Home_ is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected writers of science fiction. More than five years in the making, it is a novel unlike any other. A rich and complex interweaving of story and fable, poem, artwork, and music, it totally immerses the reader in the culture of the Kesh, a peaceful people of the far future who inhabit a place called the Valley on the Northern Pacific Coast.
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 - 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 - The Beginning Place
Rarely are the worlds of the real and the fantastic so hauntingly evoked and traversed as they are in Ursula K. Le Guin's beautiful and compelling novel, The Beginning Place. Two young people meet in a magic world across the stream and over the threshold from the everyday world where they have grown up. They do not know how or why they have reached the cobbled street and eternal twilight of Tembreabrezi, the town on the mountain. They know only that by returning there they will find peace and escape from all the dreary problems of daily life. But when the refuge becomes horror, and the roads of dream lead to nightmare, then there is no escape. They must choose now, not between life or death. And each must choose without any guide or explanation, without any help at all—except perhaps from where they least expect it. The Beginning Place is a suspenseful, enthralling and perfectly orchestrated story that only Ursula K. Le Guin could create.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 Word for World is Forest
Centuries in the future, Terrans have established a logging colony & military base named "New Tahiti" on a tree-covered planet whose small, green-furred, big-eyed inhabitants have a culture centered on lucid dreaming. Terran greed spirals around native innocence & wisdom, overturning the ancient society. Humans have learned interstellar travel from the Hainish (the origin-planet of all humanoid races, including Athsheans). Various planets have been expanding independently, but during the novel it's learned that the League of All Worlds has been formed. News arrives via an ansible, a new discovery. Previously they had been cut off, 27 light years from home. The story occurs after The Dispossessed, where both the ansible & the League of Worlds are unrealised. Also well before Planet of Exile, where human settlers have learned to coexist. The 24th century has been suggested. Terran colonists take over the planet locals call Athshe, meaning "forest," rather than "dirt," like their home planet Terra. They follow the 19th century model of colonization: felling trees, planting farms, digging mines & enslaving indigenous peoples. The natives are unequipped to comprehend this. They're a subsistence race who rely on the forests & have no cultural precedent for tyranny, slavery or war. The invaders take their land without resistance until one fatal act sets rebellion in motion & changes the people of both worlds forever.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven
George Orr is a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place to live: seven billion people jostle for living space and food. But George dreams dreams which do in fact change reality - and he has no means of controlling this extraordinary power. Psychiatrist Dr William Haber offers to help. At first sceptical of George's powers, he comes to astonished belief. When he allows ambition to get the better of ethics, George finds himself caught up in a situation of alarming peril.
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 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 - 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 - 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 - Powers
The final part in the story that started with _Gifts,_ and the tale of Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant, two children with extraordinary powers. They play a part in _Voices_ too, the sequel to _Gifts,_ in which Memer, a girl who has grown up in a captured city, is part of the people's fight for freedom. And now, in _Powers,_ we have the conclusion to Ursula Le Guin's beautifully written, powerful and moving story of the Western Isles, a tale that will leave every reader begging for more.
Ursula K. Le Guin - Lavinia
In the Aeneid, the only notable lines Virgil devotes to Aeneas' second wife, Lavinia, concern an omen: the day before Aeneus lands in Latinum, Lavinia's hair is veiled by a ghost fire, presaging war. Le Guin's masterful novel gives a voice to Lavinia, the daughter of King Latinus and Queen Amata, who rule Latinum in the era before the founding of Rome. Amata lost her sons to a childhood sickness and has since become slightly mad. She is fixated on marrying Lavinia to Amata's nephew, Turnus, the king of neighboring Rutuli. It's a good match, and Turnus is handsome, but Lavinia is reluctant. Following the words of an oracle, King Latinus announces that Lavinia will marry Aeneas, a newly landed stranger from Troy; the news provokes Amata, the farmers of Latinum, and Turnus, who starts a civil war. Le Guin is famous for creating alternative worlds (as in Left Hand of Darkness), and she approaches Lavinia's world, from which Western civilization took its course, as unique and strange as any fantasy. It's a novel that deserves to be ranked with Robert Graves's I, Claudius.
Ursula K. Le Guin - Voices
Memer is a child of rape; when the Alds took the beautiful city of Ansul, they descecrated or destroyed everything of beauty. The Waylord they imprisoned and tortured for years until finally he is freed to return to his home. Though crippled, he is not destroyed. His life still has purpose. Memer is the daughter of his House, the daughter of his heart. The Alds, a people who love war, cannot and will not read: they believe that in words lie demons that will destroy the world. All the city's libraries, the great treasure trove of knowledge of ages past, are burned, except for those few volumes secreted inthe Waylord's hidden room. But times are changing. Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant have arrived in the city. Orrec is a story-teller, the most famous of all: he has the gift of making. His wife Gry's gift is that of calling; she walks with a halflion who both frightens and fascinates the Alds. This is Memer's story, and Gry's and Orrec's, and it is the story of a conquered people craving freedom.
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness
Genly Ai is an emissary from the human galaxy to Winter, a lost, stray world. His mission is to bring the planet back into the fold of an evolving galactic civilization, but to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own culture and prejudices and those that he encounters. On a planet where people are of no gender--or both--this is a broad gulf indeed. The inventiveness and delicacy with which Le Guin portrays her alien world are not only unusual and inspiring, they are fundamental to almost all decent science fiction that has been written since. In fact, reading Le Guin again may cause the eye to narrow somewhat disapprovingly at the younger generation: what new ground are they breaking that is not already explored here with greater skill and acumen? It cannot be said, however, that this is a rollicking good story. Le Guin takes a lot of time to explore her characters, the world of her creation, and the philosophical themes that arise.
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