The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories Review

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.

Title:The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lyn

    The Birthday of the World and other stories by Ursula K. LeGuin is a beautifully written collection of stories crafted by an artist whose ability to create deeply meaningful speculative fiction has pl...

  • Maria

    I liked all the stories here, but Paradises Lost I loved. I thought about it since yesterday, and decided to knock this book up from four to five stars because of Paradises Lost, and that's the story ...

  • John

    I think it’s something of a cliché to say that science fiction is about the here and now. Reading Iain M. Banks or Vernor Vinge, who write (awesome) adventure novels about post humans and super-int...

  • Tunde

    Wow. I was an anthropology and sociology major at the University of Michigan, and I picked up this book for free at a used book sale. Impressed would be an understatement. Guin's stories are as thorou...

  • Jennifer

    Ursula Leguin is a genius at speculative fiction. What she does is create worlds like little tiny machines, with something at the heart of them that drives them differently from ours. Then she starts ...

  • Roxana-M?lina Chiril?

    I initially didn't think I'd love this book as much as I did - but here I am, thrilled and happy. I don't think there's any story here that I didn't enjoy, and there are a few.This is a book about sex...

  • Rose

    This book is listed as Hainish Cycle #10 but I haven't read any of the prior 9 (I know, shame on me) and I had no problem with them. They all focus on different worlds and civilizations, which I assum...

  • Emily

    "Coming of Age in Karhide" ~ A pretty straightforward title for a pretty straightforward story. If you read The Left Hand of Darkness and wondered about Kemmer and exactly how it worked, this will cla...

  • Samrat

    That was really fascinating. It was definitely a different approach to science fiction than I've read before - and I'll attribute a good portion of it to the author's gender. The stories are written w...

  • Arax Miltiadous

    αναστενάζω από την ανακούφιση του κορεσμού απόλαυσης. . Και ψάχνω προσεκτικά, διεξοδικά, σχεδόν τυπολατρικα ν...