the winds twelve quarters short stories by ursula k le guin
the winds twelve quarters short stories by ursula k le guin

The Wind's Twelve Quarters : Short Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin

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New York : Harper & Row, 1975. Book club edition. Hardcover. 245 pages ; 22 cm. A very good copy with firm binding, clean and unmarked pages.


In The Wind's Twelve Quarters Ursula K. Le Guin, whose most recent novel The Dispossessed, winner of the 1974 Nebula Award, was acclaimed a classic, has put together a superb retrospective collection of her own best short fiction. There are seventeen stories, each with a brief introduction by the author setting it in perspective or giving its background, and a Foreword by Ms. Le Guin describing her experience and approach to writing and to her chosen field of science fiction and fantasy. The stories range widely from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future, but all of them are concerned with human values, relationships, and survival under all kinds of stress and turmoil. As usual, the imagination and the emotional content are strong and skillfully handled.

URSULA K. LE GUIN is a native of Berkeley, California. She graduated from Radcliffe College and earned a master's degree at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in publications specializing in science fiction and others, including Fantastic, Amazing, Playboy, and The Harvard Advocate. "The Day Before the Revolution," which is included in this collection, won the 1974 Nebula Award for best short story. Ms. Le Guin has written nine novels; among them are Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed. The author lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their three children.

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