Category Archives: Ursula K. Le Guin

Feminist science fiction

“Feminist science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction (abbreviated ‘SF’) focused on theories that include feminist themes including but not limited to gender inequality, sexuality, race, economics, and reproduction. Feminist SF is political because of its tendency to critique … Continue reading

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Radical feminism

As transgender rights gain acceptance, radical-feminist views have been shunned. Illustration by Alex Williamson. “Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that calls for a radical reordering of society in which male supremacy is eliminated in all social and economic … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin

“Politics has been obsessing a lot of people lately, and Ursula K. Le Guin is far from immune to bouts of political anger. In an e-mail to me last winter, she wrote that she felt “eaten up” with frustration at … Continue reading

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A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)

“A Wizard of Earthsea is a fantasy novel written by American author Ursula K. Le Guin and first published by the small press Parnassus in 1968. It is regarded as a classic of fantasy and children’s literature and has been … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)

“The Left Hand of Darkness is a science fiction novel by U.S. writer Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1969. The novel became immensely popular and established Le Guin’s status as a major author of science fiction. The novel follows … Continue reading

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