Book: The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories

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The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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Publisher: Small Beer Press

The Unreal and the Real is a major event not to be missed. In this two-volume selection of Ursula K. Le Guin’s best short stories——as selected by the National Book Award winning author herself——the reader will be delighted, provoked, amused, and faced with the sharp, satirical voice of one of the best short story writers of the present day.

Volume One: Where on Earth explores Le Guin’s earthbound stories which range around the world from small town Oregon to middle Europe in the middle of revolution to summer camp.

Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands includes Le Guin’s best known nonrealistic stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.

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Book:Where on Earth: Volume 1 of The Unreal and the Real

Where on Earth: Volume 1 of The Unreal and the Real

Ursula K. Le Guin

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. Volume One: Where on Earth focuses on Le Guin’s interest in realism and magic realism and includes many 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,” and the title story of her Pulitzer Prize finalist collection Unlocking…[more]

Book:Outer Space, Inner Lands: Volume 2 of The Unreal and the Real

Outer Space, Inner Lands: Volume 2 of The Unreal and the Real

Ursula K. Le Guin

For fifty years, National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist 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 craftswomen.

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. Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands includes classic stories “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” and “Nine Lives” (both of which have been reprinted more than twenty times); Tiptree Award winner “The Matter of Seggri”; Nebula Award winner “Solitude”; and the secret history “Sur,” which was included in The Best American Short Stories. …[more]

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