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Birthday of the World: And Other Stories (2002) [Collection]
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Series: Hainish / Novels of the Ekumen

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For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer 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 artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. The first six tales in this volume are set in the author's signature world of the Ekumen, "my pseudocoherent universe with holes in the elbows," as Le Guin describes it - a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "remarkable ... a standout." The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness.

Contents:

  • Coming of Age in Karhide by Sov Thade Tage em Ereb, of Rer, in Karhide, on Gethen (1995)
  • The Matter of Seggri (1994)
  • Unchosen Love (1994)
  • Mountain Ways (1996)
  • Solitude (1994)
  • Old Music and the Slave Women (1999)
  • The Birthday of the World (2000)
  • Paradises Lost (2002)

Original title: Birthday of the World: And Other Stories
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Coming of Age in Karhide (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Old Music and the Slave Women (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

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Birthday of the World: And Other Stories (2002)
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Language: English

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The Birthday of the World (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 0575075392
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 1.1 in
Pages: 362

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