Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
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The Birthday of the World and Other Stories (2003)

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories (2003) by Ursula LeGuin is a compilation of Hainish stories. As usual for LeGuin stories, they both hurl themselves deeply into the cultures of future and far away civilization, yet also have a clinical feel to them, feeling distant for all their immediacy. These stories come with all the quality, all the frustration, and all the idiosyncrasies of LeGuin. In my opinion, the stories all make for a good read, but not all the stories make for a satisfying read. If you are unfamiliar with LeGuin, these stories are not a place to begin. If you are familiar with LeGuin, then you'll know what you're getting into when you begin this collection.
Tags: 2000s, book review
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