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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinThe movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson. Article by Anita Busch, deadline.com Continue reading

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OMNI Names Marie Brennan a 2016 Emerging Author

Book View Cafe is pleased to announce that Marie Brennan has been named one of Omni‘s Best Emerging Fantasy Authors of 2016 for her book Cold-Forged Flame. Rachel David of Omni writes, “A nameless woman with amnesia wakes up in … Continue reading

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The Complete Orsinia from Library of America

The Complete Orsinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Library of America celebrates the publication of BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin‘s The Complete Orsinia with their story of the week: “Imaginary Countries.” More information and news about The Complete Orsinia at Ursula K. Le Guin’s website.  

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State of the Farm, August, 2016

(Picture from here.) Ah, beautiful rain. We woke up this morning and the ground was wet. Thoroughly wet. Under the trees and the car. On the sidewalk and the grass. In the garden and on the fruit trees. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Cautionary Tales

When my older daughter was about three, we went to the park on a hot Spring afternoon. Usually I did not have her in a stroller, but because we were going to a particular park that was about a quarter-hour … Continue reading

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Always Coming Home to Spain

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Spanish guitarist and composer Àlvaro Barriuso has been setting some of the songs and dances from Always Coming Home, using the Spanish translation of the poems. The 12″ vinyl and digital download are now available for pre-order. He recorded this teaser with friends. — UKL Continue reading

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Why the Bathrooms Matter

By now we all know that Department of Education and Justice have issued guidelines for public schools on how they should treat transgender students.  They basically say that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom, locker room, and … Continue reading

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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

I chose Robinson Jeffers’ “Hurt Hawks” because it always makes me cry. I’ve never yet got through the last lines without choking up. Jeffers is an uneven poet, and this is an uneven pair of poems, intemperate and unreasonable. Jeffers casts off humanity too easily. But he was himself a kind of maimed, hurt hawk, and his identification with the birds is true compassion. He builds pain unendurably so that we can know release. –UKL Continue reading

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The Ultimate Reading Experience Enhancement!

With all the excitement last month about applications that may or may not be able to calculate the number of ebook pages read (see here) Book View Cafe are proud to announce a new family of applications that will revolutionise … Continue reading

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Grrr … Argh … Rhetoric Meets Reality
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Let’s write a reality check. I’ve heard a number of times over the past several months from news sources trusted by a great number of Americans, from pundits and political operatives and from a moderator at  a recent debate, that … Continue reading

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