Tag Archives: Ursula K. Le Guin

Refusing to Be Bullied

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The manic speed and vindictiveness of the Republican attack on American core values and institutions make it all too easy for us, the majority opposition, to feel defeated — hopeless. This article is a good antidote. Continue reading

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Constructing the Golem

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The legend of the golem varies according to the teller, but I will follow the version that tells how in a time of persecution a rabbi made a mighty giant out of mud, a golem, and wrote a sacred word on its forehead — “Truth” — that gave it life. With its frightening size and enormous strength, the golem was to defend and safeguard the Jews. But the golem was not rational, not controllable. It was a danger in itself. So the rabbi removed a single letter from the word on its forehead, which then read “Death,” and the life went out of the giant, leaving only mud. Continue reading

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Guest post via Ursula K. Le Guin: “The Wall” by Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze

Build a wall of saguaros,
butterflies, and bones
of those who perished
in the desert. Continue reading

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The Tiptree Symposium

At the Tiptree party

“This is another lesson I take from Ursula: Sometimes if you don’t fit in the world, the world has to change.”  — Karen Joy Fowler Those words from Karen’s keynote speech at the 2016 Tiptree Symposium summed up my experience. … Continue reading

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Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse The Annals of Pard XXI by Ursula K. Le Guin Don’t worry, I can hold my catnip. I am perfectly steady on my feet.

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The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water By Ursula K. Le Guin Americans have voted for a politics of fear, anger, and hatred, and those of us who oppose this politics are now trying to figure out how we … Continue reading

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Why Fiction Matters

The Dispossessed

I’ve had several conversations with fiction writers lately on what we should be doing about climate change, the election, and other important concerns of the day. My immediate response was that now, more than ever, they should write. They dismissed … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “My Life So Far, by Pard,” by Ursula K. Le Guin

My Life So Far, by Pard, by Ursula K. Le Guin

A thoughtful, truthful autobiography, translated from the Feline by Ursula K. Le Guin. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Ursula!

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

On the occasion of Ursula K. Le Guin’s birthday, her colleagues at BVC wish her a very happy birthday, and many more!

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Ursula K. Le Guin in the News!

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News articles about BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin Continue reading

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