Ursula K. Le Guin is a founding member of Book View Café.
She has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls, and Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Small Beer Press published her two-volume story collection, The Real and the Unreal, in 2013.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.
by Ursula K. Le Guin
$3.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-342-3
A vision of hope sinking and hope rising, in an America paralyzed by corporate control of government while sea levels rise catastrophically due to human-caused climate change.
MP3s from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home
Words by Ursula K. Le Guin
Music by Todd Barton
$4.99 (MP3 Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-209-9
Le Guin’s classic novel was originally published with a cassette tape, Music and Poetry of the Kesh, Music by Oregon Shakespeare Festival Resident Composer Todd Barton, words by Ursula K. Le Guin, who performs many of the selections.
Book View Café’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
Edited by Pati Nagle and Deborah J. Ross
$5.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-1-61138-337-9
Book View Café celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life’s hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark. Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more.
A Movie for the Mind’s Eye
by Ursula K. Le Guin
$4.99 (Screenplay) ISBN 978-1-61138-120-7
A little background: The character of King Ashthera, with his dog, and his gambling streak, is derived from King Yudhisthira in the Mahabharata, the wonderful and interminable epic of India. When, towards the end of the story, Yudhisthira gets to Heaven, he is outraged to find some of his enemies are there, and some of his friends are not; and he decides not to enter Heaven at all unless they let his dog in with him. I stole all that.
The theme of figuring out what one’ s duty is and how to follow it is from the Mahabharata too. The rest is my invention. Yudhisthira’s dog’s name is Dharma, but Ashthera’s dog is just Dog.
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Advice for Writers from the Authors
at Book View Café
edited by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff & Pati Nagle
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-403-8
“Check any bookstore and you’ll find a host of titles on writing. Some are good, some not so good. Every author has his or her own strengths and weaknesses. But in Brewing Fine Fiction; Advice For Writers From the Bookview Café, you get a smorgasbord of professional advice and expertise. From the plausibility of fantasy, by Ursula LeGuin, to Deborah Ross’s comments on reviews, you’ll find every facet of the craft and writing life covered. For the wealth of information, experience, and diversity, all under one cover, you can’t beat it.” — Mary Rosenblum, Longridge Writers Group Instructor
edited by Phyllis Irene Radford
$4.99 (Anthology) ISBN 978-0-98284-402-1
From the concrete canyons of the modern city to the halls of ancient kings, from deepest ocean to cosy homes in sprawling suburbs, nowhere and no one is immune to magic. But as many forms as magic takes, there always arrives a hero to accept the challenge, and sometimes, to pay the price.