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by Ursula K. Le Guin

A collection of short fiction by the National Book Award-winning author of Tales from Earthsea offers an imaginative odyssey through mysterious other worlds, as the tourist-narrator stumbles upon other planes of existence while enduring a boring wait for a connecting flight at an airport. Reprint.
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ISBN: 044101156X
ISBN13: 978-0441011568
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Language: English
Publisher: Ace Trade; Reprint edition (August 3, 2004)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1260 kb
FB2 size: 1299 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 414
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What a joy to have a new Le Guin book! This one is mindblowing. The only thing I can compare it to is "Gulliver's Travels", and this is better. Absolutely extraordinary prose, a fey sense of humor (my personal favorite line is "much like our world except more of it is in Toronto"). Sublime, absolutely consistent world-building. Astonishing characters. What can I say? READ THIS BOOK!!! And then read everything else she's written. And then shed a tear because there won't be any more
As usual, Ursula LeGuin makes the unusual seem quite believable by describing it in a matter of fact way. This book's premise is that one can visit alternate worlds by taking trips arranged by an interplanetary travel agency. The trips begin at airports and are designed to fill waiting times by visiting worlds that exist on different planes of reality. She tells of her tourist visits to several of these worlds described as if by an anthropologist.
Few have mastered the art of short fiction like Ursula K. Le Guin. Grand Masters like Ray Bradbury have approached the poetry of her language but never exceeded it.
The premise is one big pun! But generates a lot of worlds to explore (and without the foul language of some of her others).
This is a series of stories that explore what if our society was radically different. Intelligent, well-written, fun stuff.
very clever and inventive of multiiple possible civilizations. enjoyed it a lot when flying back from England to the US
I'm a big fan of Ms. Leguin. The pun/premise of this book is provocative, but the individual sections are so brief that they seem like experiments in setting up the complex cultures for which she is rightly renowned. There's just not enough room for the contextual stories to evolve as we've learned to love from her. I hope she'll develop at least some of them further.
Thought provoking. Takes people watching to a new level.