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Ursula K. Le Guin

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discussing A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin -- Ch 10

SciFi & Fantasy Read Along

The Open Sea -- in which Sparrowhawk confronts his shadowWARNING: These episodes are intended as a supplement to the reading. Anything revealed in a section is subject to a "what we know so far" discussion, with a greater than 0% chance of related speculation. We always avoid spoilers, BUT, if a close-reading reveals secrets left obscure to a casual reader... be warned. Please, keep comments relevant to the current episode. We'd like to encourage you to "like" the podcast if you do. Subscribe, tell your friends and leave us friendly or constructive comments. All of these help us grow and learn. Patreon -- This option is for those who love what we're doing and just can't live without us. Your contributions will help us cover the costs of the RSS feed, logo design, hardware upgrades, etc. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=47998540Instagram -- Follow SFFRA for episode announcements and general podcast info @scifi_fantasy_read_along If you'd like to contact us directly, use the following email: scifiandfantasyreadalong@gmail.com Thank you to Setuniman for letting us use his beautiful piano loop. https://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/ The cover art from the novel used in our thumbnail is by Dominic Harman. ISBN: 978-0-547-72202-3 Welcome! We're so happy you found us. Keep reading everyone.        

48mins

27 Jul 2021

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discussing A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin -- Ch 9

SciFi & Fantasy Read Along

Iffish -- in which Sparrowhawk pursuit of an enemy leads him to an old friend.WARNING: These episodes are intended as a supplement to the reading. Anything revealed in a section is subject to a "what we know so far" discussion, with a greater than 0% chance of related speculation. We always avoid spoilers, BUT, if a close-reading reveals secrets left obscure to a casual reader... be warned. Please, keep comments relevant to the current episode. We'd like to encourage you to "like" the podcast if you do. Subscribe, tell your friends and leave us friendly or constructive comments. All of these help us grow and learn. Patreon -- This option is for those who love what we're doing and just can't live without us. Your contributions will help us cover the costs of the RSS feed, logo design, hardware upgrades, etc. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=47998540Instagram -- Follow SFFRA for episode announcements and general podcast info @scifi_fantasy_read_along If you'd like to contact us directly, use the following email: scifiandfantasyreadalong@gmail.com Thank you to Setuniman for letting us use his beautiful piano loop. https://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/ The cover art from the novel used in our thumbnail is by Dominic Harman. ISBN: 978-0-547-72202-3 Welcome! We're so happy you found us. Keep reading everyone.       

37mins

18 Jul 2021

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Brodacious Book Club

Strap in for some summer fun with a formative piece of science fiction set on the, er, extremely cold planet of Winter. Perhaps we didn't plan this out so well. In any case, join us as we discuss sex, gender, and popular fan fiction tropes as they appear in Ursula Le Guin's masterpiece of feminist science fiction. We know, it sounds thrilling.Intro:Pump Sting by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4251-pump-stingLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Outro:Iron Bacon by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3925-iron-baconLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

1hr 11mins

15 Jul 2021

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discussing A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin -- Ch 7

SciFi & Fantasy Read Along

The Hawk's Flight, in which Sparrowhawk is snared within the Court of Terranon.WARNING: These episodes are intended as a supplement to the reading. Anything revealed in a section is subject to a "what we know so far" discussion, with a greater than 0% chance of related speculation. We always avoid spoilers, BUT, if a close-reading reveals secrets left obscure to a casual reader... be warned. Please, keep comments relevant to the current episode. We'd like to encourage you to "like" the podcast if you do. Subscribe, tell your friends and leave us friendly or constructive comments. All of these help us grow and learn. Patreon -- This option is for those who love what we're doing and just can't live without us. Your contributions will help us cover the costs of the RSS feed, logo design, hardware upgrades, etc. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=47998540Instagram -- Follow SFFRA for episode announcements and general podcast info @scifi_fantasy_read_along If you'd like to contact us directly, use the following email: scifiandfantasyreadalong@gmail.com Thank you to Setuniman for letting us use his beautiful piano loop. https://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/ The cover art from the novel used in our thumbnail is by Dominic Harman. ISBN: 978-0-547-72202-3 Welcome! We're so happy you found us. Keep reading everyone.     

53mins

27 Jun 2021

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Sharing Quotes From A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin or (Words Ged Said and Other Prose)

Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast

The Friends exchange several of their favorite quotes from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. Spoiler warning for A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.

54mins

7 May 2021

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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin - Book 1 of The Earthsea Cycle

Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast

In this episode, The Friends are excited to be discussing the nuance, complexity, and beauty of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. SPOILER WARNING for A Wizard of Earthsea. 

1hr 4mins

4 Apr 2021

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Episode 80 - Tehanu, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dragon Babies

We discussed Tehanu, by Ursula K. Le Guin and nearly broke ourselves in the process! A book so emotion-inducing that we had to take a recovery break before recording, Tehanu takes us across Gont in the capable arms of Tenar. She ponders her identity as she cares for abandoned child Therru and deals with a deeply depressed, stripped-of-his-magic Ged. We dive into women’s anger, women’s work and women’s magic - which is neither wicked nor weak, contrary to the Earthsea aphorism. One of Le Guin’s most controversial and polarizing works, Tehanu is a powerful look at the value of domesticity and the ways we shape our own lives. Join us!Thanks to all the listeners who requested that we continue on through Earthsea!CW: Broad discussion of child abuse & assault.MUSIC - Pippin the Hunchback and Thatched Villagers by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 51mins

1 Mar 2021

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Ep 457 - The Comet by W.E.B. Dubois and Woeful Tales from Mahigul by Ursula K. Le Guin

Overdue

We're celebrating the fiction-filled and fictional holiday of Short Story Week by sharing two short stories with y'all this week. First up is The Comet, a speculative sci-fi tale by civil rights activist and writer W.E.B. DuBois from his collection Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil. After that is Woeful Tales from Mahigul, a short story collection within a short story collection by Ursula K. Le Guin from her collection Changing Planes. Check out our previous LeGuin episodes on The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas and The Dispossessed.Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

1 Feb 2021

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Ursula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven

Spine Crackers

This week the Spine Crackers dig into a very unrealistic and not-at-all timely-or-an-exact-mirror-of-our-crumbling-reality novel The Lathe of Heaven by legendary science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. Alien turtles, dream realities, and psychological malpractice abound!

1hr 45mins

8 Jan 2021

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Book to Studio Ghibli: Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (w/ Jenny Robins)

Book to Screen Club

We are back with our special edition of the Pod! Book to Studio Ghibli, where we cover all the adaptations from our favorite animation studio. This week we are looking at the debut film by director Gorô Miyazaki, son of Hayao Miyazaki. Tales from Earthsea was released in 2006, an adaptation of the beloved fantasy series by Ursula K. Le Guin The film adapts four of the book in her series - A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), A Tomb of Atuan (1971), The Farthest Shore (1972), and Tehanu (1990). Our special guest is the brilliant author Jenny Robins. She is the author of the fantastic new graphic novel, Biscuits (2020, Myriad Editions), please check her out on Twitter @jennyrobins and on Instagram @mywordsfly. I'm joined for this epic journey into Studio Ghibli by the talented Lauren O'Farrell and please check out her work out on Instagram and Twitter @deadlyknitshade. As per usual spoilers aplenty! We break down the book and the film and try and figure out whether or not the original is the best or did they improve on the text. If you have any questions/comments/requests for the show, follow us on Twitter @bks2scrn, or visit our Instagram @book2screen

2hr 26mins

1 Dec 2020

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