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Ursula K. Le Guin

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Episode 129 – Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Farthest Shore" with special guest Joshua Phillip Johnson

Appendix N Book Club

Joshua Phillip Johnson joins us to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Farthest Shore", elves named Josh, media being smarter than us, Audible audiobooks, hanging in Hort Town, magic being leached from the world, ideas of power and kingship, the importance of mentorship, journeying from the quiet places to the places where stuff happens, adult themes in YA lit, warriors' powers being looked at as magic, the reason for the season, and much more!

1hr

14 Nov 2022

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698 READALONG The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The SFFaudio Podcast

6hr 18mins

5 Sep 2022

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Apples to Giraffes

Links to things we talked about: Hollywood Reporter: Chiwetel Ejiofor to Star in ‘Man Who Fell to Earth’ Series Screen Rant: Interview With The Vampire Images Reveal First Look At AMC Series Writing Excuses: What is the M.I.C.E. Quotient? BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Left Hand of Darkness: Libby | BBC Vox: [Portrait of a Lady on Fire director Céline Sciamma on her ravishing romantic masterpiece](https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/2/19/21137213/portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-celine-sciamma-interview) We forgot to plug anything this time! Support the show by buying any of the books we spoke about from our Bookshop! Follow us: Instagram and Twitter Jonas: Instagram and Twitter François: Instagram

1hr 10mins

9 Jun 2022

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Episode 116 – Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Tombs of Atuan" with special guest Noora Rose

Appendix N Book Club

Noora Rose joins us to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Tombs of Atuan", game masters as game designers, non-white people writing fantasy and sci-fi, the trauma of forced identities, sex and intimacy, Le Guin's masterful character development, reclaiming identities, creating barriers with purple prose, cast-and-forget spellcasting, fantasy whodunits, the rising costs of paper, and much more!

59mins

4 Apr 2022

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HT#63: The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin (feat. David Agranoff)

Hugos There Podcast

Returning guest David Agranoff joins me for an extended non-spoiler discussion of The Dispossessed, and it really never gets that spoilery at all. Lots of background on Le Guin and the philosophy/politics of the book. Start – 7:30 Intro through “Why this book?” 7:31 – 44:02 Non-Spoiler discussion 44:03 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & … Continue reading "HT#63: The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin (feat. David Agranoff)"

1hr 25mins

1 Apr 2022

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HT#63: The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin (feat. David Agranoff)

Hugos There Podcast

Returning guest David Agranoff joins me for an extended non-spoiler discussion of The Dispossessed, and it really never gets that spoilery at all. Lots of background on Le Guin and the philosophy/politics of the book. Start – 7:30 Intro through “Why this book?” 7:31 – 44:02 Non-Spoiler discussion 44:03 – end Spoiler discussion Notes & … Continue reading "HT#63: The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin (feat. David Agranoff)"

1hr 25mins

1 Apr 2022

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'The Dispossessed' scenes by Ursula K. le Guin ~ Ep8 Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged - Quarantine Edition

Ivy Tara Blair: Unplugged - Quarantine Edition

Scenes from Ursula le Guin's classic novel, The Dispossessed. Her prose is unmatched in it's lyricism and beauty, and I can never get enough of it.

24mins

6 Mar 2022

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Just How Radical is Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed?

Canonical

The Dispossessed describes a radical political ideology but are there any aspects of this book that are, in fact, not radical? This week we look at this book from the point of view of linguistics, sexual politics and more. What is the novel saying about sexuality and the nuclear family? Is the novel taking a radical position? 1:35 Can a civilization be shaped by its language?  Was Le Guin's application of this idea believable? 19:15 Is The Dispossessed trying to be radical? 34:33  For this series we will read and discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise Jan 14-28, Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga Feb 4-18, and Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed Feb 25 - Mar 11. You can join our book club discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/CanonicalPod where you can also find show notes, credits and extended discussions for every episode. You can support us by rating/liking/sharing our podcast! Subscribe to us here: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | Google | Youtube You can also support us by buying The Dispossessed or another book from one of our curated lists:  https://bookshop.org/shop/CanonicalPod. We earn a commission on every purchase and your local indie bookstore gets a cut too! We are also on Twitter and Facebook @CanonicalPod. Follow us to get updates on upcoming episodes!

41mins

5 Mar 2022

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Review: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Canonical

This week we review a classic of philosophical science fiction: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Why read The Dispossessed? 1:05 Are the Anarres chapters boring? 4:20 Is this an example of the best science fiction can offer? 9:55 Is Le Guin's philosophical discussion too earnest? 17:35  Is this book still relevant? 21:00 For this series we will read and discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise Jan 14-28, Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga Feb 4-18, and Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed Feb 25 - Mar 11. You can join our book club discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/CanonicalPod where you can also find show notes, credits and extended discussions for every episode. You can support us by rating/liking/sharing our podcast! Subscribe to us here: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | Google | Youtube You can also support us by buying The Dispossessed or another book from one of our curated lists:  https://bookshop.org/shop/CanonicalPod. We earn a commission on every purchase and your local indie bookstore gets a cut too! We are also on Twitter and Facebook @CanonicalPod. Follow us to get updates on upcoming episodes!

29mins

26 Feb 2022

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Episode 92 - A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Dragon Babies

We’re back! And we’re venturing across the Archipelago, snuggled onto Ged’s shoulder alongside Hoeg. It’s time to discuss A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin!Much like Ged, we were plagued by a cruel shadow that forced us to record remotely. But that didn’t keep us from wondering at all the beauty and insight contained within the introduction to Earthsea and Ged’s internal battles; his tangible and intangible demons. We conclude our unorthodox non-chronological Earthsea coverage by looking back on what we’ve gained from rereading the series and pondering the inherent evil of the name Jasper. Join us!Thanks to everyone who listened to our Earthsea episodes and encouraged us to continue! You are our otaks, nudging us back to life.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/EPISODE MEDIAAn excerpt from Le Guin’s excellent afterword (if you haven’t seen it before, highly recommend picking up a library copy to read the entire thing!)Our other Earthsea episodes:- The Tombs of Atuan- The Farthest Shore- TehanuVisit dragonbabiespodcast.com for some magnificent otak fanart.

1hr 6mins

20 Jan 2022

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