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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Smooth Brain Book Club

The Dispossessed shows us a world with no government and no laws, a world where you are free to do as you wish and your only drive to participate in society is your bond with your fellow humans. It also says that your neighbors will throw rocks at you if you piss them off, which is maybe more movitivating than a bond of brotherhood!

54mins

11 Nov 2021

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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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Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

The Readers Karamazov

It's sci-fi redux this week on TRK, as the boys tackle Ursula K. Le Guin's "ambiguous utopia" The Dispossessed. That means plenty of talk about anarchism, physics, connections to Trouble on Triton, and even a pleasant little discourse on marriage... IN SPACE! Theme song: "Shostakovich" by Mucca Pazza.

1hr 1min

12 Mar 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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