The Wind's Twelve Quarters

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Ursula Le Guin has been recognized for more than thirty years as one of the most important writers in the sf field and her readership has extended far beyond the readership of the genre. This was her filrst collection of short stories and her best. It brings together almost all of her early short fiction and includes such poised and enduring masterpieces as the Hugo-winning ┐The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas┐, the Nebula-winning ┐The Day before the Revolution┐ and seminal works like ┐Winter┐s King┐, ┐Vaster than Empires and More Slow┐ and ┐Nine Lives┐. The range, strength and beauty of the stories is breathtaking.

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Seventeen short stories by a major sf luminary of generously ranging interests and likable convictions. A banished astronomer seeks the stars in a silver mine; a planetary survey team receives ... Read full review

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Le Guin's collections of short stories tend to leave me a bit confused. Some contain thought experiments and ideas that I find enthralling and will not leave me. Others are so bizarre that I really do ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 into an academic family. She was educated at Radcliffe and Columbia and began publishing sf stories in the early 1960s. Her talent and importance was quickly recognized and The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her other novels include Rocannon┐s World, The Lathe of Heaven and Always Coming Home.

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