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Download Epub ´ The Wind's Twelve uarters 277 pages º ❰Download❯ ✤ The Wind's Twelve uarters Author Ursula K. Le Guin – Wizardry transforming its master into a cloud of fine mistcloning duplicating the ideal man ten times overUtopia in a city where almost everyone is perfectlRisThe MastersDarkness BoxThe Word of UnbindingThe Rule of NamesWinter's KingThe Good TripNine LivesThingsA Trip to the HeadVaster than Empires and More SlowThe Stars BelowThe Field of VisionDirection of the RoadThe Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasThe Day Before the Revolutio There are stars in the earth he thought if one knew how to see themHow can one come up with worlds so diverse and so convincing when one must unfold their story in such short space and time Reading Ursula K Le Guin post mortem –for the first time mind you was a rather interesting and emotionally diverse experience for a variety of reasonsI was rather skeptical at first I am not particularly familiar with short stories Poe’s excluded and The Wind’s Twelve uarters was entrusted to me by my wi ahem best friend as something dearly precious I wanted to love Le Guin’s stories before I read them Inevitably I ended up enjoying some less than the rest I am not a huge fan of Sci Fi –so don’t go grabbing your rakes and torches Sueak as I may every time I hear a Sonic Screwdriver’s buzz or the first chords from SW’s soundtrack exploring the galaxy through books is not really my thing Sprinkling Sci Fi themes with things that traditionally belong in fantasy founded an environment that to me before Le Guin was entirely unfamiliar It took time to feel comfortable in her works I believe in fact that it have never taken me this long to finish another story At first though I admired the simplicity of the prose I fell repelled by setting an aesthetic Once however I was accustomed to her worlds I was able to see the things that in fact make her writing precious The recurring themes the existential dilemmas the psychological detail of her characters as well as a somewhat “meta” approach in her work propose a challenge –an invitation not only to her fellow aspiring writers but also to every reader as a Human Nine Lives The Stars Bellow Direction of the Road The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas The Day Before the Revolution –those where the ones I enjoyed the most I would though suggest to the interested reader not to skip or change the intended arrangement of her work Thus was the author’s intention –every short story is accompanied by a delicious personal note and thus one can truly appreciate her progress –skillwise and thoughtwise alike The themes the prose the meaning brought me to tears than once I don’t think that would have been the case had I read the book backwards Reading Le Guin well I don’t think I can express it in any other way other than say that it felt as though one hops up the shoulders of a giant You don’t see a different world –though her worlds are very innovative but rather you review the one inside and outside you are familiar with with a fresher pair of eyes The psychological detail I know I’ve mentioned this before left me at awe Her thoughts over science and despair irked me and left me sleepless Her development as an artist scared me but also gave me a little bit of hope It was amazingThe Wind’s Twelve uarters –truly how beautiful is this poem is a collection of seventeen if I am not mistaken short stories Though fragmental they are complete and and the end of the day they serve what in my opinion every piece of art needs to encourage feeling thinking and then maybe change for the best one day –maybe be like Odo and the citizens of Omealas Maybe one day walk away

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Nture with fantasy that has made comparison with such masters as CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien inevitableNow in The Wind's Twelve uarters seventeen of her favorite stories reaffirm Ursula Le Guin as one of America's outstanding writersCONTENTSForewordSemley's NecklaceApril in Pa I have to trust an author a lot to pick up a collection of short stories Generally I'm not much for them Ursula K Le Guin is one of my favorite authors so I bought this book at a used bookstore without even reading the description The name of the author was all I went on and it proved to be a wise choice As there's no real overarching theme I've decided to review the short stories separatelySemley's NecklaceThe only story I had already read before starting this novel It was put in the beginning of Rocannon's World probably her weakest novel I've read but not a bad read Like the book it was placed in this story is fun and inventive It's a neat mix of Fantasy and Science Fiction concepts and an entertaining although not worthwhile readApril in ParisCute and endearing not really something I would have expected from Le Guin but it's a pleasant story There's a bit of romanticism in many of her works I've read but it's never been this blatant It's about loneliness and finding happiness in a place you'd have never expected The MastersA dystopian tale where something unexpected is the subject of a society's disdain Computations are taboo and punishable by death While this didn't immediately inspire the same fear in me that let's say books being outlawed would have it's interesting to think about what could be made unavailable to keep a society stagnant Darkness BoxHaunting and straight forward the passing of time is the subject here and whether or not we'd be better off without itThe Word of UnbindingA trip to Earthsea and an exploration of aspects of it's magic I adore the world of Earthsea and it's always nice to have a visit even if it's not a particularly memorable oneThe Rule of NamesNow this is better a proper trip to Earthsea A remote island a battle of wizards and a tale of ancient civilizations and dragons That's what I signed up for when I want to go the this fantastical archipelagoWinter's KingA lot of thought provoking concepts are thrown around in this novel that takes place in one of her most original worlds Somewhat genre bending it adds a good deal of depth to the world of The Left Hand of Darkness generally considered one of her best novels It doesn't broach the same topics but it's got the same feel of being completely originalThe Good TripHonestly kind of a miss for me the weakest story in here by far I understood what she was trying to do here and she did it well It just didn't hold much interest for me and I found myself skimming even though it was one of the shorter storiesNine LivesThe first short story in here that really wowed me Concepts of cloning and an almost hive mind like state of being are taken apart and shown in a harsh light She takes a popular science fiction concept and gives it her own uniue twist ThingsAbout how we all try to survive in our own way this story accurately weighs the kindness and selfishness of humanityA Trip to the HeadA bit esoteric we are made to think about the meaning of consciousness and how it affects our views of realityVaster than Empires and More SlowNow we're cooking with butter this is a jaw dropping story about how we perceive the alien both in others and in an unknown environment How you need to take a step back and try your best to put yourself in someoneor something else's shoes before you jump to your natural fear and anger at the unknowable While we may never be able to fully understand the alien it's the trying that mattersThe Stars BelowAn interesting history lesson and look at how one can find beauty in even the most unexpected placesThe Field of VisionIf not for the story after next this would be the best story in this collection Three men are made to face the vastness of reality and are given their own uniue and complete window into the complete truth of the universe The way each of them reacts and how this shapes them as humans takes us through a wild ride and makes us wonder if we'd really want to know everythingDirection of the RoadEver driven past a tree and wondered what it would be like to experience life as that tree Well Ursula K Le Guin did and wrote a short story about it The Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasIn the little foreword she wrote for this short story Le Guin credits William James for the concept and she mentions that a lot of readers wonder why she didn't credit Dostoevsky I must admit that after reading the story I'd have done the same without the foreword to explain why to me The most thought provoking uestion for me posed by The Brother's Karamazov is seemingly ripped right out of it's pages and given a new life here She accurately and completely asks the one uestion that haunts me than any other I've read even better than Dostoevsky himself did This may be the best short story I've ever read I've never experienced a story as impactful as this one in so few pages Even though I've already been asked the uestion once before this story makes it twist it's way deeper into my soul and realize how I may already have answered the uestionThe Day Before the RevolutionAn old revolutionary grows old and reflects on her life and life in general How she is no longer thought of as a person but a figure a concept A bit of backstory for The Dispossessed another of her all time greats Okay so how does one rate a collection of short stories Do I give it five stars for giving me three of the best Science Fiction short stories I've ever read Perhaps it's the weakest link that defines it and two stars is all it deserves I've decided to use a mean average and round it up to the nearest star so here we have a four star read Although I still feel like it's as worthwhile as many five star reads

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The Wind's Twelve uartersWizardry transforming its master into a cloud of fine mistcloning duplicating the ideal man ten The Wind's ePUB #9734 times overUtopia in a city where almost everyone is perfectly happyUrsula Le Guin author of The Earthsea Trilogy has a special way of blending stirring adve Short stories 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' and 'The Day Before the Revolution' elevate this collection of what is already an impeccable achievement of intelligent imagination to a work of immense wisdom