22 March 2006 by Published in: entertainment 1 comment

Ursula K. Le Guin is a genius. Here’s the proof: “Ged stood still a while, like one who has received great news, and must enlarge his spirit to receive it.” (from A Wizard of Earthsea). I could only dream of writing that sort of sentence, you know?

Also? If for some weird reason you have not already read Kelly Link’s story “The Faery Handbag“, you should do that right now. I’m serious. It’s the kind of story to make readers blissful and writers envious. Link is amazing.

As you were.

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Wed 22nd Mar 2006 at 10:47 pm

What I’ve always loved about LeGuin is her genius for naming. I love Earthsea, but the names in The Wind’s Twelve Quarters are especially wonderful. Every new character I’d go "wow" and write it down.

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