"As good as any contemporary at creating worlds, imaginary or our own...Le Guin writes with painstaking intelligence. Her characters are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace."--Time Magazine
It's wonderful to have these three related books in one binding.
LeGuin is a rare breed in sf, the poetry in her narrative and her powers of description add a compelling truth and depth to her stories.
The reward of reading LeGuin is a pleasure not to be missed and I'd recommend this book for any SF fan.
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the very top writers in science fiction, and would be a top writer in any field. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynn D. Guindon
I'm one of those who love Ursula LeGuin's early work and not much enthralled by what came later. These three early novels, set in the Hainish universe, display those qualities her... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peripatetic Peruser
Classic book. So this stupid program insists that I right more words, not that any more were needed in the first place; that is the whole purpose of this sentence, to add in some... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Philip S. Moore
I don't know how I've missed this writer for so long. Some of the most beautiful prose AND interesting stories. Highly recommend it!Published 19 months ago by Blkwhsprs
I've read many works by Le Guin, but never her earliest novels. Although these three do not have the depth of her later works, they still are good reads. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Virtucar
Heard that this sci-fi, futuristic author was worth reading. Future society, worlds, and above all different cultures. Was disappointed but that might be just me. Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Howard E. Borck
I purchased this collection of three novellas after having read Leguin's outstanding novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by Steven M. Anthony