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A Fisherman Of The Inland Sea by Ursula K.…

A Fisherman Of The Inland Sea (original 1994; edition 2005)

by Ursula K. LeGuin

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Title:A Fisherman Of The Inland Sea
Authors:Ursula K. LeGuin
Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:Hainish, shorts

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A Fisherman of the Inland Sea by Ursula K. Le Guin (1994)



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There were some odd little stories in here, but the best were the trio at the end that explore the technology of instantaneous transportation. Her Buddhist sensibility shines through when addressing the questions of competing realities and human relationships. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
Beautiful collection. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Mar 15, 2018 |
The title story is one I keep re-reading. It haunts me even when I haven't read it in awhile. ( )
  quondame | Dec 12, 2017 |
This is the 16th book I've read by Ursula Le Guin, and I'm not sure how I will feel when I've read all of her published works. She is so prolific that it will be a while until that day comes, thankfully.

This is a beautiful collection of short stories--Le Guin remains my favorite author.
  Marjorie_Jensen | Nov 12, 2015 |
"The First Contact with the Gorgonids"
"Newton's Sleep"
"The Ascent of the North Face"
"The Rock That Changed Things"
"The Kerastion"
The Shobies' Story
"Dancing to Ganam"
"Another Story OR A Fisherman of the Inland Sea" ( )
  SChant | May 9, 2014 |
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This book contains the following stories:

The First Contact with the Gorgonids

Newton's Sleep

The Ascent of the North Face

The Rock that Changed Things

The Kerastion

The Shobies' Story

Dancing to Ganam

Another Story, or The Fisherman of the Inland Sea
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A new collection of short fiction reflects the author's artistry, diversity, and understanding of the human heart and includes such wonders as starships that sail on wings of song and faster-than-light communication.

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Eight tales, several on churten technology which allows people to travel instantaneously. In the title story a scientist is sent back in time, his opportunity to accept the love he once rejected, while The Kerastion is on a musical instrument which cannot be heard. By the author of Searoad.… (more)

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