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The latest books in the Library of America’s Ursula K. Le Guin series are out now. “The Hainish Novels & Stories,” vols 1 and 2, collects much of Le Guin’s science fiction, including “The Left Hand of Darkness,” “The Dispossessed,” “The Telling,” and some of her best short stories in one handsome boxed set. The […]

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I gave a talk on Doris Lessing’s early life and young motherhood at De Balie on May 29, as part of a special evening on Lessing in the series Grote Denkers. I also discussed Lessing and mothering with journalist and columnist Sarah Sluimer. More info and a video of the evening can be found at […]

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Sam Maggs, author of WONDER WOMEN and THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, will talk about women in geek culture, feminism, science, and more at Spui25, Amsterdam, on Monday, March 27. I’ll do the Q & A. You can…

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This December 2-3 the University of Oregon will hold a symposium to honor the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin. Tentative guest speakers are novelist Karen Joy Fowler, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Professor Brian Attebery, editor of the Library of America’s Le Guin series. I’ll be there to moderate a […]

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Sometime between October 9 and 14, 1797, Coleridge wrote the poem “Kubla Khan” but was interrupted before he finished it by “a person on business from Porlock.” So instead of America’s Columbus Day, the second Monday in October should really be Porlock Day. I propose we spend this day celebrating, not adventure, conquest, and exploitation, but…

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The text of my talk for the Tiptree Symposium, given on December 4, 2015, just came out in the April 2016 issue of the literary science fiction journal The Cascadia Subduction Zone. My talk was about Alice Sheldon’s exchanges with her two closest pen-friends after her identity was revealed […]

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Here’s more info on the Tiptree symposium at the University of Oregon, December 4-5, 2015. It’s going to be a remarkable group of people, including the writers Ursula K. Le Guin, Suzy McKee Charnas, David Gerrold, and Karen Joy Fowler; my editor for the Tiptree book, Gordon Van Gelder; Alice Sheldon’s good friend and the […]

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I’m looking forward to Emily St. John Mandel’s event at the American Book Center in Amsterdam. She’ll read from Station Eleven–the book I saw in every airport in America this summer–and I’ll do a Q&A with her afterward. The reading is Friday, August 28, at 18:30; more info at abc.nl/events.

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