Long Live the Memory of Ursula K. Le Guin

2018-01-23 - Louis-Philippe Véronneau

Today, one of my favorite author passed away.

I stumbled upon Le Guin's work about 10 years ago when my uncle gave me a copy of The Left Hand of Darkness and since then, I've managed to lose and buy this novel three or four times. I'm normally very careful with how I manage my book collection and the only way I can explain how I lost this book so many times is I must have been too eager to share it with my entourage.

My weathered copy of The Dispossessed

Very tasteful eulogies have sprung up all day long and express far better than I can how much of a genius Ursula K. Le Guin was.

So here is my humble homage to her. In 1987, the CBC radio show Vanishing Point adapted what is to me Le Guin's best novel, The Dispossessed, in a series of 30 minute episodes.

The result if far less interesting than the actual novel, but if you are the kind of person that enjoys audiobooks, it might just be what convinces you to pick up the book.