img_1109Reveal: The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin comes in at Books & Beginnings XV. I wonder how copies of this classic I have brought. The copy I leant my daughter barely holds to its bindings. I ordered a new copy just to have a picture and a reliably bound version.

I have written extensively about my fascination with Ursula Le Guin since her recent death. Such a way of looking at things. Imagine, a world without gender. I couldn’t. Not until I read this book. Her ideas and stories were revolutionary in the sci-fi world, and still push the boundaries of the genre.


Up Next: A musician of note lead me to this tome. At least my crush on this iconic star gave me something of value.

“I see…” said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window. For a long time he stood there against the dim light from Divisadero Street and the passing beams of traffic.  The boy could see the furnishings of the room more clearly now, the round oak table, the chairs. A wash basin hung on the wall with a mirror. He set his brief case on the table and waited.

4 thoughts

    1. Vampires are only my thing when they are dark and scary. So the Twilight thing, not my thing. Although, I adored the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Josh Whedon created something intentionally campy and it worked.


  1. Lol we are on totally opposite ends of the spectrum. I can’t do scary (with anything) so definitely no horror and most vampire stuff is not for me. The Hub loves scary and in our earlier years of marriage he’d want me to watch scary movies with him. So I would (usually borrowed into his armpit) but I end up with the most horrific nightmares. I’ll wake up screaming, tears streaming down my face, shaking uncontrollably. A few sleepless nights and he realised life was better for all of us if I didn’t watch *grin*.


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