The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

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The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by award-winning writer Ursula K. Le Guin. This first six stories in this book are set in Le Guin's hit series, Hainish Cycle.

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  • Betty Mason
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The writing in this book is impeccable. I was engaged throughout and the stories are quite good. I love reading books with great wording and language and this is definitely one of those books. It's like poetry in motion really; I couldn't put it down. The book is inspiring, thoughtful, and I found myself questioning things in my own life and how society is now. Each story is unique and interesting. "
  • Marcos González
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is a nice bunch of short stories by my favorite author of all time. She really hits some home runs with most of these, and I'm reminded why I love her so much. "
  • Roy Welch
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Le Guin is an author who sticks to a genre but finds interesting ways to step outside the lines. With this collection of stories she takes you on a journey of human nature where the topic is generally men vs women where the women are the hierarchy and men are oppressed ranging from slaves to their only use being reproduction."
    Brenda Palmer
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The stories in this novel focus on human sexuality, mindfulness, and society. They tell stories of warped truths for specific purpose, technological worship, gender and social norms. It's not light reading, but it's an interesting take on who we are and why."
  • Teresa Domínguez
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "These are almost all set in the same fantasy world. If you like the author you will enjoy these stories. They don't seem too connected to each other, but still enjoyable. "
  • Martha Sandoval
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I love this book The Birthday of the World and Other Stories because it gives me good characters. I also like the short stories because I don't have to spend hours reading one story and with the different stories I was never bored. I also like the intriguing questions the book explores like : what if women outnumbered males? Great stories that kept me interested."
  • Jeremy Carpenter
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "In my opinion, this book seems to be presented as if it speaks about the birthday of earth among other things, however the way it is presented does not give me a clear understanding if this is a fictional story or an actual documentation of earths birthday. "
    Roy Davidson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I first read Ursula Le Guin's work in high school when I read some of the Earthsea series. This collection of her short stories was very enjoyable and introduced me to her Hainish Cycle series. Highly recommend this to those who enjoy Le Guin's work."
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