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A farewell to Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018

Ursula K Le Guin has died at the age of 88. Some thoughts and memories associated with a lifetime of reading her work. Illustrated with an attempted digital drawing of her as a young and old woman with the map of Earthsea – arguably her greatest creation.

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All the books of 2016 – Part 2

All the books I read in 2016 as I kept my New Year resolution. This article is Part 2 of 2. The second half of the year – but more books than in Part 1. I think I was getting into the swing of things. (Also re-reading which usually makes for a quicker read.)

Iain Banks

The author Iain Banks (aka Iain M Banks) died, age 59, on Sunday 9th June 2013. A witty, intelligent and very able writer of “mainstream” and SF, as well as a defender of humanism, in all senses of that word.

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A little reading

A little reading: A new year; a new policy. I shall try to write an occasional post about the books (and other things) I’m currently reading.