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The Compass Rose

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Fiction, Science fiction

An essential collection of stories from the multi-award-winning Grand Master, Ursula K. LeGuin.

'The gems in this impressive collection have the same power to disconcert as her best novels' Martin Amis

'Her worlds have a magic sheen . . . she moulds them into dimensions we can only just sense. She is unique. She is legend' THE TIMES

North to Orsinia and the boundaries between reality and madness ... South to discover Antarctica with nine South American women ... West to find an enchanted harp and the borderland between life and death ... and onward to all points on and off the compass. Twenty astonishing stories from acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin carry us to worlds of wonder and horror, desire and destiny, enchantment and doom.

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Praise for The Compass Rose

  • One of the most accomplished of contemporary science fiction writers - The New York Times Book Review

  • Her worlds have a magic sheen . . . she moulds them into dimensions we can only just sense. She is unique. She is legend. - The Times

  • A wonderfully mordant analyst of human weakness. The gems in this impressive collection have the same power to disconcert as her best novels.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber LeGuin, daughter of an anthropologist and an author, was born in California in 1929. She attended college at Radcliffe and Columbia, and married C. A. LeGuin in Paris in 1951. She passed away in January 2018.

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