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The Wind's Twelve Quarters and the Compass Rose : S.F. Masterworks - Ursula K. Le Guin

The Wind's Twelve Quarters and the Compass Rose

S.F. Masterworks

Paperback Published: 13th October 2015
ISBN: 9781473205765
Number Of Pages: 592

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

Grand Master Ursula K. LeGuin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field - and is likewise feted beyond the confines of the genre. The Wind's Twelve Quarters was her first collection and it brings together some of finest short fiction, including the Hugo Award-winning The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, the Nebula Award-winning The Day Before the Revolution, and the Hugo-nominated 'Winter's King', which gave readers their first glimpse of the world later made famous in her Hugo- and Nebula-winning masterpiece The Left Hand of Darkness.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Industry Reviews

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.

On the strength of The Wind's Twelve Quarters, I would not hesitate to say that the short story is the appropriate medium for her, and one in which few contemporary writers . . . can equal her' - New Scientist

Early short stories by a master of storytelling


A collection of early stories from the 1960's and 70's by one of the best science-fiction writers. She always makes you think - love the way her mind works. To be read in small does and savored.

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ISBN: 9781473205765
ISBN-10: 147320576X
Series: S.F. Masterworks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 13th October 2015
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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