A Fisherman of the Inland Sea by Ursula K. Le Guin
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A new collection of short fiction reflects the author's artistry, diversity, and understanding of the human heart and includes such wonders as starships that sail on wings of song and faster-than-light communication.

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Arguably one of the canonical writers of American science fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1929, the daughter of Alfred L. and Theodora Kroeber. After earning an A.B. degree from Radcliffe College and an A.M. from Columbia University, Le Guin was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1953. The genre formerly classified as 'science fiction' has become divided into sub-genres, such as fantasy, realistic fiction, alternative history, and other categories. Le Guin resists classifying her own work in any one area, saying that some of it may be called 'science fiction', while other writings may be considered 'realist' and still others 'magical realism' (her term). Le Guin is one of the few writers whose works (which include poetry and short fiction) can be found in public libraries' collections for children, young adults, and adults. Le Guin's published works include a novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, that won an American Library Association Notable Book citation, a Horn Book Honor List citation, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. She has been nominated several times for the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award--the highest honors in science fiction/fantasy writing--and has won both awards. Her Earthsea Trilogy is a mainstay of libraries' fantasy fiction collections. Le Guin married Charles Alfred Le Guin on December 22, 1953. They live in Portland, Ore.
Published January 1, 1994 by HarperPrism 1994. 191 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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And in the title piece, a researcher in churten theory finds himself flung backward in time, where he can choose to reinvent churten theory singlehandedly or to return home to find the love and companionship that he once rejected -- indeed, both stories are simultaneously true.

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