Ace Books

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Name: Ace Books
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Left and Right Hands of Ursula K. Le Guin

There are few authors who can easily shift from one genre to another: Often, science fiction authors remain known as a science fiction authors for much of their careers, while fantasy authors remain fantasy authors. One of the notable exceptions is Ursula ... [Published Kirkus Reviews - Aug 15 2014]
First reported May 05 2014 - Updated May 05 2014 - 1 reports

The Goncourts and "Realism"

by Eric Byrd "Called the ‘real origin' of Zola's Nana"! What 1950s drugstore customer, twirling the rack of paperbooks, could resist that pitch? I will assume most contemporary readers are like me, and know the Goncourt brothers best by reading ... [Published 3quarksdaily - May 05 2014]

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...many other science fiction authors had before, and indeed, Ashley notes that the editor who acquired many of Le Guin's early works, Cele Goldsmith, "was not fettered by past sci-fi requirements. She let it all hang loose, and let Amazing and Fantastic become a cauldron of experimentation, exploration and temptation." Le Guin notes that while she read science fiction, reading was only part of her education, and it seems that it was from this base level that she entered...
...are simply aesthetes, collectors of strange impressions out to "satisfy an exacting taste surfeited with the usual," their novel a manifesto for "the sensory fascination of the ugly, the repulsive, and the morbid" and little more than a gesture, a slap in the face to "idealizing and elevating" bourgeois taste...

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