Outer Space, Inner Lands includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley' s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many listeners see the world. She gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power - all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor.
Companion volume Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political and experimental earthbound stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.
©2012 Ursula K. LeGuin (P)2014 Recorded Books
Most of the stories were refreshingly odd. Well written, and enjoyable.
I loved almost everything. The narrator was ok. But the stories were very entertaining.
A well crafted story is a portal to another world
I loved the complex and believable characters, and the way Le Guin explores deeply issues of gender, sexuality, and how we see ourselves, whether through the eyes of an alien, a differently imagined culture, or another species. She has a way of turning assumptions on their heads and using that position to examine and question, but fully in the context of an engaging story. The exploration just unfolds itself. I also loved the narration... Tandy Cronyn's voice hit just the right notes, pardon the pun.
"Very good, but where are the titles?"
Good readings of these excellent stories, but spoilt by the lack of titles for the individual stories, only 'chapter' numbers.
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