The Wind's Twelve Quarters

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future.

Including an insightful foreword by Le Guin, describing her experience, her inspirations, and her approach to writing, this stunning collection explores human values, relationships, and survival, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.

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Ursula Le Guin has been recognized for more than thirty years as one of the most important writers in the sf field and her readership has extended far beyond the readership of the genre. This was her filrst collection of short stories and her best. It brings together almost all of her early short fiction and includes such poised and enduring masterpieces as the Hugo-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas', the Nebula-winning 'The Day before the Revolution' and seminal works like 'Winter's King', 'Vaster than Empires and More Slow' and 'Nine Lives'. The range, strength and beauty of the stories is breathtaking.

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Ursula K. Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 into an academic family. She was educated at Radcliffe and Columbia and began publishing sf stories in the early 1960s. Her talent and importance was quickly recognized and The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her other novels include Rocannon's World, The Lathe of Heaven and Always Coming Home.

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