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2021-10-20 4:51:26 PM  
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Did I miss something?  Where's the irony?  I love Ursula:  Wizard of Earthsea, The Lathe of Heaven, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, etc.  Beats a poke in the eye with a rolled-up forward from Atlas Shrugged.
 
2021-10-20 10:58:01 PM  
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toraque: Writing Question of the Week!

What prizes have you won for writing? What contests do you enter?


One of my novels won a Leo Award. That was...really cool.

Yeah. That was an awesome day.
 
2021-10-20 5:23:37 PM  
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Ursula K. LeGuin went to high school with my parents. And I've admired her writing. I made a board game based on her Earthsea series, and nearly poisoned myself painting the board on a 4'x4' piece of plywood in an enclosed area. It wasn't very D&D style, more like a freewheeling Monopoly game with dice and cards. But I have to admit that when she moved from basic science fiction/fantasy to books that had a obviously "hidden message" I lost interest.
 
2021-10-20 5:30:48 PM  
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WastrelWay: when she moved from basic science fiction/fantasy to books that had a obviously "hidden message" I lost interest.


I never read any of those.  What weird stuff was she on about?
 
2021-10-21 9:08:46 AM  
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JohnnyApocalypse: Halfabee64: Did I miss something?  Where's the irony?  I love Ursula:  Wizard of Earthsea, The Lathe of Heaven, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, etc.  Beats a poke in the eye with a rolled-up forward from Atlas Shrugged.

Le Guin refused a Nebula Award, because they gave the shaft to Stanislaw Lem. She wrote an article about, commenting that her reasoning wasn't as noteworthy as Sartre's refusal to accept the Nobel ("I want my name to be my own, not a subsidiary of an award." paraphrased). There's even an award for those who refuse awards, called The Jean-Paul Sartre Prize for Prize Refusal. Or at least there is in her article, so it exists somewhere.


Now I have to find some Stanislaw Lem to see why he thinks he can piss on my childhood.  The only author he found worthy was Philip K. Dick, who was a loon.  I read some fantastic sci-fi/fantasy growing up by Harry Harrison, Tim Powers, Stephen Donaldson, Larry Niven, and OMG is Dan Simmons good (but too late for Lem's assessment),
 
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