These short stories are everything I'd ever wanted out of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and possibly more. These tales leave you mystified and wishing that each one had its own novel to go along with it. If you're a fan of Adams, I foresee you being a fan of Le Guin as well, or at least being fond of this particular novel. Recommended By Rin S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly—yet familiar—societies.
"A fantastical travel guide." —USA Today
"A master of the craft." —Neil Gaiman
The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly--yet familiar--societies.
Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method--changing planes--enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results...
"A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver's Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist."--USA Today
About the Author
Ursula K. Le Guin lives in Portland, Oregon.