In celebration of Le Guin's transformative writing, exciting worlds, and stories that changed countless lives, I have launched a reread series at Tor.com that will survey the breadth of Le Guin's writing and ideas.
Inspired by my colleague and friend Noah Berlatsky, who posted his list of the ten best non-fiction books of the decade, I put together a few lists of my selections of the ten best books of the decade. This list covers the ten best books in Fantasy Studies published between 2010 and 2019. Of course, … Continue reading Ten Best Books of the Decade, 2010-2019: Fantasy Studies
In 2017, I read 125 books. This list was inspired by Mark Bould, who wrote his own about his reading practices in 2016 (published in January 2017). I combed through all that I read to create three lists of “bests”: recent fiction (past two years), older fiction, and comics. “Best” is subjective and my reasoning … Continue reading Annual Reading List 2017
November 3, 2015 Context This paper, presented at The Ohio State University English Graduate Organization's second annual conference on October 31, 2015, is an edited-down version of a paper written for a graduate seminar on science fiction and literary theory, and is also a slightly different version of the paper I actually gave, which was … Continue reading Sexual Violence in Le Guin’s The Dispossessed: Toward an Interpretation