Do the math

First edition cover by Ruth Robbins, Parnassus Press, 1968

Some days I think I’m an idiot, but other days the proof that I really am an idiot smacks me in the forehead.

Ursula K Le Guin’s The Wizard of Earthsea was published in 1968.

That’s 50 years ago, folks.

Where’s the hoopla? the parades and fireworks? the admiring journal articles and all the other claptrap that makes us feel a little bit better that time goes by so quickly.

If not for the keen eyes of a blogging/twittering friend, I’d have missed the ironic significance of this year of Le Guin’s death. So it goes.

But now you have another reason to visit this blog (and Calmgrove’s here) for Witch Week 2018 (30 October – 6 November), where we celebrate Le Guin’s Earthsea with a focus on Fantasy+Feminism (or is it Feminism+Fantasy?). Either way, it’ll be great to see you there.

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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4 Responses to Do the math

  1. Illustrated complete edition from Saga being published this year? Maybe that was tied to the date? But I agree, more hoopla is in order.

  2. Calmgrove says:

    Feminism+fantasy is how I think you sold it to me, and I think that’s more mellifluous. 🙂

    I’ve also started using the hashtag #WitchWeek2018 as I think #WitchWeek on its own is used in other contexts. I think Lory may have added the year too. 😊

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