Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The A To Z Of SFF


Sep 16, 2016

A parable on the sacrifices even the most utopian societies have to make. Does Ursula LeGuin's acclaimed story dig into a deeper truth...or is it simply stating the obvious? Worse, is it suggesting that the best we can do when faced with atrocity is walk away?

Rob and Clive try to unpick this most knotty of threads, only to find themselves more deeply tangled than before...