Ursula Le Guin honored for her contribution to American letters

Did you hear Ursula Le Guin’s acceptance speech at the 2014 National Book Awards last night? She’s so inspiring. She gives a shout out to science fiction writers and points out that their works have been ignored for too long by many awards programs. She aims a pen (or maybe a sword) at the commodification of writing and publishing, and she asks writers to think about their role in demanding fair compensation for their work without forsaking their freedom.

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  1. One of my all time favorite novels was On Strike Against God, by science fiction writer Joanna Russ. Definitely the best lesbian feminist novel I ever read. Serious but written with a light touch and a good sense of humor.

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