Comic 18 - 1.1.18

23rd Jan 2018, 6:09 PM in Book 1: End Zone, Canto 1
1.1.18
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Author Notes:

Cliff Hansen 23rd Jan 2018, 6:09 PM edit delete
Not a page I had planned on.

If you don't know who she is...was...watch this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9Nf-rsALk And here's her giving a keynote: https://vimeo.com/97364872

Comments:

Thomas C (not that one) 25th Jan 2018, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
I think the whole world might miss her. But I know for certain I will.
Cliff Hansen 25th Jan 2018, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
I lived in Portland, she's pretty much the patron saint there.image
Miguel1982 25th Jan 2018, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Beautiful homage to Ursula Le Guin. I never read her works, but they seem great and she was clearly a model human being.
Cliff Hansen 25th Jan 2018, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Anyone with the cajones to write the phrase "the king was pregnant" deserves her place in history.
...(RockB) 1st Feb 2018, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
From where is that?

I have read a little of her works, the Earthsee-trilogy and "The Word For World Is Forest" (which works even better in German where the literal (and meaning-wise correct) translation is "Das Wort für Welt ist Wald". I bet everyone who likes this comic so far would like that book.
Cliff Hansen 1st Feb 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
That's in Portland where she lived. She's pretty much a patron saint there. The picture is Powell's the biggest independent bookstore in the world, I think, it's an amazing place.
...(RockB) 2nd Feb 2018, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
Thanks (valuable info, I didn't know where she was living lately and that she was so highly estimated - I'm glad she was!) but I meant: From where (from which of her publications) is "the king was pregnant"? It wasn't in any of the books I know, unless it literally got lost in translation. But I doubt that.
Cliff Hansen 2nd Feb 2018, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
That's from The Left Hand of Darkness.
...(RockB) 2nd Feb 2018, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
Thank you!
Great idea... it gives me ideas: Their language(s) would be very different from Earth languages, everything would be genderless by default... hmm, that's less difficult in English than it would be in Spanish or French where everything is either male or female...

Well, time to go for a book hunt.

(What is it with the moderation? Bad experience? From a commenter's POV it's annoying, I cannot edit a post until it's accepted.)
...(RockB) 2nd Feb 2018, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
(Because of the moderation I don't see the comment I just wrote so here's another one.)

I just saw the first video. OH MY GOD! (<- please note & believe me that I have not used this expression before I became an atheist, but it is such a strong expression and without a god it's much purer in it's meaning :D) SHE SPOKE MY MIND, of now, and this was 2014. Just - brilliant.
Cliff Hansen 2nd Feb 2018, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
My feelings exactly. I need to read her far more.