Blue Moon Over Thurman Street – Ursula K. Le Guin & Roger Dorband

A book of photographs and poems capturing Portland’s NW Thurman Street in the 1980s. Lots of neighbourhoods have books; my little coastal village has one. They’re collections of photos or sketches of houses and locales, accompanied by brief paragraphs of local history, favorite recipes, awkward poems. They’re interesting mainly to the people who grew up in or move into those neighbourhoods, who can see what it used to be like, or complain about how it’s…

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Edges – Ursula K. Le Guin & Virginia Kidd

A baker’s dozen of speculative fiction stories. A while back, someone commented on a review of M. J. Engh’s Arslan, and mentioned that her finest work was difficult to find – a novella that had only seen print in an anthology called Edges. I’m a fan of Engh, but didn’t recall the novella. I did recall, however that I had Edges somewhere in my library. I dug up my unusually battered copy and gave it…

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