A great interview with Dana Goia about Ursula LeGuin (as well as Ray Bradbury, and other spec fic related matters) at the Clarion blog. He’s smart about the hierarchical distinctions made between the literature of romance (no, not Danielle Steel type romance) and social and psychological realism within the academic community. Like him, I see this changing, slowly but surely. But what’s really the icing on this interview is his great appreciation for LeGuin’s work (and Bradbury’s). Both favorites of mine. It makes me feel good to see them get paid attention from what is often perceived as the other side of the tracks.
Arigatou for the link, Gavin.