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Title Spotlight: The Unreal and the Real Vol 2

And now: the finale to our Ursula K. Le Guin celebration comes with a collection containing some of the finest SFF short stories of all time . . .

The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism and fantasy.

Volume Two, Outer Space, Inner Lands, showcases Le Guin’s acclaimed stories of the fantastic, originally appearing in publications as varied as Amazing Stories, Playboy, the New Yorker and Omni, and contains 20 stories, including modern classics such as the Hugo Award-winning ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’, Nebula-nominee ‘Nine Lives’; James Tiptree, Jr Memorial Award-winner (and Hugo and Nebula-nominee) ‘The Matter of Seggri’; Nebula Award-winner ‘Solitude’; and the secret history ‘Sur’, which was nominated for the Hugo Award and included in The Best American Short Stories.

It is available as a Gollancz paperback and an SF Gateway eBook and is, like the first volume, well worth your attention.

You can find more of Ursula K. LeGuin’s work via her Author page on the Gateway website and read about her in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.