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Changing Planes: Stories - Ursula K. Le Guin, Eric Beddow
Changing Planes: Stories
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"Then came a child trotting to school with his little backpack. He trotted on all fours, neatly, his hands in leather mitts or boots that protected them from the pavement; he was pale, with small eyes, and a snout, but he was adorable."--from Changing PlanesThe misery of waiting for a connecting... show more
"Then came a child trotting to school with his little backpack. He trotted on all fours, neatly, his hands in leather mitts or boots that protected them from the pavement; he was pale, with small eyes, and a snout, but he was adorable."--from Changing PlanesThe misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes--not airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guin's deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien.Winner of the PEN/Malamud for Short Stories
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151009718 (0151009716)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Changing Planes, Ursula Le Guin
An amusing set of shorts based on the conceit of being able to change planes in airports...planes of existence that is. Many of these are more by way of reports on the cultures of strange and alien lands and peoples than conventional narratives, but the doses of amusing satire prevent them becoming ...
Bookake
Bookake rated it
4.0 Changing Planes
Changing Planes begins with a tale about how Sita Dulip discovered a method of transporting oneself to another plane of reality, whilst waiting for her delayed flight at the airport. There then follows a series of short stories about one person's trips and experiences to these alternate planes.My f...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
2.0
Not at all what I expected. Not a consistent storyline, but a series of short 'travelogues' about each plane to include it's history, etc.Each one of those has a strong moral tale, they are interesting, but rather pedantic.
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it
2.0
Not at all what I expected. Not a consistent storyline, but a series of short 'travelogues' about each plane to include it's history, etc.Each one of those has a strong moral tale, they are interesting, but rather pedantic.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
A collection of stories/vignettes connected by an amusing premise: while caught in the unique state of boredom experienced only by the traveller stuck with a layover at an airport, a person can quite literally "change planes" and visit other realms of existence.(One gets the feeling that LeGuin does...
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