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No Time to Spare
Thinking About What Matters

by Ursula K. Le Guin
Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler


December 5, 2017
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Ebook ISBN 9781328661036: Pre-order ebook at Kobo
Hardcover ISBN 9781328661593: Pre-order hardcover at HMH


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Table of Contents

Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler

A Note at the Beginning

Part One: Going Over Eighty

In Your Spare Time

The Sissy Strikes Back


The Diminished Thing

Catching Up, Ha Ha

The Annals of Pard

Choosing a Cat

Chosen by a Cat

Part Two: The Lit Biz

Would You Please Fucking Stop?

Readers’ Questions

Kids’ Letters

Having My Cake


Papa H


A Much-Needed Literary Award


TGAN and TGOW


TGAN Again


The Narrative Gift as a Moral Conundrum

It Doesn’t Have To Be the Way It Is

Utopiyin, Utopiyang

The Annals of Pard

The Trouble


Pard and the Time Machine

Part Three: Trying to Make Sense Of It

A Band of Brothers, a Stream of Sisters


Exorcists


Uniforms

Clinging Desperately to a Metaphor

Lying It All Away


The Inner Child and the Nude Politician

A Modest Proposal: Vegempathy

Belief in Belief

About Anger

The Annals of Pard

An Unfinished Education


An Unfinished Education, Continued

Doggerel for My Cat

Part Four: Rewards


The Circling Stars, the Sea Surrounding:
Philip Glass and John Luther Adams

Rehearsal


Someone Named Delores

Without Egg

Notre-Dame de la Faim

The Tree

The Horsies Upstairs


First Contact


The Lynx


Notes from a Week at a Ranch in the Oregon High Desert

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News & Reviews

Leguin-NoTimeToSpare-200x300What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging? by Robert Minto at The New Republic.

A review of No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

“In 2010, at the age of 81, the acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin started a blog. Blogs never seemed a likely destination for the writer, who by then had a long career in 20th-century traditional publishing behind her. But Le Guin’s new book, No Time To Spare, which harvests a representative sample of her blog posts, feels like the surprising and satisfying culmination to a career in other literary forms.” [Continue reading at The New Republic.]

No Time to Spare review at Publishers Weekly. “Fantasy and SF author Le Guin (The Lost and the Found) mines her blog in these short, punchy, and canny meditations on aging, literature, and cats....”


Fall 2017 Announcements: Essays & Literary Criticism
, By Everett Jones. Publishers Weekly (June 23, 2017) announcement of No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters.

Barbara’s Picks, Nov./Dec. 2017, by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal. “Le Guin here collects the best essays from her blog, a new medium for her that fits her pointedly glistening writing.” No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

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Reviews at HMH

Cover Reveal for No Time to Spare, by Christian Holub at Entertainment Weekly. Includes an excerpt from the Introduction, by Karen Joy Fowler:

“Where other writers secure their legacy with a single book, she’s written a dozen worthy of that.”

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