TOC: ‘The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volumes One and Two’ by Ursula K. Le Guin


Small Beer Press has sent along the table of contents for Ursula K. Le Guin’s upcoming multi-volume collection Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Here’s the description:

Ursula K. Le Guin’s stories have shaped the way many readers see the world. By giving voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaking truth to power—all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor—she has proven herself one of our greatest writers. This two-volume selection of Le Guin’s stories — as selected by the author — omits stories directly connected to novels. The first volume, Where on Earth, focuses on Le Guin’s interests in realism and magic realism and includes stories from The Compass Rose, Orsinian Tales, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, Buffalo Gals, Searoad, and Unlocking the Air. The companion volume Outer Space Inner Lands includes Le Guin’s best known nonrealistic stories. Both volumes include new introductions by the author.

And here’s the table of contents for both volumes…

The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth
  1. Introduction: Choosing and Dividing
  2. “Brothers and Sisters”
  3. “A Week in the Country”
  4. “Unlocking the Air”
  5. “Imaginary Countries”
  6. “The Diary of the Rose”
  7. “The Direction of the Road”
  8. “The White Donkey”
  9. “Gwilan’s Harp”
  10. “May’s Lion”
  11. “Buffalo Gals”
  12. “Horse Camp”
  13. “The Lost Children”
  14. “The Water is Wide”
  15. “Texts”
  16. “Sleepwalkers”
  17. “Hand, Cup, Shell”
  18. “Ether, OR”
  19. “Half Past Four”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press (November 13, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1618730347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618730343

The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands
  1. Introduction
  2. “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
  3. “Semley’s Necklace”
  4. “Nine Lives”
  5. “Mazes”
  6. “The First Contact With the Gorgonids”
  7. “The Shobies’ Story”
  8. “Betrayals”
  9. “The Matter of Seggre”
  10. “Solitude”
  11. “The Wild Girls”
  12. “The Fliers of Gy”
  13. “The Silence of the Asonu”
  14. “The Ascent of the North Face”
  15. “The Author of the Acacia Seeds”
  16. “The Wife’s Story”
  17. “The Rule of Names”
  18. “Small Change”
  19. “The Poacher”
  20. “Sur”
  21. “She Unnames Them”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press (November 13, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1618730355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618730350

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