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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin – A Documentary

UKL Photo by Andy Black

A frame from “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” in-progress. Photo by Andy Black.

Not that this needs any promotion from me, as the project seems to be on track to smash its funding goal after just two days, but I’m excited to share news of this Kickstarter campaign on a full-length documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin. Titled Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin and backed by the National Endowment of the Humanities, director and producer Arwen Curry is seeking the final bit of funding to complete her film exploring the 86 year old’s past, present, and enduring legacy.

“Le Guin’s story allows audiences to reflect on science fiction’s unique role in American culture, as a conduit for our utopian dreams, apocalyptic fears, and tempestuous romance with technology. More than ever, we need to perform the kinds of thought experiments that Le Guin pioneered, to ask how we should behave as our technologies transform us beyond the wildest dreams of our grandparents.”

 – Arwen Curry

I’ve been following this project for a while, but it looks like it’s finally coming together. For more info about the campaign including those sweet sweet pledge rewards, visit the Kickstarter page. Personally I was eyeing that signed Earthsea map but alas, I’m too late. Maybe a silk-screened Anarres t-shirt as a stretch goal? (hint hint) On a more serious note, it warms my heart to see so much support out there for one of the greatest authors alive today. It’s about time.

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