Aliens in This World

An ordinary Catholic and a science fiction and fantasy fan.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Deliverance of Ursula K. LeGuin

Ursula K. LeGuin -- all I can say is, praise the God who made you.

After the horrible mishmash-mosh last year that SciFi Channel called Earthsea, the geniuses at Ghibli are going to be adapting it as their next big film.

Gedo Senki: Tales from Earthsea (Record of the Ged War, or The Ged War Chronicle) (Look, Ged! It's your name!) will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. (Originally his father was not supportive of his directorial ambitions, but apparently the old man has changed his mind.)

Isn't this poster awesome?! (You can save this smaller one.)

And my most sincere congratulations to both LeGuin and Ghibli. This is going to be good.


  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Jeff Miller said…

    That SciFi channel "adaptation" was so unbelievalby bad it was funny. The whole wizard with teenage angst thing at the beginning was laughably written and acted.

  • At 7:35 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Actually, prayers for Ms. LeGuin would not be out of place, given that she is a prominent "activist" in the "fight to keep choice legal", i.e. the movement to allow unborn children to be disposed of at whim.

  • At 7:36 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Correction: the movement to continue to allow unborn children to be disposed of at whim.

  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger Banshee said…

    Yeah, I know. I feel very sorry for her. Everything in her works and her personal history says no to abortion, but her lips say yes.

    But I think we've already had a couple rounds of the discussion on how A Wizard of Earthsea reads perfectly as a story of post-abortion guilt, and on "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" insisting that no good is worth one child's pain, much less its death.

  • At 12:49 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    I understand. It's just depressing that her conciousness hasn't caught up with her writing.

  • At 4:06 AM, Blogger Enbrethiliel said…


    Wait a minute, Banshee! I must have missed those rounds about how A Wizard of Earthsea is a story of post-abortion guilt. Would you run it all by me one more time, please? :)


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