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science fiction, new weird, old weird, very weird - and everything else

not always save for work. never nice.

Currently reading

The Honourable Schoolboy
John le Carré
Progress: 52 %

Reading progress update: The Dispossessed - I've read 3%.

The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin

For instance, this curious matter of superiority, of relative height, was important to the Urrasti; they often used the word "higher" as a synonym for better in their writings, where an Anarresti would use "more central". 


I love it when authors consider linguistic differences and explore how they help to construct different cultural norms and understandings.