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Changing Planes

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver's Travels," from a narrator with "the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist." - USA Today

Hailed by Neil Gaiman as "a master of the craft" and Margaret Atwood as "a quintessentially American writer," Ursula K. Le Guin is at her entertaining, thought-provoking best in this collection of ingeniously linked stories.

Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements - who doesn't hate that misery? But Sita Dulip of Cincinnati finds a way to bypass the long lines, the crowded restrooms, the nasty food, the whimpering children and domineering parents, the bookless bookstores, the plastic chairs bolted to the floor. . . .

With a kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, Sita travels not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes. Or to Djeyo, where she can stay for two nights with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new method of "changing planes" enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own . . . and sometimes open doors into the thrillingly alien.

A New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times bestseller, featuring illustrations by Eric Beddows, Changing Planes is your boarding pass to fifteen worlds that are vintage Le Guin, from a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Le Guin, is a quintessentially American writer, of the sort for whom the quest for the Peaceable Kingdom is ongoing." - Margaret Atwood


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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Changing Planes
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4395-6545-7 / 978-1-4395-6545-2 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Changing Planes (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Ursula K LeGuin
ISBN: 0-575-07564-3 / 978-0-575-07564-1 (UK edition)
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Changing Planes: Stories
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin, Eric Beddows
ISBN: 0-15-100971-6 / 978-0-15-100971-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Changing Planes
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-441-01224-8 / 978-0-441-01224-4 (USA edition)
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Changing Planes: Armchair Travel for the Mind (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
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ISBN: 0-575-07623-2 / 978-0-575-07623-5 (UK edition)
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Changing Planes
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ISBN: 0-441-01156-X / 978-0-441-01156-8 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Changing Planes (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
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ISBN: 0-575-07000-5 / 978-0-575-07000-4 (UK edition)
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Changing Planes
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March 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Changing Planes
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Changing Planes
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-59007-519-6 / 978-1-59007-519-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millenium Audio
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December 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Changing Planes
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-59007-520-X / 978-1-59007-520-3 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Changing Planes
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