The Island of Immortals by Ursula Le Guin
Tuesday’s Tale of Terror May 24, 2016
‘Somebody asked me if I’d heard that there were immortal people on the Yendian Plane, and somebody else told me that there were, so when I got there, I asked about them. The travel agent rather reluctantly showed me a place called the Island of the Immortals on her map. “You don’t want to go there,” she said.’
Hop on the ship sailing to the island of immortals. This story is different from my usual posts. We’re in sci-fi territory and in the hands of award-winning writer Ursula Le Guin. Our narrator is dying to see what kind of people are immortals and she sails out to explore the island. There is danger. There are flies.
Ursula Le Guin is an American writer, best known for her stories in science fiction and high fantasy. She is a winner of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.
A famous quote: “We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.”
Read the short story The Immortals at LightspeedMagazine.com
Steering the Craft, A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
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