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Iain Banks taking part in ‘Ursula Le Guin at 80’ radio tribute

Iain Banks will be contributing to a BBC Radio 4 tribute to veteran science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. LeGuin, which will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 17th at 11.30 a.m.

Here’s the info from the BBC Radio4 website:

Writer China Miéville talks to American science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin.

Le Guin was a trailblazer – writing in the 1960s, her series of books about the adventures of a boy wizard, Ged, included characters of every race and colour. Her fiction has been acutely concerned with politics, portraying worlds destroyed by environmental catastrophe that prefigured modern concerns about global warming, and societies without gender just as modern-day feminism began to take off.

Featuring contributions and tributes from Iain Banks and Margaret Atwood.

[Thanks to The Banksoniain’s David H for the heads-up]