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Changing Planes by Ursula Le Guin
  

Changing Planes

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A satirical spoof on air travel from this fantastic writer. Just think Gulliverâs travels meets Hitchhikerâs Guide to the Galaxy

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Changing Planes by Ursula Le Guin

A satirical, at times hilarious spoof on air travel by one of the world's most elegant writers.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL FOR THE MIND:

It was Sita Dulip who discovered, whilst stuck in an airport, unable to get anywhere, how to change planes - literally. With a kind of a twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, she could go anywhere - be anywhere - because she was already between planes . . . and on the way back from her sister's wedding, she missed her plane in Chicago and found herself in Choom.
The author, armed with this knowledge and Rornan's invaluable Handy Planetary Guide - although not the Encyclopedia Planeria, as that runs to forty-four volumes - has spent many happy years exploring places as diverse as Islac and the Veksian plane.

CHANGING PLANES is an intriguing, enticing mixture of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and THE HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; a cross between Douglas Adams and Alain de Botton: a mix of satire, cynicism and humour by one of the world's best writers.

About the Author

Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbury Honor. Among her novels The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have already attained undisputed classic status; and her latest series, the Annals of the Western Shore is joining them. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Publication date

13th January 2005

Author

Ursula Le Guin

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Publisher

Gollancz

Format

Paperback

Categories

Science Fiction
Travel


ISBN

9780575076235

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