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  Tales from Earthsea // Nausicaa.net
Based on the Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin.
A more sensible translation is "Ged's war chronicle" or "Ged's history of the war".
The official English title is "Tales from Earthsea".
www.nausicaa.net /miyazaki/earthsea   (72 words)

  
  Earthsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earthsea is a fictional realm created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story "The Word of Unbinding", published in 1964, but that became more famous in her novel A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968.
The world of Earthsea is one of sea and islands: a vast archipelago of hundreds of islands surrounded by uncharted ocean.
Earthsea, with the exception of the Kargad lands, is a literate society using a writing system called the "Hardic runes"; the nature of the writing system is uncertain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earthsea   (3144 words)

  
 Legend of Earthsea (TV miniseries) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Legend of Earthsea miniseries (later shortened to Earthsea), adapted quite loosely from the award-winning Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, premiered as a two-night television event on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2004.
It was adapted by Gavin Scott (The Mists of Avalon) from the Earthsea novels for executive producers Robert Halmi, Sr.
She has written a number of responses to the handling of this adaptation of her works, including "A Whitewashed Earthsea" and "Frankenstein's Earthsea".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legend_of_Earthsea_(TV_miniseries)   (302 words)

  
 Earthsea
The original Trilogy was composed of A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972).
Earthsea is a world of mostly water, with most of the land being composed of many small islands in an archipelago with each island largely governing itself.
Earthsea also defined the concept of dragons for me. The dragons of Earthsea are wise, powerful, ancient, majestic and magical creatures who care little for the affairs of humans and others who live for such a short time.
scv.bu.edu /~aarondf/earthsea/earthsea.html   (1063 words)

  
 The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula Le Guin) - book review
In A Wizard of Earthsea young goatherd Ged discovers his talent for magic and is sent to the school for wizards on the island of Roke, at the centre of the world.
She has dug selectively and worked her material wisely, making something genuinely original — and if parts of her work seem exposed thirty years on, that is only because later writers have carried out indiscriminate open-cut mining in the area.
A Wizard of Earthsea is about a young man's coming of age, in which he attends an all-male school for wizards, and much of it is set at sea; The Tombs of Atuan is a young woman's coming of age in an all-female temple complex, and much of it happens underground.
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 Ursula K. Leguin, The Earthsea Trilogy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In turn, Ged saves Arren, and their adventures continue as they sail through Earthsea looking for the man who is offering immortality to people who will give up their magic.
Ged and Arren see peculiar sights and meet strange occupants of Earthsea, including dragons, and people who live their lives on rafts in the sea.
Earthsea is a place to be visited again and again to find hope for our real world.
www.greenmanreview.com /earthsea_trilogy.html   (1339 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Earthsea (Jeff Rona)
Earthsea: (Jeff Rona) Attempting to continue drawing on the massive popularity of recent television hits in the fantasy genre such as Children of Dune and The Mists of Avalon, Hallmark Entertainment and the Sci-Fi Channel bring Ursula K. Le Guin's world of Earthsea to the small screen.
Known alternatively as The Legend of Earthsea, the magical, medieval fantasy universe created by Le Guin is comparable in its wizardry and sorcery to J.R.R. Tolkien's lengthier Lord of the Rings tales.
The small vocal group has a distinctly African sound that you hear from the Adiemus albums, and despite being an intriguing and distinct sound in and of itself, that group of vocal performers is largely absent from the rest of the score.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/earthsea.html   (837 words)

  
 Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea
Ursula Le Guin admits in the foreword to Tales From Earthsea that she once thought she was done chronicling that particular world.
Her writing is as persuasive as always and has an extra crispness in these stories of Earthsea's past and sort-of present.
Otter is just a shipbuilder's son with a little magic skill when he is kidnapped by the local warlord and made to help create mercury, which the warlord's mad wizard thinks holds the key to ultimate power.
www.rambles.net /leguin_talesfrom.html   (749 words)

  
 Review: Discovering the Earth in Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea, reviewed by Christopher Cobb
So the world of Earthsea has proven for Ursula K. Le Guin, who has added once again to her writings set in the world of Earthsea with the story collection Tales from Earthsea, published this month by Harcourt.
In the time of the kings, mages gathered in the court of Enlad and later in the court of Havnor to counsel the king and take counsel together, using their arts to pursue goals they agreed were good.
The format of the tale collection gives Le Guin the freedom to use the whole range of styles she has developed for tales of this world, but the value of the collection is not just in its variety.
www.strangehorizons.com /2001/20010423/tales_from_earthsea.shtml   (1727 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: Tales from Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929, the daughter of a writer and an anthropologist.
The Earthsea trilogy established her as a master of fantasy as well as science fiction.
The collection spans the history of Earthsea, some of them shedding light on times where social conventions are quite different from those depicted in Le Guin's novels -- particularly gender roles in regard to the use of magic.
www.sfsite.com /09a/te135.htm   (647 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA: (Earthsea Tetrology #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
I wasn't familiar with Ursula K. Le Guin or her Earthsea tetralogy, but I thought the cover illustration of a ship crossing the ocean was childlike and evocative.
For fans of Star Wars, the wizards of Earthsea are like Jedi Knights and their power is very similar to "the Force." A limited number of men possess power (in varying degrees) and they must make sure that the equilibrium between light and dark is constantly maintained.
Before the islands of Earthsea became civilized, it was populated by ancient creatures who spoke this language.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553262505.asp   (751 words)

  
 SoundtrackNet : Earthsea Soundtrack
While his approach to Earthsea is similar to Traffic: The Mini-series - even using some of the same soloists, such as cellist Martin Tillman - the end result is as different as the two television series.
Rona's main theme for Earthsea is presented in the "Main Title" and it is used frequently throughout the score.
What makes Earthsea a surprise as a fantasy score when compared to other such works like Trevor Jones' Merlin is the soloistic approach, more along the lines of more recent mini-series fantasy scores, such as Brian Tyler's Children of Dune or Richard Gibbs' Battlestar Galactica.
www.soundtrack.net /soundtracks/database?id=3874   (413 words)

  
 Ursula K. Le Guin on the TV Earthsea. By Ursula K. Le Guin
The books, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan, which were published more than 30 years ago, are about two young people finding out what their power, their freedom, and their responsibilities are.
When I sold the rights to Earthsea a few years ago, my contract gave me the standard status of "consultant"—which means whatever the producers want it to mean, almost always little or nothing.
All they intended was to use the name Earthsea, and some of the scenes from the books, in a generic McMagic movie with a meaningless plot based on sex and violence.
www.slate.com /Default.aspx?id=2111107   (1152 words)

  
 Welcome to Earthsea! A Visual Tour of the World of Earthsea
A Visual Tour of the World of Earthsea
Welcome to the world of Earthsea, created by Ursula K. Le Guin.
This Earthsea Art Gallery is a visual trip, from Gont and Havnor, to the far reaches of the Archipelago and beyond.
www.llprindle.com /earthsea/earthseahome.html   (63 words)

  
 Song of Life - the fanlisting for the Earthsea Series
The Earthsea Series is 6 books (at the time of this writing): A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, and The Other Wind.
There is another book of stories that take place in Earthsea, Tales From Earthsea, indeed, I would recommend that you read it, as it sets up The Other Wind but I don't know if I would consider it part of the "Trilogy".
A Wizard of Earthsea chronicals the youth of Sparrowhawk, later known as Ged.
earthsea.rasaofleaves.org /about.php   (638 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Earthsea Quartet (Puffin Books): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earthsea is an ancient world of wizards, magic, darkness and light, and an ever-shifting balance of power.
The first novel, 'A Wizard of Earthsea', is a satisfying adventure that focuses upon the youthful career of Ged, the future Archmage of Earthsea.
Le Guin is the daughter of anthropologists and through all her fiction there is a deep, ingrained understanding of societies work and how they are built and evolve (or disintegrate).
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140348034   (1123 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - THE FARTHEST SHORE: (Earthsea Tetrology #3) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Arren's father is also a wizard and fears that some evil is at work in the West Reach: "Spells have no power and wizardry is forgotten there." Convinced that all of Earthsea is in danger, Ged leaves his post as Archmage and goes on a dangerous quest with Arren to the end of the world.
Their fear of dying is so profound that they seek to open the door between the lands of the living and the dead and achieve immortality.
Of course, on Earthsea, the realm of the dead is hidden, but it is accessible to Ged.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553268473.asp   (373 words)

  
 Ursula LeGuin's Magical World of Earthsea
She developed the novels from stories she had written earlier about the world of Earthsea, a place similar to the United States in climate, and much like the fifteenth century in its lack of industrialization (Bleiler, p.
The Earthsea Trilogy with the use of the Kargs, a fair-skinned, blond race of big, strong people who worship dual or brother gods.
The second principle, the relativity of opposites, is the basis of the stability of Earthsea.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ALAN/spring96/griffin.html   (3032 words)

  
 News Sci Fi Gets Earthsea, Other Miniseries (5-21-01)
"Earthsea is one of the most influential sci-fi fantasy series ever," Brown said.
After a script is completed, Sci Fi will decide whether to produce Earthsea in-house or to solicit the involvement of a major studio.
In addition to Earthsea, Sci Fi will also produce a 20-hour miniseries called Taken, in conjunction with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks; a six-hour sequel to Dune, a four-hour sequel to Stephen King's novel Firestarter and a four-hour adaptation of the Kim Stanley Robinson novel Red Mars.
comicsutra.com /cs/news/2001may/sci_fi_gets_earthsea_other_minis.htm   (319 words)

  
 Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is a balance between light and dark, male and female, and life and death.
Years after the first three Earthsea books were published, Le Guin wrote a fourth Earthsea book, Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea.
Le Guin's Earthsea fantasy books are A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu (1990), Tales from Earthsea (collection of 5 stories, 2001), and The Other Wind (2001).
members.aol.com /misuly/leguin.htm   (1192 words)

  
 SCIFI.COM | Earthsea
The four-hour coming-of-age fantasy stars Shawn Ashmore as the young mage-in-training Ged; Kristin Kreuk as the priestess Tenar; Isabella Rossellini as High Priestess Thar; and Danny Glover as the master wizard Ogion.
Adapted from the award-winning Earthsea novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, this epic fantasy follows the tale of a reckless youth destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical world of Earthsea has ever known.
The Earthsea books have been translated into 16 languages, with millions of copies in print.
www.scifi.com /earthsea/about   (282 words)

  
 Zap2it - TV features - Lessons to be Learned from 'Legend of Earthsea'
Published between 1968 and 1972, the Earthsea trilogy -- "A Wizard of Earthsea," "The Tombs of Atuan" and "The Farthest Shore" (along with a fourth book "Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea") -- was originally intended for young adults but has become a worldwide favorite with all ages.
Kreuk first became aware of "Earthsea" through her younger sister, a fan, and she knew Halmi's Hallmark Entertainment because she did a multicultural version of "Snow White" for the company.
The way you envision Earthsea is just this chain of islands, which is outer Vancouver, the Gulf Islands.
tv.zap2it.com /tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,274|92067|1|,00.html   (915 words)

  
 Ursula K. LeGuin, Tales from Earthsea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although often considered to be children's literature, I think that The Earthsea Cycle is a somewhat dark fantasy set in a world where really old gods and dragons lurk at the outskirts of civilization, and bad things happen to good folk.
I think that this is the first time that a map of this kind has been provided by LeGuin, and she adds a map of 'The Inner Lands of The Archipelago' at the beginning of her introduction to this volume.
She concludes this collection with an essay about Earthsea's history, people, literary works, magic, and languages, which is not as bleedin' detailed as the various Middle Earth histories, and is quite a bit more charming.
www.greenmanreview.com /earthsea.html   (1129 words)

  
 Locus Online: Ursula K. LeGuin Earthsea Essay
They were going to use the name Earthsea, and some of the scenes from the books, in a generic McMagic movie with a silly plot based on sex and violence.
Case in point: In the "Earthsea" books the way magic works is quite specific, a matter of language and names; it has rules, which give it a necessary limitation; and the nature of this magic is one of the fundamental metaphors on which the story is built.
In Earthsea, the Archipelagans are brown, copper-red, fl, the much less numerous Kargs are white-skinned with dark or fair hair.
locusmag.com /2005/Issues/01LeGuin.html   (1375 words)

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