Changing planes

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'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.
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Fantasy fiction, American
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Imaginary societies
Imaginary societies -- Early works to 1800
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Voyages, Imaginary -- Early works to 1800
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Changing planes [electronic resource] / Ursula K. Le Guin ; illustrated by Eric Beddows
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Fantasy
Fantasy fiction, American
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Imaginary societies
Science Fiction
Voyages, Imaginary