Buffalo Gals and Other Animal PresencesUrsula K. Le Guin
science fiction, short stories
Ursula K. Le Guin does hear the animals' voices, and as she shows us in this luminous collection of one novella, ten stories and eighteen poems, they are magical, fascinating, and terrifying.
In the title novella, a child survives a plane crash and enters the Dream Time of primitive myths, where the coyote knows secrets about that world – and this one. In other stories we journey further into unknown realms, like the deep space planet where only fear dwells, or the unfamiliar worlds of wolves, rats, and horses whose realities make us question our own.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
Le Guin was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore philosophical, psychological and sociological themes. She has received several Hugo and Nebula awards, and was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003.
Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of the anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. Her father was granted the first Ph.D. in Anthropology in the United States in 1901 (Columbia University). She