The Wind's Twelve Quarters

by Ursula K. Le Guin

This is some good, old-fashioned speculative fiction. It’s hard to explain exactly what I mean — it’s traditional, well-written, and therefore it feels solid, very foundational. The stories here do exactly what speculative fiction should — make you think about world by taking you to another. There was only a single story that I didn’t love — it had to do with drugs, and I think that’s partly why. (I’m pretty anti-drugs.) But it was short and well-written regardless, so very worth it!