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Evil and the Tao of Earthsea
Note: Ursula LeGuin died this year. She was my favorite fantasy writer, if only because she wrote Wizard of Earthsea. I think I’ve written more articles about H.P. Lovecraft, Terry Pratchett, and William Gibson than about her, but that’s partly because when you treasure something, you’re afraid to get it wrong. The only people who are qualified to talk about masterworks are masters, and I’m not one. With that in mind, here’s me talking about Earthsea, balance, and evil. Hope it’s illuminating. – Chris There’s a wonderful passage in Wizard of Earthsea that describes Ged’s first meeting with the Archmage …