An old friend who is teaching a semester-long seminar on Ursula K. Le Guin (I know, right!) at Juilliard assigned Le Guin’s classic short story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, alongside N.K. Jemisin’s story in reply, The Ones Who Stay and Fight, and my story in reply, And the Ones Who Walk In. Anthony Lioi posts on Facebook:
It was delightful to assign Sarah Avery’s short story “And the Ones Who Walk In” to students and then read their final papers in which Sarah Avery and Ursula Le Guin are compared in sentences that begin “Moreover, Avery…” and I’m like, you have no idea how moreover Avery is, little utopians.
I’m so very moreover at the idea of people I’ve never met, and probably never will, writing sentences that mention both me and Le Guin, who has been my absolute hero since I was about twelve years old.