Another man’s utopia

“There isn’t much to watch on American TV now unless you are into violence and/or canned laughter. Did you know that most of the laugh tracks they use are so old that the people you hear laughing at the sitcom are mostly dead? It seems appropriate.”

The Guardian interviews sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin. Sadly, my only exposure to Le Guin was a mini-series of her novel Lathe of Heaven on A&E, an American television network.

It was a good concept: a man whose dreams can alter reality, and his psychologist who finally decides to use this power to his advantage. In the interview, Ursula explains that Taoist philosophy was the primary inspiration.