My mother read the Earthsea trilogy to my older brothers and me at bedtime. We had the three books in one volume. I reread it when I was in high school a dozen years after that and it was completely falling apart by then.
Some day I'll be completely falling apart too, I suppose, but for now I'm happy to wait to share this with my daughters. It has been hard for them to get past Ged being an orphan though.
There's a theme of the power of names in this book. Abstraction, abstraction, abstraction... the three most important things in computer science, too.
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