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9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments That Remind Us She Was A Superhero

24 January 2018

From Fast Company:

The world has lost a celestial talent in Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away yesterday at  the age of 88.  The beloved author was mainly known for her science fiction and fantasy writing, but she had much more to offer than the well-thumbed paperbacks that adorned the bookshelves of multiple generations.

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A letter to Guin’s agent regarding a manuscript that would later become 1970 Hugo winner, Left Hand of Darkness.

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Her answer when asked how she would like to be remembered:


Link to the rest at Fast Company


5 Comments to “9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments That Remind Us She Was A Superhero”

  1. Thank you for publishing that. She was my favorite writer.

  2. If, as some think, God is no longer speaking, maybe it’s because he looked at what he’d made and found himself unable to believe it.

    – Ursula K. Le Guin

    “Introduction” from Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels & Stories, Volume One

    I need to read all her stuff again.

    • The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

      — Ursula K. Le Guin

  3. I’m stunned. I had no idea she had died. The world of literature has been diminished by her passing. 🙁
    I can still remember reading The Left Hand of Darkness for the first time and being gobsmacked by what I saw as the daring of this woman writer. More than the subject matter though, I loved her ‘dry’ style.
    Now both of my favourite sci-fi writers are gone. 🙁

    RIP Ursula K LeGuin. You won’t be forgotten.

  4. A remarkable writer, and a fairly prolific one.

    Heh, that’s a square hit at Brian Aldiss. (And she was right about his anthology selections being a bit weird. He didn’t just leave out women writers, of whom there had always been many. He left out any kind of sf that he didn’t personally like or approve of. I’d give examples; but I haven’t read or seen that anthology for a long time, since it was in my high school library.)

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