Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

Le Guin was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore philosophical, psychological and sociological themes. She has received several Hugo and Nebula awards, and was awarded the Gandalf Grand Master award in 1979 and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2003.

Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, the daughter of the anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber and the writer Theodora Kroeber. Her father was granted the first Ph.D. in Anthropology in the United States in 1901 (Columbia University). She became interested in literature when she was very young. At the age of eleven she submitted her first story to the magazine Astounding Science Fiction (it was rejected).

She received her M.A. from Columbia University in 1952. She later studied in France, where she met her husband, historian Charles Le Guin. They were married in 1953. Le Guin has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1958. She has three children and four grandchildren.

Le Guin's earliest writings (little published at the time, but some appeared in adapted form much later in Orsinian Tales and Malafrena), were non-fantastic stories of imaginary countries. Searching for a publishable way to express her interests, she returned to her early

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Planet of Exile6.88
Rocannon's World7.40
City of Illusions7.16
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea #1)7.94
The Left Hand of Darkness7.96
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea #2)7.92
The Lathe of Heaven7.42
The Farthest Shore (Earthsea #3)7.98
From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
The Dispossessed8.02
Dreams Must Explain Themselves
The Wind's Twelve Quarters7.64
The Word for World Is Forest7.04
Orsinian Tales
The Eye of the Heron6.88
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
Leese Webster
Malafrena7.00
The Beginning Place6.00
The Adventures of Cobbler's Rune (Adventures in Kroy #1)
The Compass Rose
Solomon Leviathan's Nine-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World (Adventures in Kroy #2)
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone
Always Coming Home8.76
Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
Catwings (Catwings #1)
A Visit from Dr. Katz
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Catwings Return (Catwings #2)
The Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California Coastal Range
Fire and Stone
Tehanu (Earthsea #4)7.52
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
Jane On Her Own (Catwings #4)
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back
Fish Soup
Earthsea Revisioned
The Earthsea Quartet8.36
Wonderful Alexander And the Catwings (Catwings #3)
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea7.06
Four Ways to Forgiveness7.34
Tales of the Catwings (Catwings #5)
Unlocking the Air: And Other Stories
Worlds of Exile and Illusion7.34
More Tales of the Catwings (Catwings #6)
The Telling7.24
Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea #5)7.80
The Other Wind (Earthsea #6)7.96
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
Tom Mouse
Changing Planes8.00
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagin
Gifts (Chronicles of the Western Shore #1)7.42
Voices (Chronicles of the Western Shore #2)7.66
Powers (Chronicles of the Western Shore #3)7.92
Lavinia7.40
Cheek by Jowl
The Wild Girls Plus...
The Unreal and the Real: Where on Earth (The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories #1)
The Unreal and the Real: Outer Space, Inner Lands (The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories #2)
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition

Speculative Fiction Novels (49)

The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition
2018 | Earthsea | fantasy > high fantasy, collection
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
2016 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The Unreal and the Real: Where on Earth
2012 | The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories #1 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The Unreal and the Real: Outer Space, Inner Lands
2012 | The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories #2 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The Wild Girls Plus...
2011 | science fiction, collection, short stories
Lavinia
2008 | fantasy, history
Powers
2007 | Chronicles of the Western Shore #3 | fantasy > high fantasy, young adult
Voices
2006 | Chronicles of the Western Shore #2 | fantasy > high fantasy, young adult
Gifts
2004 | Chronicles of the Western Shore #1 | fantasy > high fantasy, young adult
Changing Planes
2003 | science fiction, short stories
Tom Mouse
2002 | fantasy, childrens
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
2002 | science fiction, short stories
Tales from Earthsea
2001 | Earthsea #5 | fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
The Other Wind
2001 | Earthsea #6 | fantasy > high fantasy
The Telling
2000 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction > anthropological sf
More Tales of the Catwings
2000 | Catwings #6 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
Worlds of Exile and Illusion
1996 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction, collection
Unlocking the Air: And Other Stories
1996 | science fiction, short stories
Tales of the Catwings
1996 | Catwings #5 | fantasy, childrens, short stories
Four Ways to Forgiveness
1995 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction > anthropological sf, short stories
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
1994 | science fiction, short stories
Wonderful Alexander And the Catwings
1994 | Catwings #3 | fantasy, childrens
The Earthsea Quartet
1993 | Earthsea | fantasy > high fantasy, collection
Fish Soup
1992 | fantasy, childrens
Jane On Her Own
1992 | Catwings #4 | fantasy, childrens
Tehanu
1990 | Earthsea #4 | fantasy > high fantasy
Fire and Stone
1989 | fantasy, childrens
Catwings Return
1989 | Catwings #2 | fantasy, childrens
Catwings
1988 | Catwings #1 | fantasy, childrens
Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
1987 | science fiction, short stories
Always Coming Home
1985 | science fiction
Solomon Leviathan's Nine-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World
1983 | Adventures in Kroy #2 | fantasy, childrens
The Compass Rose
1982 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The Adventures of Cobbler's Rune
1982 | Adventures in Kroy #1 | fantasy, childrens
The Beginning Place
1980 | fantasy
Malafrena
1979 | Orsinia | fantasy, mainstream
The Eye of the Heron
1978 | science fiction
Orsinian Tales
1976 | Orsinia | fantasy, mainstream, short stories
The Word for World Is Forest
1976 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction
The Wind's Twelve Quarters
1975 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
The Dispossessed
1974 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction > social science fiction + utopia
The Farthest Shore
1972 | Earthsea #3 | fantasy > high fantasy
The Lathe of Heaven
1971 | science fiction
The Tombs of Atuan
1971 | Earthsea #2 | fantasy > high fantasy
The Left Hand of Darkness
1969 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction
A Wizard of Earthsea
1968 | Earthsea #1 | fantasy > high fantasy
City of Illusions
1967 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction
Planet of Exile
1966 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction
Rocannon's World
1966 | Hainish Cycle | science fiction

Others non-spefi books (14)

Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
2018 | non-fiction
Cheek by Jowl
2009 | non-fiction
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagin
2004 | non-fiction
Earthsea Revisioned
1993 | non-fiction
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back
1992 | childrens
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
1991 | magical realism, short stories
The Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California Coastal Range
1989 | non-fiction
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
1989 | non-fiction
A Visit from Dr. Katz
1988 | childrens
Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone
1984 | non-fiction
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
1979 | non-fiction
Leese Webster
1979 | childrens
Dreams Must Explain Themselves
1975 | non-fiction
From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
1973 | non-fiction