Ursula K. Le Guin

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 ... (more)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (49)
2018  The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea)
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2016  The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
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2012  The Unreal and the Real: Where on Earth (The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, #1)
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2012  The Unreal and the Real: Outer Space, Inner Lands (The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, #2)
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2011  The Wild Girls Plus...
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2008  Lavinia
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2007  Powers (Chronicles of the Western Shore, #3)
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2006  Voices (Chronicles of the Western Shore, #2)
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2004  Gifts (Chronicles of the Western Shore, #1)
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2003  Changing Planes
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2002  Tom Mouse
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2002  The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
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2001  Tales from Earthsea (Earthsea, #5)
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2001  The Other Wind (Earthsea, #6)
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2000  The Telling (Hainish Cycle)
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2000  More Tales of the Catwings (Catwings, #6)
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1996  Worlds of Exile and Illusion (Hainish Cycle)
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1996  Unlocking the Air: And Other Stories
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1996  Tales of the Catwings (Catwings, #5)
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1995  Four Ways to Forgiveness (Hainish Cycle)
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1994  A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
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1994  Wonderful Alexander And the Catwings (Catwings, #3)
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1993  The Earthsea Quartet (Earthsea)
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1992  Fish Soup
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1992  Jane On Her Own (Catwings, #4)
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1990  Tehanu (Earthsea, #4)
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1989  Fire and Stone
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1989  Catwings Return (Catwings, #2)
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1988  Catwings (Catwings, #1)
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1987  Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
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1985  Always Coming Home
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1983  Solomon Leviathan's Nine-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World (Adventures in Kroy, #2)
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1982  The Compass Rose
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1982  The Adventures of Cobbler's Rune (Adventures in Kroy, #1)
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1980  The Beginning Place
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1979  Malafrena (Orsinia)
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1978  The Eye of the Heron
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1976  Orsinian Tales (Orsinia)
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1976  The Word for World Is Forest (Hainish Cycle)
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1975  The Wind's Twelve Quarters
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1974  The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
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1972  The Farthest Shore (Earthsea, #3)
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1971  The Lathe of Heaven
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1971  The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea, #2)
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1969  The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)
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1968  A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea, #1)
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1967  City of Illusions (Hainish Cycle)
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1966  Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle)
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1966  Rocannon's World (Hainish Cycle)
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Others non-spefi books (14)
2018  Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
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2009  Cheek by Jowl
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2004  The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagin
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1993  Earthsea Revisioned
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1992  A Ride on the Red Mare's Back
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1991  Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
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1989  The Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California Coastal Range
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1989  Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
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1988  A Visit from Dr. Katz
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1984  Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone
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1979  The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
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1979  Leese Webster
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1975  Dreams Must Explain Themselves
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1973  From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
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