The Wind's Twelve QuartersUrsula K. Le Guin
science fiction, fantasy, short stories
Locus Award 1976.
Seventeen spellbinding tales from the superb weaver of fantasy, Ursula Le Guin. The creatures of her unqiue genius travel in and out of time; doing battle in worlds that glitter with the blue glint of medieval armor; skulking in the gray dust of a dead planet's lava; and lurking behind trees whose trunks are warmed by a dragon's smoky breath... in a collection that represents the cream of Le Guin's remarkable imagination.
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