Ursula K. Le Guin Books

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Ursula K. Le Guin was a famous American author that wrote science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. She wrote several novels, short stories, poems, and children’s books over the course of her 60-year career.

Order of Earthsea Cycle Series

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1 A Wizard of Earthsea 1968 Description / Buy
2 The Tombs of Atuan 1970 Description / Buy
3 The Farthest Shore 1972 Description / Buy
4 Tehanu 1990 Description / Buy
5 The Other Wind 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Earthsea Collections

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1 Tales from Earthsea 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Earthsea Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Dragonfly 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Finder 2001 Description / Buy
3 The Bones of the Earth (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Earthsea Non-Fiction Books

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1 Earthsea Revisioned 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Catwings Series

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1 Catwings (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Catwings Return (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
3 Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
4 Jane on Her Own (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
5 Cat Dreams (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Catwings Collections

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1 Tales of the Catwings (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
2 More Tales of the Catwings (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Hainish Cycle Series

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1 Rocannon's World 1966 Description / Buy
2 Planet of Exile (Short Story) 1966 Description / Buy
3 City of Illusions 1967 Description / Buy
4 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Description / Buy
5 The Word for World is Forest 1972 Description / Buy
6 The Dispossessed 1974 Description / Buy
7 Four Ways to Forgiveness 1994 Description / Buy
8 The Telling 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Adventures In Kroy Series

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1 The Adventure of Cobbler's Rune 1982 Description / Buy
2 Solomon Leviathan's Nine-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World (Short Story) 1983 Description / Buy

Order of Annals Of The Western Shore Series

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1 Gifts 2004 Description / Buy
2 Voices 2006 Description / Buy
3 Powers 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Orsinia Series

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1 Orsinian Tales 1976 Description / Buy
2 Malafrena 1979 Description / Buy

Order of Unreal and The Real Series

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1 The Unreal and the Real, Vol. 1: Where on Earth 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Unreal and the Real, Vol. 2: Outer Space, Inner Lands 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Ursula K. Le Guin Standalone Novels

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1 The Lathe of Heaven 1971 Description / Buy
2 Very Far Away from Anywhere Else / A Very Long Way from Anywhere Else (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
3 The Eye of the Heron 1978 Description / Buy
4 The Beginning Place / Threshold 1980 Description / Buy
5 Always Coming Home 1985 Description / Buy
6 Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand 1991 Description / Buy
7 Changing Planes 2003 Description / Buy
8 Lavinia 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Ursula K. Le Guin Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Nine Lives 1968 Description / Buy
2 The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (Short Story) 1973 Description / Buy
3 The Water is Wide (Short Story) 1976 Description / Buy
4 Leese Webster (Short Story) 1979 Description / Buy
5 Gwilan's Harp 1981 Description / Buy
6 Solomon Leviathan's 931st Trip Around the World 1983 Description / Buy
7 The Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine of Telina-Na (Short Story) ( With:) 1984 Description / Buy
8 Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight (Short Story) ( With:) 1987 Description / Buy
9 The Matter of Seggri (in Crank!) (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
10 Forgiveness Day (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
11 Solitude (in F&SF) (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
12 A Man of the People (in Asimov's) (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
13 A Woman’s Liberation (in Asimov's) (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
14 Ether OR 1995 Description / Buy
15 Mountain Ways (in Asimov's) (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
16 The Wild Girls (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
17 Dangerous People (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Ursula K. Le Guin Short Story Collections

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1 The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Volume 1 1975 Description / Buy
2 Wild Angels (Short Story) 1975 Description / Buy
3 The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Volume 2 (Short Story) 1978 Description / Buy
4 Hard Words and Other Poems 1981 Description / Buy
5 The Compass Rose 1982 Description / Buy
6 In the Red Zone 1983 Description / Buy
7 Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences 1987 Description / Buy
8 Wild Oats and Fireweed (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
9 Blue Moon Over Thurman Street (Short Story) ( With:) 1994 Description / Buy
10 A Fisherman of the Inland Sea 1994 Description / Buy
11 Going Out with Peacocks and Other Poems (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
12 Unlocking the Air and Other Stories 1996 Description / Buy
13 Sixty Odd (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
14 The Birthday of the World and Other Stories 2002 Description / Buy
15 Science Fiction Stories 2002 Description / Buy
16 Incredible Good Fortune (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
17 Walking in Cornwall (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
18 Finding My Elegy 2012 Description / Buy
19 Late in the Day: Poems, 2010-2014 (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
20 The Found and the Lost 2016 Description / Buy
21 Five Ways to Forgiveness 2017 Description / Buy
22 So Far, So Good (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Ursula K. Le Guin Picture Books

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1 A Visit from Dr. Katz (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Fire and Stone 1989 Description / Buy
3 Fish Soup 1992 Description / Buy
4 A Ride on the Red Mare's Back 1992 Description / Buy
5 Tom Mouse 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Ursula K. Le Guin Non-Fiction Books

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1 From Elfland to Poughkeepsie (Short Story) 1973 Description / Buy
2 Dreams Must Explain Themselves 1975 Description / Buy
3 The Language of the Night 1979 Description / Buy
4 Way of the Water's Going 1989 Description / Buy
5 Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching (Short Story) 2009 Description / Buy
6 Cheek by Jowl 2009 Description / Buy
7 Words Are My Matter 2016 Description / Buy
8 No Time to Spare 2017 Description / Buy
9 Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing ( With:) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of About Writing Non-Fiction Series

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1 Dancing at the Edge of the World 1989 Description / Buy
2 Steering the Craft 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Wave in the Mind 2004 Description / Buy
4 Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin ( By: ) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Series

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1 Isaac Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction ( By: Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian W. Aldiss, John Varley, Jack L. Chalker, Jack C. Haldeman II, , , Barry N. Malzberg, Jack Williamson, , Nancy Kress, , Randall Garrett, , , George Scithers) 1978 Description / Buy
2 Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction ( By: Isaac Asimov, Barry B. Longyear, John M. Ford, , , F. Paul Wilson, Jo Clayton, Nancy Kress, , J.M. Dillard, Randall Garrett, , George Scithers) 1979 Description / Buy
3 Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction ( By: Isaac Asimov, Tanith Lee, , Gene Wolfe, Barry B. Longyear, John M. Ford, , Alan Dean Foster, , Randall Garrett, , , George Scithers) 1980 Description / Buy
4 Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far ( By: Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, , Barry B. Longyear, John M. Ford, Jack Williamson, , John Brunner, , , , , , , , , , George Scithers) 1981 Description / Buy
5 Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own ( With: Connie Willis, Pat Cadigan, Joan D. Vinge, Tanith Lee, Pamela Sargent, , Mary Gentle) 1983 Description / Buy
6 Isaac Asimov's Aliens & Outworlders ( By: Isaac Asimov, Jon L. Breen, Larry Niven, Lisa Tuttle, Garry Douglas Kilworth, Jack C. Haldeman II, Barry N. Malzberg, William F. Wu, Steve Perry, Bob Shaw, Kate Wilhelm, , , , Madeleine E. Robins) 1983 Description / Buy
7 Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! ( By:) 1985 Description / Buy
8 Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! ( By: Connie Willis, George R.R. Martin, Ron Goulart, John Kessel, George Alec Effinger, Robert Thurston, Tanith Lee, Lucius Shepard, , Lillian Stewart Carl) 1989 Description / Buy
9 Isaac Asimov's Aliens ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1991 Description / Buy
10 Isaac Asimov's Robots ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1991 Description / Buy
11 Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1993 Description / Buy
12 Isaac Asimov's War ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1993 Description / Buy
13 Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1994 Description / Buy
14 Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1995 Description / Buy
15 Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1995 Description / Buy
16 Isaac Asimov's Christmas ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1997 Description / Buy
17 Isaac Asimov's Camelot ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1998 Description / Buy
18 Isaac Asimov's Detectives ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1998 Description / Buy
19 Isaac Asimov's Valentines ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1999 Description / Buy
20 Isaac Asimov's Werewolves ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1999 Description / Buy
21 Isaac Asimov's Solar System ( By: Gardner R. Dozois) 1999 Description / Buy
22 Isaac Asimov's Utopias ( By: Isaac Asimov) 2000 Description / Buy
23 Isaac Asimov's Father Day ( By: Isaac Asimov) 2001 Description / Buy
24 Isaac Asimov's Halloween ( By: Isaac Asimov) 2001 Description / Buy

Order of Nebula Awards Series

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1 Nebula Awards 1 ( By: Damon Knight) 1966 Description / Buy
2 Nebula Awards 2 ( By: Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison) 1966 Description / Buy
3 Nebula Awards 3 ( By: Roger Zelazny) 1968 Description / Buy
4 Nebula Awards 4 ( By: Karen Anderson) 1968 Description / Buy
5 Nebula Awards 5 ( By: Alexei Panshin) 1969 Description / Buy
6 Nebula Awards 6 ( By: Thomas D. Clareson) 1971 Description / Buy
7 Nebula Awards 7 ( By: Theodore Sturgeon, Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 1972 Description / Buy
8 Nebula Awards 8 ( By: Isaac Asimov) 1973 Description / Buy
9 Nebula Awards 9 ( By: Kate Wilhelm) 1974 Description / Buy
10 Nebula Awards 10 ( By: James Gunn) 1975 Description / Buy
11 Nebula Awards 11 ( With: Craig Kee Strete) 1976 Description / Buy
12 Nebula Awards 14 ( By: Robin Malkin) 1980 Description / Buy
13 Nebula Awards 15 ( By: Frank Herbert) 1981 Description / Buy
14 Nebula Awards 16 ( By: Kim Stanley Robinson) 1982 Description / Buy
15 Nebula Awards 17 ( By: Joe Haldeman) 1983 Description / Buy
16 Nebula Awards 19 ( By: Marta Randall) 1984 Description / Buy
17 Nebula Awards 20 ( By: George Zebrowski) 1985 Description / Buy
18 Nebula Awards 21 ( By: George Zebrowski) 1985 Description / Buy
19 Nebula Awards 22 ( By: George Zebrowski) 1988 Description / Buy
20 Nebula Awards 23 ( By: Michael Bishop) 1989 Description / Buy
21 Nebula Awards 24 ( By: Michael Bishop) 1990 Description / Buy
22 Nebula Awards 25 ( By: Michael Bishop) 1991 Description / Buy
23 Nebula Awards 26 ( By: James K. Morrow) 1992 Description / Buy
24 Nebula Awards 27 ( By: James K. Morrow) 1993 Description / Buy
25 Nebula Awards 28 ( By: James K. Morrow) 1994 Description / Buy
26 Nebula Awards 29 ( By: Pamela Sargent) 1995 Description / Buy
27 Nebula Awards 30 ( By: Pamela Sargent) 1996 Description / Buy
28 Nebula Awards 31 ( By: Pamela Sargent) 1997 Description / Buy
29 Nebula Awards 33 ( By: Connie Willis, Jane Yolen, Jerry Oltion, Nancy Kress) 1999 Description / Buy
30 Nebula Awards 34 (2000) ( By: Gregory Benford) 2000 Description / Buy
31 Nebula Awards 36 (2002) ( By: Kim Stanley Robinson) 2002 Description / Buy
32 Nebula Awards 37 (2003) ( By: Nancy Kress) 2003 Description / Buy
33 Nebula Awards 38 (2004) ( By: Vonda N. McIntyre) 2004 Description / Buy
34 Nebula Awards 39 (2005) ( By: Ruth Berman) 2005 Description / Buy
35 Nebula Awards 40 (2006) ( By: Christopher Rowe) 2006 Description / Buy
36 Nebula Awards 42 (2008) ( By: Ben Bova, Ruth Berman) 2008 Description / Buy
37 Nebula Awards 43 (2009) ( By: Ellen Datlow) 2009 Description / Buy
38 Nebula Awards 44 (2010) ( By: Bill Fawcett) 2010 Description / Buy
39 Nebula Awards 45 (2011) ( By: Kevin J. Anderson) 2011 Description / Buy
40 Nebula Awards 46 (2012) ( By: John Kessel) 2012 Description / Buy
41 Nebula Awards 47 (2013) ( By: Catherine Asaro) 2013 Description / Buy
42 Nebula Awards 50 (2016) ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2016 Description / Buy
43 Nebula Awards 51 (2017) ( By: Julie E. Czerneda) 2017 Description / Buy
44 Nebula Awards 52 (2018) ( By: Jane Yolen) 2018 Description / Buy
45 Nebula Awards 53 (2019) ( By: Kim Stanley Robinson) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The O. Henry Prize Anthology Series

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1 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 ( By: , , Jennifer Egan, David Guterson) 2003 Description / Buy
2 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005 ( By: , Richard Russo, Ann Patchett) 2005 Description / Buy
3 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 ( By: Colm Tóibín, , Kevin Brockmeier) 2006 Description / Buy
4 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 ( With: , , Lily Tuck) 2007 Description / Buy
5 O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 ( By: , , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) 2008 Description / Buy
6 The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 ( By:) 2009 Description / Buy
7 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 ( By:) 2010 Description / Buy
8 The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 ( By: , , , Brian Evenson, , , , , , , , , , Lily Tuck) 2011 Description / Buy
9 The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 ( By: Alice Munro, Wendell Berry, Kevin Wilson, , Anthony Doerr, John Berger, , , Lauren Groff) 2012 Description / Buy
10 The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories: 2012 ( By:) 2012 Description / Buy
11 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 ( By: Kelly Link, Alice Munro, , Ann Beattie, , , , , Lily Tuck) 2013 Description / Buy
12 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 ( By:) 2013 Description / Buy
13 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015 ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy
14 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 ( By: Wendell Berry, Ottessa Moshfegh, , , Diane Cook, , , , Lydia Fitzpatrick, , , , , , , Shruti Swamy) 2016 Description / Buy
15 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 ( By:) 2017 Description / Buy
16 The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 ( By:) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of The WisCon Chronicles Series

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1 The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 1 2007 Description / Buy
2 The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2: Provocative essays on feminism, race, revolution, and the future 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Wiscon Chronicles, Vol.3: Carnival of Feminist SF 2009 Description / Buy
4 The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 4 2010 Description / Buy
5 The Wiscon Chronicles Volume 5 2011 Description / Buy
6 The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 6: Futures of Feminism and Fandom 2012 Description / Buy
7 The Wiscon Chronicles Vol 7: Shattering Ableist Narratives 2013 Description / Buy
8 The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 8: Re-Generating WisCon 2014 Description / Buy
9 The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.9 2015 Description / Buy
10 Trials by Whiteness 2017 Description / Buy

Order of The Year's Best Science Fiction Anthology Series

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1 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection 1986 Description / Buy
2 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection 1988 Description / Buy
3 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection 1991 Description / Buy
4 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection 1992 Description / Buy
5 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection 1993 Description / Buy
6 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection 1995 Description / Buy
7 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection 1997 Description / Buy
8 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection 1999 Description / Buy
9 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection 2000 Description / Buy
10 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection 2001 Description / Buy
11 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection 2002 Description / Buy
12 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection 2005 Description / Buy
13 The Best of the Best 2005 Description / Buy
14 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection 2006 Description / Buy
15 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection 2007 Description / Buy
16 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection 2008 Description / Buy
17 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection 2008 Description / Buy
18 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection 2010 Description / Buy
19 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection 2013 Description / Buy
20 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection 2014 Description / Buy
21 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection 2015 Description / Buy

Ursula K. Le Guin Anthologies

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1 Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader 1973 Description / Buy
2 Wondermakers 2 1974 Description / Buy
3 Beyond Tomorrow 1976 Description / Buy
4 The Altered I 1978 Description / Buy
5 Edges 1980 Description / Buy
6 Interfaces 1980 Description / Buy
7 The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 1983 Description / Buy
8 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection 1985 Description / Buy
9 The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction 1985 Description / Buy
10 Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr 1987 Description / Buy
11 The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection 1988 Description / Buy
12 The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection 1988 Description / Buy
13 Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1 1988 Description / Buy
14 The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats 1988 Description / Buy
15 The Norton Book of Science Fiction 1993 Description / Buy
16 Crank! Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1994 1994 Description / Buy
17 Asimov's Science Fiction, November 1994 1994 Description / Buy
18 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1994 1994 Description / Buy
19 Asimov's Science Fiction, April 1995 1995 Description / Buy
20 Asimov's Science Fiction, July 1995 1995 Description / Buy
21 The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women 1995 Description / Buy
22 Year's Best SF 1996 Description / Buy
23 The Year's Best Science Fiction, Thirteenth Annual Collection 1996 Description / Buy
24 Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1996 1996 Description / Buy
25 Modern Classics of Fantasy 1997 Description / Buy
26 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 1998 Description / Buy
27 Far Horizons 1999 Description / Buy
28 The Year's Best Science Fiction : Sixteenth Annual Collection 1999 Description / Buy
29 The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology 1999 Description / Buy
30 The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature 2002 Description / Buy
31 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection 2002 Description / Buy
32 New Magics 2004 Description / Buy
33 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection 2004 Description / Buy
34 In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords and Sorcery from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2004 Description / Buy
35 The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy 2006 Description / Buy
36 The Space Opera Renaissance 2006 Description / Buy
37 The Best of the Best, Vol 2 2007 Description / Buy
38 The Secret History of Science Fiction 2009 Description / Buy
39 The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010 Description / Buy
40 Dragon Lords and Warrior Women 2010 Description / Buy
41 The Moment of Change 2012 Description / Buy
42 Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology 2013 Description / Buy
43 The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women 2014 Description / Buy
44 The World Split Open 2014 Description / Buy
45 Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology 2015 Description / Buy
46 Women of Futures Past 2016 Description / Buy
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Born in 1929 in Berkley, California, her father (Alfred Louis Kroeber) was an anthropologist. Theodora Kroeber, her mother, was an author. Theodora started writing in her 60s, producing works like ‘Ishi in Two Worlds.’

Ursula and her siblings were avid readers. The author took an interest in science fiction and fantasy at a young age, reading Norse Mythology, Native American legends, and publications like ‘Astounding Science.’

A passion for writing followed soon after, with Ursula submitting her first short story (to Astounding Science Fiction) before she was a teenager. Admittedly, the achievement did not bolster her confidence because the short story was rejected.

Ursula moved on, joining Berkley High School, attending Radcliffe College (Harvard University), and earning a Master of Arts from Columbia University. In the early 50s, a Fullbright Grant allowed her to travel to France to further her studies.

The author’s birth name was Ursula Kroeber. On her way to France (1953), she met Charles Le Guin. She married the historian that same year, taking his surname.

The development upended her studies. At the time, her husband was pursuing his doctorate. Later on, they had a daughter (1957). Another daughter followed (1959), and then a son (1964).

Even though she wanted desperately to write, her children kept the author busy. But she persevered, publishing her first short story in 1961. Publishers had rejected the five novels she had written in the last ten years, so the publication of her short story (An die Musik) was significant.

She wrote and published several stories until ‘Rocannon’s World’ came out in 1966, her first novel. Many people believe that ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ is her best novel.

It came out in 1968, and even though she aimed the story at teenagers, it also appealed to adults. Ursula had no interest in writing for young adults. She wrote the book because an editor assured her that teenagers were a lucrative market.

Her next novel, ‘The Left Hand of Darkness,’ shocked the publishing industry because it tackled controversial themes such as sexuality and gender. The book generated a lot of buzz among critics and audiences. Eventually, it received awards recognition.

Today, the book sits alongside ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ as one of Ursula’s most important works. Though, it is worth noting that she wrote sequels for ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ that critics and audiences loved.
The books are rarely mentioned because ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ tends to eclipse them. But diehard Ursula K. Le Guin fans love the entire series.

Her literary heroes include Victor Hugo, J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy, to mention but a few.

Ursula K. Le Guin Awards

Ursula has won several Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.

Ursula K. Le Guin Books into Movies

‘The Lathe of Heaven’ became a film. Studio Ghibli used two Earthsea books (3 and 4) to create ‘Tales from Earthsea,’ an epic fantasy anime film. The Sci-Fi Channel turned the Earthsea books into a miniseries (Legend of Earthsea).

Best Ursula K. Le Guin Books

The author was 88 when she died. Her health was poor for months before she passed away in 2018. Ursula’s best books include:

A Wizard of Earthsea: A Wizard of Earthsea is the first novel in the Earthsea Cycle series. The central character, Ged, is the greatest sorcery the world has ever seen. However, in his youth, Ged used the name Sparrowhawk, and he was a far cry from the influential figure so many people respect.

Sparrowhawk was brash and arrogant, and he wanted power. But his carelessness unleashed a dark entity. And now, Sparrowhawk must restore the balance.

The Left Hand of Darkness: The Left Hand of Darkness is part of the Hainish Cycle of books. The novel follows a human emissary that travels to an alien world in the hopes of convincing the civilization to join an intergalactic empire. But the inhabitants of the strange world are unlike any the emissary has ever met because they can discard their gender for a new one. The emissary is forced to confront and reexamine his views.

When Does The Next Ursula K. Le Guin book come out?

Ursula K. Le Guin doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Dangerous People and was released on March, 5th 2019. It is the newest book in the Ursula K. Le Guin Short Stories/Novellas.

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