Thursday, March 12, 1970

Author - Le Guin, Ursula K.

Birth: October 21, 1929.

Death: Still alive and winning awards.

Comments: Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the best science fiction authors to ever put pen to paper. She holds a B.A. from Radcliffe and an M.A. from Columbia, but she submitted her first science fiction story for publication well before that, at the age of eleven.

Le Guin's career has been a case study in highlights. She has won the Hugo Award five times, and the Nebula Award six times, and the Locus Award a record nineteen times. She was the first author to win both the Hugo and Nebula Award for two separate novels - in her case The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. She has been honored as a Gandalf Grand Master, an SFWA Grand Master Award, and a World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. Her novel The Lathe of Heaven has been made into a television movie twice, and her Earthsea trilogy has been made into an awful miniseries by the SciFi channel, and a beautiful but flawed animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki.

Le Guin's science fiction and fantasy focus heavily on the social sciences, and frequently feature protagonists who are female or minorities (or both). She has a website named, naturally enough, Ursula K. Le Guin's Website.

My reviews of Ursula K. Le Guin's books:

Other books by Ursula K. Le Guin that I have read but not reviewed:
The Dispossessed
The Farthest Shore
The Lathe of Heaven
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Tombs of Atuan
A Wizard of Earthsea

Short fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin appearing in works that I have reviewed:
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas found in The Hugo Winners, Volume 3, Book 2
The Word for World Is Forest found in The Hugo Winners, Volume 3, Book 2

Poems by Ursula K. Le Guin appearing in works that I have reviewed:
Mendenhall Glacier found in Realms of Fantasy (June 2011)

Authors - L     Authors A-Z     Home

No comments:

Post a Comment