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Ursula K Le Guin


(Ursula Kroeber Le Guin)
USA (1929 - )

Ursula K. Le Guin has won many Nebula and Hugo Awards, as well as a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbery Honor and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
 
Novels
The Lathe of HeavenVery Far Away from Anywhere ElseThe Eye of the HeronMalafrena
The Beginning PlaceAlways Coming HomeSearoad: Chronicles of KlatsandA Ride on the Red Mare's Back
Lavinia
 
Collections
Orsinian TalesWild AngelsThe Wind's Twelve QuartersWalking in Cornwall
Hard Words: And Other PoemsThe Compass RoseWild Oats and Fireweed: New PoemsBuffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences
The Visionary, Wonders HiddenThe Earthsea QuartetBlue Moon over Thurman StreetGoing Out With Peacocks: And Other Poems
A Fisherman of the Inland SeaUnlocking the Air: And Other StoriesSixty Odd: New PoemsThe Birthday of the World: And Other Stories
Incredible Good Fortune: New PoemsDragon Lords and Warrior WomenFinding My ElegyWalking In Cornwal
Changing Planes
 
Chapbooks
The Water Is WideLeese WebsterGwilan's HarpSolomon Leviathan's 931st Trip Around the World
The Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine of Telina-NaNine LivesThe Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasBuffalo Gals: Won't You Come Out Tonight
The Shobies' Story
 
Picture Books
A Visit from Dr. KatzFire and StoneFish SoupTom Mouse
 
Novellas
The Wild Girls
 
Series contributed to
Nebula Award Stories 11
 
Anthologies edited
The Altered I: An Encounter with Science FictionEdges: Thirteen New Tales From The Borderlands Of The ImaginationInterfacesThe Norton Book of Science Fiction
 
Non fiction
From Elfland to PoughkeepsieDreams Must Explain ThemselvesThe Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science FictionSteering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, PlacesThe Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California Coastal RangeThe Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the ImaginationLao Tzu: Tao Te Ching
Cheek by JowlThe World Split Open
 
Anthologies containing stories by Ursula K Le Guin
Best SF: 1969 (1969)
     aka The Year's Best Science Fiction 3
Nebula Award Stories 5 (1970)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year (1972)
Again Dangerous Visions Book 1 (1973)
The Golden Road (1974)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 3 (1974)
Fellowship of the Stars (1974)
Modern Science Fiction (1974)
The Best from Galaxy, Volume III (1975)
Universe 5 (1975)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)
Nebula Award Stories 10 (1975)
The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 1 (1976)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5 (1976)
The Hugo Winners 1971-1975 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 2: 1973 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 3: 1974-1975 (1977)
The Blind Geometer / The New Atlantis (1979)
New Dimensions 9 (1979)
The Best of New Dimensions (1979)
Unicorns! (1982)
Black Water (1983)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)
Top Fantasy (1984)
The Best from Universe (1984)
Top Science Fiction (1985)
Afterlives (1986)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1987)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection (1988)
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990)
The Night Fantastic (1991)
Full Spectrum 3 (1991)
Amazing Stories: The Anthology (1991)
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992)
Nebula Awards 26 (1992)
Xanadu (1993)
Omni Best Science Fiction Three (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology (1994)
Xanadu 2 (1994)
Horses! (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1994)
New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow (1994)
Blue Motel: Narrow Houses Vol 3 (1994)
The Good Old Stuff (1995)
Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You (1995)
Tales in Space (1995)
Women of Wonder (1995)
New Legends (1995)
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection (1995)
Killing Me Softly (1995)
Virtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the Future (1996)
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996)
Nebula Awards 30 (1996)
Year's Best SF (1996)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1996)
Visions of Wonder (1996)
American Gothic Tales (1996)
Wild Women (1997)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
Timegates (1997)
Nebula Awards 31 (1997)
Dragons: The Greatest Stories (1997)
Dying for It (1997)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection (1997)
The Best of Crank! (1998)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Mistresses of the Dark: 25 Macabre Tales by Master Storytellers (1998)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998)
More Amazing Stories (1998)
The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal (1998)
Legends (1998)
Far Horizons (1999)
Legends 3 (2000)
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000)
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (2000)
Best SF: 1969Nebula Award Stories 5The Best Science Fiction of the YearAgain Dangerous Visions Book 1
The Golden RoadThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 3Fellowship of the StarsModern Science Fiction
The Best from Galaxy, Volume IIIUniverse 5The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4Nebula Award Stories 10
The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 1The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5New Dimensions 9The Best of New Dimensions
Unicorns!Black WaterThe Best Science Fiction of the Year 12Top Fantasy
AfterlivesGreat Science Fiction of the 20th CenturyThe Year's Best Fantasy First Annual CollectionA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989
The Night FantasticFull Spectrum 3Amazing Stories: The AnthologyThe Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories
Nebula Awards 26XanaduOmni Best Science Fiction ThreeThe Norton Book of Science Fiction
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary AnthologyXanadu 2Horses!The Ascent of Wonder
Future Primitive: The New EcotopiasThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual CollectionNew Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and TomorrowBlue Motel: Narrow Houses Vol 3
The Good Old StuffTales in SpaceWomen of WonderNew Legends
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by WomenThe Year's Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual CollectionKilling Me SoftlyVirtually Now: Stories of Science, Technology, and the Future
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of FantasyNebula Awards 30Year's Best SFThe Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual CollectionVisions of WonderAmerican Gothic TalesWild Women
Modern Classics of FantasyTimegatesNebula Awards 31Dragons: The Greatest Stories
Dying for ItThe Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual CollectionThe Best of Crank!The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats
The Playboy Book of Science FictionA Magic-Lover's Treasury of the FantasticMore Amazing StoriesThe Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal
LegendsFar HorizonsLegends 3Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Thirteenth Annual CollectionIsaac Asimov's Utopias
 
Short stories
An die Musik (1961)
April in Paris (1962)
Darkness Box (1963)
The Masters (1963)
The Rule of Names (1964)
Semley's Necklace (1964)
The Word of Unbinding (1964)
Nine Lives [short story] (1969)Nebula (nominee)
Winter's King (1969)Hugo (nominee)
The Good Trip (1970)
Things (1970)
A Trip to the Head (1970)
Vaster than Empires and More Slow (1971)Hugo (nominee)
The Word for World is Forest [short story] (1972)Nebula (nominee)
Hugo
The Field of Vision (1973)
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas [short story] (1973)Hugo
The Stars Below (1973)
The Author of the Acacia Seeds (1974)
The Day Before the Revolution (1974)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula
Direction of the Road (1974)
The Eye Altering (1974)
Intracom (1974)
Schrodinger's Cat (1974)
"The Author of the Acacia Seeds" and Other Extracts from the Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics (1974)
Mazes (1975)
The New Atlantis (1975)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Barrow (1976)
Brothers and Sisters (1976)
Conversations at Night (1976)
The Diary of the Rose (1976)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Fountains (1976)
The House (1976)
Ile Forest (1976)
Imaginary Countries (1976)
The Lady of Moge (1976)
The Road East (1976)
The Water is Wide [short story] (1976)
A Week in the Country (1976)
Gwilan's Harp [short story] (1977)
The First Report of the Shipwrecked Foreigner to the Kadanh of Derb (1978)
SQ (1978)
Malheur County (1979)
The Pathways of Desire (1979)Nebula (nominee)
Some Approaches to the Problem of the Shortage of Time (1979)
Two Delays on the Northern Line (1979)
The White Donkey (1980)
Small Change (1981)
The Phoenix (1982)
The Professor's Houses (1982)
The Spoons in the Basement (1982)
Sur (1982)Hugo (nominee)
The Wife's Story (1982)
Horse Camp (1986)
Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight (1987)Nebula (nominee)
Hugo
World Fantasy
Daddy's Big Girl (1987)
Half Past Four (1987)
A Child Bride (1988)
Limberlost (1989)
The Creatures on My Mind (1990)
The Shobies Story (1990)Nebula (nominee)
The Shobies' Story [short story] (1990)
Unlocking the Air [short story] (1990)
Newton's Sleep (1991)
Climbing to the Moon (1992)
Findings (1992)
Standing Ground (1992)
Along the River (1993)
Dancing to Ganam (1993)
The Poacher (1993)
Werewomen (1993)
Another Story (1994)
Betrayals (1994)
Forgiveness Day (1994)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
In the Drought (1994)
The Matter of Seggri (1994)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Solitude (1994)Nebula
Unchosen Love (1994)
Coming of Age in Karhide by Sov Thade Tage em Ereb, of Rer, in Karhide, on Gethen (1995)
Ether, OR (1995)World Fantasy (nominee)
A Man of the People (1995)Hugo (nominee)
Olders (1995)
Sunday in Summer in Seatown (1995)
The Wise Woman (1995)
A Woman's Liberation (1995)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Mountain Ways (1996)Hugo (nominee)
Ruby on the 67 (1996)
Dragonfly (1998)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Island of the Immortals (1998)
Darkrose And Diamond (1999)
Redescending (1999)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel winner (1970) : The Left Hand of Darkness
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1970) : Winter's King
Nebula Best Novel winner (1970) : The Left Hand of Darkness
Nebula nominee (1970) : Nine Lives [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Lathe of Heaven
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1972) : Vaster than Empires and More Slow
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1972) : The Tombs of Atuan
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Lathe of Heaven
Hugo winner (1973) : The Word for World is Forest [short story]
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1973) : The Farthest Shore
Nebula nominee (1973) : The Word for World is Forest [short story]
Hugo Best Short story winner (1974) : The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas [short story]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1975) : The Day Before the Revolution
Hugo Best Novel winner (1975) : The Dispossessed
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1975) : The Dispossessed
Nebula Best Short story winner (1975) : The Day Before the Revolution
Nebula Best Novel winner (1975) : The Dispossessed
Hugo nominee (1976) : The New Atlantis
Nebula nominee (1976) : The New Atlantis
Hugo nominee (1977) : The Diary of the Rose
Nebula nominee (1977) : The Diary of the Rose
Nebula nominee (1980) : The Pathways of Desire
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1981) : The Beginning Place
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1983) : Sur
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1986) : Always Coming Home
Hugo winner (1988) : Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
Nebula nominee (1988) : Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
World Fantasy winner (1988) : Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (1991) : Tehanu
Nebula nominee (1991) : The Shobies Story
Nebula Best Novel winner (1991) : Tehanu
Hugo nominee (1995) : Forgiveness Day
Hugo nominee (1995) : The Matter of Seggri
Nebula nominee (1995) : Forgiveness Day
Nebula nominee (1995) : The Matter of Seggri
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1995)
Hugo nominee (1996) : A Man of the People
Hugo nominee (1996) : A Woman's Liberation
Nebula winner (1996) : Solitude
World Fantasy nominee (1996) : Ether, OR
Hugo nominee (1997) : Mountain Ways
Nebula nominee (1997) : A Woman's Liberation
World Fantasy nominee (1999) : Dragonfly
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature nominee (2002) : The Other Wind
Nebula Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Other Wind
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2002) : The Other Wind
Nebula Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Other Wind


Books about Ursula K Le Guin
Understanding Ursula K. Le GuinDancing With Dragons: Ursula K. Le Guin and the CriticsUrsula K. Le GuinCommunities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin80!: Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin
 
Ursula K Le Guin recommends
The First Men in the Moon
The First Men in the Moon (1901)
H G Wells
"Why do people read science fiction? In hopes of receiving such writing as this - a ravishingly accurate vision of things unseen; an utterly unexpected yet necessary beauty."
The Man Who Japed
The Man Who Japed (1956)
Philip K Dick
"Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation ... We have our homegrown Borges."
Camp Concentration
Camp Concentration (1968)
Thomas M Disch
"A brilliant piece of science fiction..-It is a work of art and if you read it, you will be changed."
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
(Bladerunner, book 1)
Philip K Dick
"An elusive and incomparable artist."
A Maze of Death
A Maze of Death (1970)
Philip K Dick
"The fact that what Dick is writing about is reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation - this has escaped most critics. Nobody notices that we have our own homegrown Borges, and...had him for twenty years."
Hard To Be a God
Hard To Be a God (1973)
(Noon Universe)
Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky
"This is a thoroughly good book...robust, imaginative, satisfying..."
Little, Big
Little, Big (1981)
John Crowley
". . . a book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy. . ."
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982)
(Valis, book 3)
Philip K Dick
"The stakes in this book are hope and sanity. Dick wins. It is time and past time that reviewers and critics take notice of this elusive and incomparable artist."
Terrarium
Terrarium (1985)
Scott Russell Sanders
"A keen eye, a sensuous and exact imagination, and a bouyant spirit."
In the Light of Sigma Draconis
In the Light of Sigma Draconis (1992)
(Woman of the Iron People, book 1)
Eleanor Arnason
"Fascinating... Very wise and funny... Full of complicated and irresistible people, some of them human."
Ammonite
Ammonite (1992)
Nicola Griffith
"A knock-out first novel, with strong, likeable characters, a compelling story, and a very interesting take on gender."
Travellers In Magic
Travellers In Magic (1994)
Lisa Goldstein
"Told in a quiet, easy tone, these stories carry a powerful emotional charge. They leave one with a sense of strangeness and completion of real travel of real magic."
The Dragon Path: Collected Tales of Kenneth Morris
The Dragon Path: Collected Tales of Kenneth Morris (1995)
Kenneth Morris
"An important, innovative fantasist, worthy to rank with MacDonald, Edison, and Tolkien."
Resurrection Man
Resurrection Man (1995)
Sean Stewart
"A mmody, quirky, fascinating fantasy. Sean Stewart definitely follows his own drummer."
Black Wine
Black Wine (1996)
Candas Jane Dorsey
"As brilliant as William Gibson,as complex as Gene Wolfe..."
The Dazzle of Day
The Dazzle of Day (1997)
Molly Gloss
"This miraculous fusion of meticulous 'hard' science fiction with amazing realism and keen pschology creates a vast, bleak, beautiful vision of the human future - a triumph of the imagination."
Flesh and Gold
Flesh and Gold (1998)
(Flesh and Gold, book 1)
Phyllis Gotlieb
"Sex, violence, intricate plotting, light-speed pacing, an amazing variety of aliens, touches of Philip K Dick's sardonic humor, and Cordwainer Smith's obstinate idealism make this novel dazzling."
When the Horses Came
When the Horses Came (1999)
(Horse Catchers, book 1)
Amanda Cockrell
"A novel of magic realism."
Dark the Night, Wild the Sea
Dark the Night, Wild the Sea (1999)
Robert McAfee Brown
"...If you believe in love beyond death, this book is for you."
Children of the Horse
Children of the Horse (2000)
(Horse Catchers, book 2)
Amanda Cockrell
"Satisfying ... Humane novels of character and manners."
Making A Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers
Making A Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers (2002)
Carolyn See
"If everyone who wants to be a writer would read this book there would be many more good writers, many more happy writers, and editors would be so overwhelmed by sweetness they would accept many more good books. So what are you waiting for? Read it!"
Polyphony 1
Polyphony 1 (2002)
(Polyphony, book 1)
Jay Lake and Deborah Layne
"...an anthology that goes way beyond 'experimental' into 'extraordinary'."
Roma Eterna
Roma Eterna (2003)
Robert Silverberg
"Probably the most intelligent science fiction writer in America."
Carlucci
Carlucci (2003)
(Lt. Frank Carlucci)
Richard Paul Russo
"Multiply everything sad sordid and hopelessly romantic about the City by a factor of ten, and you've got Richard Paul Russo's San Francisco of the mid-twenty-first century."
The Book of Flying
The Book of Flying (2004)
Keith Miller
"Original in concept and elegant in language."
The Secret Hour
The Secret Hour (2004)
(Midnighters, book 1)
Scott Westerfeld
"Fast paced and spooky - a good read for the dark hours."
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories
Innocents Aboard: New Fantasy Stories (2004)
Gene Wolfe
"Wolfe is our Melville."
Perfect Circle
Perfect Circle (2004)
Sean Stewart
"Sean Stewart definitely follows his own drummer."
Listening At the Gate
Listening At the Gate (2006)
(Seeker Chronicles, book 3)
Betsy James
"Tightly plotted, tautly written, bursting with passion and poetry. Listening At the Gate will transport you to a world both hauntingly familiar and utterly new - hope, and wild adventure."
The Margarets
The Margarets (2007)
Sheri S Tepper
"Tepper takes the mental risks that are the lifeblood of science fiction and all imaginative narrative."
Crazy Love
Crazy Love (2008)
Leslie What
"If unbearable guilt makes you wish to suffer vicariously, and professionally, for others; if you suddenly find yourself the father of thousands and thousands of children; if your ambition is to occupy the Chair of Hermit Studies at the University of Oregon, or to be a ghost in a hot-air balloon, or if you have considered wearing a gorilla mask while having an abortion - CRAZY LOVE is your operating manual. These seventeen achingly funny and hilariously sad stories will give you invaluable advice on how to love, how to be crazy, how to be human."
Mammoths of the Great Plains
Mammoths of the Great Plains (2010)
Eleanor Arnason
"A writer of powerful imagination and emotion..."
The Half-Made World
The Half-Made World (2010)
(Half-Made World, book 1)
Felix Gilman
"Vivid and accurate prose, a gripping imagainative story, a terrifically inventive setting, a hard-bitten, indestructable hero, and an intelligent, fully adult heroine - we haven't had a science fiction novel like this for some time."
Embassytown
Embassytown (2011)
China Miéville
"A fully achieved work of art."
This Shared Dream
This Shared Dream (2011)
Kathleen Ann Goonan
"A tough-minded, kind-hearted, fiercely intelligent novel."
The Days of the Deer
The Days of the Deer (2013)
(Saga of the Borderlands, book 1)
Liliana Bodoc
"When asked who I admire within my genre, I can only think of one name: Liliana Bodoc."
Questionable Practices
Questionable Practices (2014)
Eileen Gunn
"Without Eileen Gunn, life as we know it would be so dull we wouldn't recognize it."
Lagoon
Lagoon (2014)
Nnedi Okorafor
"Ther's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volume of ordinary fanatsy epic's."
Lagoon
Lagoon (2014)
Nnedi Okorafor
"There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than a whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics."



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