Ursula K. Le Guin


Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

She was first published in the 1960s. Her works explore Taoist, anarchist, ethnographic, feminist, 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. Her novel The Farthest Shore won the National Book Award for Children's Books in 1973.


From Huffduffer-Blue Tyson:

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas


Audio Excerpts from the Work of Ursula K. Le Guin (Read by the Author):

The above link will take you to her Web Site where she reads the following below:

·        “The Open Sea” (Chapter 10 from “A Wizard of Earthsea”

·        3 Poems from “Wild Angels”

·        “She Un-names Them”


From SFFAudio:

Ursula K. le Guin  Interview (by the Book Show)

From NPR Sci Fi Radio:

Mind Webs:


Author Ursula Le Guin gives Owen Bennett Jones a lesson in science fiction and talks about how her work has been influenced by anthropology and Taoism. She also tells the story of Ishi, a native American who escaped the massacre of his tribe.