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The LP was influenced by Ursula K. Le Guin's science fiction novel The Left Hand Of Darkness

“Feminism came along at just the right moment for me.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“All you have is what you are, and what you give.” Ursula K. Le Guin on suffering and getting to the other side of pain

"In the vast abyss before time, self is not, and soul commingles with mist, and rock, and light." @neilhimself , who commences a new orbit today, reads Ursula K. Le Guin's stunning poem about timelessness to his 100-year-old cousin

“You know you’ll never make it, but what’s the fun if you don’t shoot for the top?” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“Anger continued on past its usefulness becomes unjust, then dangerous… It fuels not positive activism but regression, obsession, vengeance, self-righteousness. Corrosive, it feeds off itself, destroying its host in the process.” - Ursula K. Le Guin

“I was glad to find the small native community of science-fiction and fantasy authors generally welcoming, though intensely argumentative and liable to furious divisions and explosions.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“The whole process of getting old—it could have been better arranged.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“The mystery of literature is that it does say it in words, often straightforward ones.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“Neither grief nor pride had so much truth in them as did joy, the joy that trembled in the cold wind between sky and sea, bright and brief as fire.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin#JoyPublicity 


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I just learned that Ursula K. Le Guin has died. Her words are always with us. Some of them are written on my soul. I miss her as a glorious funny prickly person, & I miss her as the deepest and smartest of the writers, too. Still honoured I got to do this:

Early last year, Le Guin'>Ursula Le Guin wrote to The Oregonian, on the subject of "alternative facts."

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RIP Le Guin'>Ursula Le Guin. Here she is in 1987, turning down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi anthology.

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Happy birthday Le Guin'>Ursula Le Guin, who once turned down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi anthology with this letter…

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The literary mainstream once relegated Ursula K. Le Guin's work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream:

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“I saw that women don’t have to write about what men write about, or write what men think they want to read. I saw that women have whole areas of experience men don’t have—and that they’re worth writing and reading about.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

Breaking News: Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular science fiction author known for “The Left Hand of Darkness,” has died. She was 88.

Got the news of Ursula K. Le Guin's passing and immediately called Harlan Ellison. I said, "I was worried 'cuz we're losing all the great ones." He laughed and said, "I'm fine. I'm one of the lesser ones."

“But when people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.” Rest in peace, Ursula K. Le Guin.