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RIP Ursula K. LeGuin

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  • Started 8 months ago by SHamm
  • Latest reply from geoffhart1962

  1. SHamm
    Member

    Dead at 88.

    The three frequent contributors I really wish F&SF had published special issues for were LeGuin, James Tiptree, Jr., and Thomas M. Disch.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  2. Marian
    Member

    Here's a lovely write up with some quotes from others https://www.cnet.com/news/ursula-leguin-the-ones-who-walk-away-from-omelas/

    Posted 8 months ago #
  3. Steve R.
    Member

    Sad news. If the New York Times won't let you read (paywall), there is the Guardian: Ursula K Le Guin, sci-fi and fantasy author, dies aged 88

    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. CarlGlover
    Member

    Although I was never able to make a connection with LeGuin's work, probably due to differing sociopolitical views, I do recognize that her contributions to the field were more positive than negative, mostly due to her use of sophisticated literary techniques and exploration of unusual themes.

    Her lasting influence is readily apparent in much of today's work by other authors, the surest sign of a valuable literary legacy.

    I might not have really understood what she was trying to say, but that does not mean she was wrong in saying it.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  5. ThatJoshJerez
    Member

    My heart weeps </3

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. digdug
    Member

    I remember thinking "The Disposessed" and "The Left Hand of Darkness" were very good when I read them way back when.

    I also quite enjoyed

    Solitude F and SF December 1994

    The Birthday Of The World F and SF June 2000

    She will be missed.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. Gordon Van Gelder
    Editor/Publisher

  8. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    I also really appreciated Karen Joy Fowler's tribute, "Ten Thing I Learned From Ursula K. Le Guin" at The Paris Review blog: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/01/25/ten-things-i-learned-from-ursula-k-le-guin/

    Posted 7 months ago #
  9. geoffhart1962
    Member

    "Brain Pickings" (I know, not the most appetizing name) has some nice things to say about LeGuin: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/01/24/ursula-k-le-guin-spare-time/

    Posted 7 months ago #

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