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RIP Ursula K. LeGuin

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  • Started 1 year ago by SHamm
  • Latest reply from geoffhart1962

  1. SHamm

    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 1 year ago #
  2. Marian

    Here's a lovely write up with some quotes from others

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Steve R.

    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 1 year ago #
  4. CarlGlover

    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 1 year ago #
  5. ThatJoshJerez

    My heart weeps </3

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. digdug

    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 1 year ago #
  7. Gordon Van Gelder

  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:

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. geoffhart1962

    "Brain Pickings" (I know, not the most appetizing name) has some nice things to say about LeGuin:

    Posted 1 year ago #

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