Books by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin is a highly prolific and popular writer with 21 novels, 11 collections of short stories, a dozen children’s books, and other volumes of essays and poetry. She has won most of the country’s top literary prizes. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, and has three children and four grandchildren. She says about her life: “I love living almost as well as I love writing.” Ursula K. Le Guin is very involved with Portland’s writing community and is a progressive political activist.

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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia (Hainish Cycle Book 5)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born. The Dispossessed is a penetrating...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 1)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the...
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The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
As featured on Slate, for the first time in eBook edition comes a science fiction classic that is at once eerie and prescient, wildly entertaining and ferociously intelligent. Winner of the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and one of the most acclaimed writers in science fiction, Ursula Le Guin’s classic novel The...
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The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 3)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The National Book Award–winning third novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin. In this third book in the Earthsea series, darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: The world and its wizards are losing their magic. But Ged Sparrohawk—Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord—is determined to discover the source of this...
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The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 2)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Newbery Honor–winning second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin. In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her—home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the...
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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore Book 2)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething with demons. But to seventeen-year-old...
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Tales from Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 5)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The tales of this book, as Ursula K. Le Guin writes in her introduction, explore or extend the world established by her first four Earthsea novels. Yet each stands on its own. "The Finder," a novella set a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea, presents a dark and troubled Archipelago and shows how some of its customs and...
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The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 6)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. He dreams of the land of death, of his wife who died young and longs to return to him so much that she kissed him across the low stone wall that separates our world from the Dry Land-where the grass is withered, the stars never move, and lovers pass without knowing each other. The dead are pulling Alder...
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Tehanu: Book Four (The Earthsea Cycle Series 4)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Nebula and Locus Award–winning fourth novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin gets a beautiful new repackage. In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they...
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Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore Book 1)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Scattered among poor, desolate farms, the clans of the Uplands possess gifts. Wondrous gifts: the ability--with a glance, a gesture, a word--to summon animals, bring forth fire, move the land. Fearsome gifts: They can twist a limb, chain a mind, inflict a wasting illness. The Uplanders live in constant fear that one family might unleash...
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Lavinia
by Ursula K. Le Guin
In a richly imagined, beautiful novel, an acclaimed writer gives an epic heroine her voice. In The Aeneid, Vergil’s hero fights to claim the king’s daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the...
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Powers (Annals of the Western Shore Book 3)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: A young man tries to come to grips with his strange gifts as he sets out on a dangerous journey.   Brought up in comfort as a house slave for a great family, young Gavir can recall the page of a book after seeing it once. Sometimes he even “remembers” things that are going to happen in...
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Catwings
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The bestselling Catwings series! Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as...
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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
by Ursula K. Le Guin
No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Philosophy
The Word for World is Forest (Hainish Cycle Book 6)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The award-winning masterpiece by one of today's most honored writers, Ursula K. Le Guin! The Word for World is Forest When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered. Forced into servitude, the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal masters....
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The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest...
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The Telling (Hainish Cycle Book 8)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Left Hand of DarknessSutty, an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world-a world in the grips of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation. Embracing the sophisticated technology brought by other worlds and desiring to advance even faster into the future, the Akans recently outlawed the past...
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The Unreal and the Real, Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Volume 2: Outer Space, Inner Lands
by Ursula K. Le Guin
For fifty years, National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ursula K. Le Guin’s stories have shaped the way her readers see the world. Her work gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power. Le Guin’s writing is witty, wise, both sly and forthright; she is a master craftswomen. This...
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Changing Planes: Stories
by Ursula K. Le Guin
“A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels ,” from a narrator with “the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist.” — USA Today   Hailed by Neil Gaiman as “a master of the craft” and Margaret Atwood as “a quintessentially American writer,” Ursula K. Le Guin is at her...
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Cheek by Jowl
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Aqueduct Press is pleased to announce the release of Cheek by Jowl, a collection of talks and essays on how and why fantasy matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin. In these essays, Le Guin argues passionately that the homogenization of our world makes the work of fantasy essential for helping us break through what she calls ''the reality trap....
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The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories
by Ursula K. Le Guin
For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Owen is seventeen and smart. He knows what he wants to do with his life. But then he meets Natalie and he realizes he doesn't know anything much at all. A slender, realistic story of a young man's coming of age, Very Far Away from Anywhere Else is one of the most inspiring novels Ursula K. Le Guin has ever published.
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The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Science Fiction)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. A lone human ambassador is sent to Winter, an alien world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants can change their gender whenever they choose. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization....
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Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems
by Ursula K. Le Guin
"She never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is." — Margaret Atwood Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding My Elegy distills her life's work, offering a selection of the best from...
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The Beginning Place
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "the beginning place"--a gateway to Tembreabrezi, an idyllic, unchanging world of eternal twilight. Irena Pannis was thirteen when she first found the beginning place. Now, seven years later, she has grown to know and love the gentle inhabitants of Tembreabrezi, or...
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The Eye of the Heron
by Ursula K. Le Guin
In Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups--the farmers of Shantih and the City dwellers--live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the City, the City Bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to from a new...
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Die linke Hand der Dunkelheit: Roman (German Edition)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Die Bewohner des Planeten Gethen sind uns Menschen verblüffend ähnlich – mit einem Unterschied: Sie kennen keine zwei Geschlechter. In ihrer Kultur sind geschlechtsspezifische Machtkämpfe, wie wir sie kennen, nicht möglich. Doch es gibt andere Formen von Macht ... Der bis heute bedeutendste und weit über die Science Fiction hinaus...
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Verlorene Paradiese (German Edition)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Die ganze Welt in einer Seifenblase. Ein Generationenraumschiff ist auf seinem Weg ins Unbekannte. Die Hoffnung der Menschheit ruht auf den Schultern der Reisenden. Doch der Weg durchs Weltall steckt voller Gefahren und Überraschungen – innerhalb wie außerhalb der Schiffshülle. Ursula K. Le Guin zeigt sich in ihrem Spätwerk als...
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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
by Ursula K. Le Guin
A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address...
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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The inaugural volume of Library of America’s Ursula K. Le Guin edition gathers her complete Orsinian writings, enchanting, richly imagined historical fiction collected here for the first time. Written before Le Guin turned to science fiction, the novel  Malafrena is a tale of love and duty set in the central european country of...
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The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had...
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Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
by Ursula K. LeGuin
Small Beer Press is proud to present Kalpa Imperial, the history of an imaginary empire, by Angelica Gorodischer, a major South American fantasist and translated by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of North America’s most dazzling and fearless writers. Gorodischer and Le Guin, born in the same year, are a well-matched, sly and delightful team of...
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Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week
by Ursula K. Le Guin
"Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom — poets, visionaries — realists of a...
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The Wind's Twelve Quarters: A Story
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy...
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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A Story (A Wind's Twelve Quarters Story)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve...
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The Daughter of Odren (Kindle Single)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
For fourteen years, Weed, as she is called, the daughter of Lord Garnet, has brought offerings to the standing stone. Alone in a shallow valley, she implores the stone not to forget her. To remember who he is and the life he led. To wait until the day he will be avenged.   Now the day has finally arrived. After fourteen long years...
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Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of...
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds of Exile and Illusion . These novels, Rocannon's world, Planet of Exile , and City of Illusions , are set in the same universe as Le...
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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
by Ursula K. Le Guin
A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin—selected by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time. The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin’s best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Science Fiction
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