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 (Hainish Cycle)
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
“One of the greats….Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon.” – Stephen KingFrom the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them.A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been...
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A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 1)
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 world....
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Orsinian Tales: A Library of America eBook Classic
Orsinian Tales: A Library of America eBook Classic
by Ursula K. Le Guin
A collection of Le Guin's historical fiction writings set in an imaginary central European nation—complete with a newly researched chronology of her life and career In a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a body of work that testifies to her abiding faith in the power and art of words. She is perhaps best...
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The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula K. Le Guin
This science fiction classic by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author is "a rare and powerful synthesis of poetry and science, reason and emotion" (The New York Times). In a near-future world beset by war, climate change, and overpopulation, Portland resident George Orr discovers that his dreams have the power to alter reality. Upon...
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Malafrena: A Library of America eBook Classic
Malafrena: A Library of America eBook Classic
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Discover the richly imagined world of Orsinia in this early historical fiction novel by the author of the Earthsea series—now featuring a chronology of Le Guin’s life and career In a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a body of work that testifies to her abiding faith in the power and art of words. She...
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Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home (LOA #315): Author's Expanded Edition (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin...
Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home (LOA #315): Author's Expanded Edition (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin...
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin's richly-imagined vision of a post-apocalyptic California, in a newly expanded version prepared shortly before her death This fourth volume in the Library of America’s definitive Ursula K. Le Guin edition presents her most ambitious novel and finest achievement, a mid-career masterpiece that showcases her unique genius...
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Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing
Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing
by Ursula K. Le Guin, David Naimon
Ursula K. Le Guin discusses her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry?both her process and her philosophy?with all the wisdom, profundity, and rigor we expect from one of the great writers of the last century. When the  New York Times  referred to Ursula K. Le Guin as America’s greatest writer of science fiction, they just might have...
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Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
by Ursula K. Le Guin
“Ursula Le Guin at her best . . . This is an important collection of eloquent, elegant pieces by one of our most acclaimed contemporary writers.” —Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post Book World   “I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind,” writes Ursula K. Le Guin in her introduction to Dancing at the Edge...
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The Field of Vision: A Story (A Wind's Twelve Quarters Story)
The Field of Vision: 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 Field of Vision" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.
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The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 3)
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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Five Ways to Forgiveness: A Library of America eBook Classic
Five Ways to Forgiveness: A Library of America eBook Classic
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Here for the first time is the complete suite of five linked stories from Ursula K. Le Guin’s acclaimed Hainish series, which tells the history of the Ekumen, the galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain. First published in 1995 as Four Ways to Forgiveness, and now joined by a fifth story, Five Ways to...
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The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 2)
The Tombs of Atuan (The Earthsea Cycle Series Book 2)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time 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...
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Voices (Annals of the Western Shore Book 2)
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)
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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Tehanu: Book Four (The Earthsea Cycle Series 4)
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 shared...
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Gifts (Annals of the Western Shore Book 1)
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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The Word for World is Forest
The Word for World is Forest
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
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 literary...
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The Telling (Hainish Cycle Book 8)
The Telling (Hainish Cycle Book 8)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Sutty, 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, the old calligraphy...
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Cheek by Jowl
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
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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Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
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: 50th Anniversary Edition (Ace Science Fiction)
The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition (Ace Science Fiction)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERSUrsula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is...
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Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems
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 her...
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The Beginning Place: A Novel
The Beginning Place: A Novel
by Ursula K. Le Guin
From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Beginning Place . 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...
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The Eye of the Heron: A Novel
The Eye of the Heron: A Novel
by Ursula K. Le Guin
From multi-award-winning, literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin comes a speculative fiction classic, The Eye of the Heron.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...
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Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
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 the most...
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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (LOA #281): Malafrena / Stories and Songs (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin...
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (LOA #281): Malafrena / Stories and Songs (Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin...
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 Orsinia...
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The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
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
Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
by Ursula K. Le Guin Angélica Gorodischer
This is the first of Argentinean writer Angélica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, Kalpa Imperial 's multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all...
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The Wind's Twelve Quarters: A Story
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 to...
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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A Story (A Wind's Twelve Quarters Story)
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)
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 of...
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Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of...
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
Worlds of Exile and Illusion contains three novels in the Hainish Series from Ursula K. Le Guin, 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 here. These books, Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, and City of...
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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
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 with an introduction 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...
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No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.”On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?”On breakfast: “Eating an egg from the shell takes not...
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