Ursula K. Le Guin - Author

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Featured books by Ursula K. Le Guin

Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales

Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Among the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps and north of Slovenia, lies the old kingdom of Orsinia. A land of forests and quiet farmlands and towns, with its capital city Krasnoy on the broad Molsen River, Orsinia has always found itself, like all the countries of Europe, subject to forces beyond its borders. Yet, cast as they are in the shadow of tyrannies both Western and Eastern, the lives and dreams of its free people are no less important than the great arguments of Europe's emperors and dictators. Here then are those lives: in tales of romance and blood-lust, hope and fear, freedom and tyranny, passion and despair.

The Unreal and the Real Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Where on Earth

The Unreal and the Real Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Where on Earth

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Le Guin's writing is witty, wise, both sly and forthright; she is a master craftswoman. This two-volume selection of almost forty stories was made by Ursula Le Guin herself. The two volumes span the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism, and fantasy. WHERE ON EARTH focuses on Ursula Le Guin's interest in realism and magic realism and includes 18 of her satirical, political and experimental earthbound stories. Highlights include WORLD FANTASY and HUGO AWARD-winner 'Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight', the rarely reprinted satirical short, 'The Lost Children', JUPITER AWARD-winner, 'The Diary of the Rose' and the title story of her PULITZER PRIZE finalist collection 'Unlocking the Air'.

Other books by Ursula K. Le Guin

Five Ways to Forgiveness

Five Ways to Forgiveness

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

Here for the first time is the complete suite offive linked stories from Ursula K. Le Guin's acclaimed Hainish series, which tells the history ofthe Ekumen,the galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain. Firstpublished in 1995 asFour Ways to Forgiveness, and now joined by a fifth story,Five Ways to Forgivenessfocuses on the twin planets Werel and Yeowe, two worlds whose peoples, long known as ';owners' and ';assets,' together face an uncertain future after civil war and revolution. In ';Betrayals' a retired science teacher must make peace with her new neighbor, a disgraced revolutionary leader. In ';Forgiveness Day,' a female official from the Ekumen arrives to survey the situation on Werel and struggles against its rigidly patriarchal culture. Embedded within "e;A Man of the People,' which describes the coming of age of Havzhiva, an Ekumen ambassador to Yeowe, is Le Guin's most sustained description of the Ur-planet Hain. "e;A Woman's Liberation' is the remarkable narrative of Rakam, born an asset on Werel, who must twice escape from slavery to freedom. Joined to them is ';Old Music and the Slave Women,' in which the charismatic Hainish embassy worker, who appears in two of the four original stories, returns for a tale of his own. Of this capstone tale Le Guin has written, ';the character called Old Music began to tell me a fifth tale about the latter days of the civil war . . . I'm glad to see it joined to the others at last.'

Orsinian Tales

Orsinian Tales

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2017

Among the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps and north of Slovenia, lies the old kingdom of Orsinia. A land of forests and quiet farmlands and towns, with its capital city Krasnoy on the broad Molsen River, Orsinia has always found itself, like all the countries of Europe, subject to forces beyond its borders. Yet, cast as they are in the shadow of tyrannies both Western and Eastern, the lives and dreams of its free people are no less important than the great arguments of Europe's emperors and dictators.Here then are those lives: in tales of romance and blood-lust, hope and fear, freedom and tyranny, passion and despair. Tales of love, of life and of death. This is Orsinia and these are her stories.

Malafrena

Malafrena

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2017

Among the less-travelled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps and north of Slovenia, lies the old kingdom of Orsinia. A land of forests and quiet farmlands and towns, with its capital city Krasnoy on the broad Molsen River, Orsinia has always found itself, like all the countries of Europe, subject to forces beyond its borders. Val Malafrena is an estate in the rural western provinces of Orsinia, far removed from the engines of European politics and content for it to remain so. When Itale Sorde, the idealistic young heir to Val Malafrena, leaves his family home to venture to the bustling capital city of Krasnoy, it is therefore very much against his father's wishes. Sorde's intention is to work as a journalist, but he will soon find himself moving from reporter on the great events of the day to active participant in the rising tide of revolution that seems destined to sweep the continent.

Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales

Orsinia Malafrena, Orsinian Tales

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Among the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps and north of Slovenia, lies the old kingdom of Orsinia. A land of forests and quiet farmlands and towns, with its capital city Krasnoy on the broad Molsen River, Orsinia has always found itself, like all the countries of Europe, subject to forces beyond its borders. Yet, cast as they are in the shadow of tyrannies both Western and Eastern, the lives and dreams of its free people are no less important than the great arguments of Europe's emperors and dictators. Here then are those lives: in tales of romance and blood-lust, hope and fear, freedom and tyranny, passion and despair.

Direction of the Road

Direction of the Road

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Direction of the Road"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Trip to the Head

Trip to the Head

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;A Trip to the Head"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Vaster than Empires and More Slow

Vaster than Empires and More Slow

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Vaster than Empires and more Slow"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Things

Things

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Things"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Semley's Necklace

Semley's Necklace

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Semley's Necklace"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Nine Lives"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Stars Below

Stars Below

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Stars Below"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Rule of Names

Rule of Names

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Rule of Names"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Field of Vision

Field of Vision

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Field of Vision"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Masters

Masters

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Masters"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

April in Paris

April in Paris

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;April in Paris"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Darkness Box

Darkness Box

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Darkness Box"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Word of Unbinding

Word of Unbinding

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Word of Unbinding"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Day Before the Revolution

Day Before the Revolution

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Day Before the Revolution"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Winter's King

Winter's King

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;Winter's King"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Good Trip

Good Trip

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

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. "e;The Good Trip"e; is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Worlds of Exile and Illusion

Worlds of Exile and Illusion

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2016

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 Guin's groundbreaking classic, The Left Hand of Darkness.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Orsinian Tales

Orsinian Tales

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

in a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guinhas produced a body of work that testifies to herabiding faith in the power and art of words. She isperhaps best known for imagining future intergalacticworlds in brilliant books that challenge our ideas ofwhat is natural and inevitable in human relationsand that celebrate courage, endurance, risk-taking,and above all, freedom in the face of the psychologicaland social forces that lead to authoritarianism andfanaticism. it is less well known that she first developedthese themes in richly imagined historicalfiction setin theimaginary East European country ofOrsinia, including the enchanting stories collected in Orsinian Tales.These brilliantly rendered stories recount episodesof personal drama set against a history that spans Orsinia'semergence as an independent kingdom in the twelfth centuryto its absorption by the eastern Bloc after World War ii. Here is a dimension of Le Guin's extraordinary literary imagination that will surprise and delight readers.Complete with a newly researched chronology of the author's life and career.

Malafrena

Malafrena

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

in a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guinhas produced a body of work that testifies to herabiding faith in the power and art of words. She isperhaps best known for imagining future intergalacticworlds in brilliant books that challenge our ideas ofwhat is natural and inevitable in human relationsand that celebrate courage, endurance, risk-taking,and above all, freedom in the face of the psychologicaland social forces that lead to authoritarianism andfanaticism. it is less well known that she first developedthese themes in richly imagined historicalfiction, including the brilliant early novel Malafrena.An epic meditation on the meaning of hope andfreedom, love and duty, Malafrena takes place from1825 to 1830 in theimaginary East European country ofOrsinia, then a part of the Austrian Empire, a nationwhich, like its near neighbors Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Romania, has a longand vivid history of oppression, art, and revolution. itale Sorde, the idealistic heir to ValMalafrena, an estate in the rural western provinces of Orsinia,leaves home against his father's wishes to work as ajournalist in the cosmopolitan capital city of Krasnoy,where he plays an integral part in the revolutionarypolitics that are roiling Europe.Complete with a newly researched chronology of Le Guin's life and career.

Earthsea & The Left Hand of Darkness Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Earthsea & The Left Hand of Darkness Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/07/2016

Ursula Le Guin's groundbreaking fantasy sagas form the basis of these two BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. 'Earthsea' is based on the first three books in the 'Earthsea' cycle. It tells the stories of Ged and Tenar, inhabitants of a vast archipelago where magic is part of life. Young wizard Ged releases a terrible shadow into the world and must risk everything to restore the balance. Meanwhile, Tenar is taken from her home and family to become Arha, priestess and guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan... Based on Ursula Le Guin's award-winning masterpiece, 'The Left Hand of Darkness' is set on Gethen, a world in the grip of an Ice Age whose people are ambigendered - both male and female, and neither. Genly Ai has been sent from Earth on the biggest mission of his life: to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But his task is fraught with danger. Ursula Le Guin is one of the most influential SF writers of the 20th Century, and these two dramatisations of her seminal novels will immerse you in magical worlds rich with wizards, dragons, endless snow plains and perilous ice sheets. Among the cast are Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey) and Toby Jones (Dad's Army). This CD edition also includes a bonus interview disc in which Ursula Le Guin discusses her life and work. Duration: 5 hours 25 minutes approx.

Earthsea: The First Four Books

Earthsea: The First Four Books

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin, Matt Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

One of the classic works of fantasy by renowned writer of the genre, Ursula K. Le Guin. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death. Including: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore; Tehanu.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

The first book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin is a tale of wizards, dragons and terrifying shadows. The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest - and surely the greatest voyager - is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him - with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

Always Coming Home

Always Coming Home

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2016

A long, long time from now, in the valleys of what will no longer be called Northern California, might be going to have lived a people called the Kesh. But Always Coming Home is not the story of the Kesh. Rather it is the stories of the Kesh - stories, poems, songs, recipes - Always Coming Home is no less than an anthropological account of a community that does not yet exist, a tour de force of imaginative fiction by one of modern literature's great voices.

Late In The Day Poems 2010-2014

Late In The Day Poems 2010-2014

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2016

City Of Illusions

City Of Illusions

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

Earth, like the rest of the Known Worlds, has fallen to the Shing. Scattered here and there, small groups of humans live in a state of semi-barbarism. They have lost the skills, science and knowledge that had been Earth's in the golden age of the League of Worlds, and whenever a colony of humans tries to rekindle the embers of a half-forgotten technology, the Shing, with their strange, mindlying power, crush them out. There is one man who can stand against the malign Shing, but he is an alien with amber eyes and must first prove to paranoid humanity that he himself is not a creature of the Shing.

Planet of Exile

Planet of Exile

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years - and each of Werel's years is over 60 terrestrial years! After so long an exile, the lonely and dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter - a season that lasts a decade and a half - the Earthmen have neighbours: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches, and call the farborns. But both peoples have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals, and eerie preying snow ghouls. Can the hilfs and the farborns overcome their mutual suspicions and join forces? Or will they both be annihilated?

Rocannon's World

Rocannon's World

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

Earth-scientist Rocannon has been leading an ethnological survey on a remote world populated by three native races: the cavern-dwelling Gdemiar, the elvish Fiia, and the warrior clan, Liuar. But when the technologically primitive planet is suddenly invaded by a fleet of ships from the stars, rebels against the League of All Worlds, Rocannon is the only survey member left alive. Marooned among alien peoples, he leads the battle to free this newly discovered world - and finds that legends grow around him as he fights.

Worlds of Exile and Illusion Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions

Worlds of Exile and Illusion Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

From the multi-award-winning author of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea sequence comes this single-volume omnibus of the first three Hainish novels. Intergalactic war reaches Fomalhaut II in Rocannon's World. Born out of season, a precocious young girl visits the alien city of the farborns and the false-men in Planet of Exile. In City of Illusions a stranger wondering in the forest people's woods, is found and his health restored; now the fate of two worlds rests in this stranger's hands . . . The three novels contained in this volume are the books that launched Ursula K. Le Guin's glittering career, and are set in the same universe as her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classics, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed.

Compass Rose

Compass Rose

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2015

North to Orsinia and the boundaries between reality and madness ... South to discover Antarctica with nine South American women ... West to find an enchanted harp and the borderland between life and death ... and onward to all points on and off the compass. Twenty astonishing stories from acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin carry us to worlds of wonder and horror, desire and destiny, enchantment and doom.

Wind's Twelve Quarters

Wind's Twelve Quarters

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2015

Grand Master Ursula K. LeGuin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field - and is likewise feted beyond the confines of the genre. The Wind's Twelve Quarters was her first collection and it brings together some of finest short fiction, including the Hugo Award-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas', the Nebula Award-winning 'The Day Before the Revolution', and the Hugo-nominated 'Winter's King', which gave readers their first glimpse of the world later made famous in her Hugo- and Nebula-winning masterpiece The Left Hand of Darkness.

The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose

The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Grand Master Ursula K. LeGuin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field - and is likewise feted beyond the confines of the genre. The Wind's Twelve Quarters was her first collection and it brings together some of finest short fiction, including the Hugo Award-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas', the Nebula Award-winning 'The Day Before the Revolution', and the Hugo-nominated 'Winter's King', which gave readers their first glimpse of the world later made famous in her Hugo- and Nebula-winning masterpiece The Left Hand of Darkness.

The Word for World is Forest

The Word for World is Forest

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

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. Desperation causes the Athsheans, led by Selver, to retaliate against their captors, abandoning their strictures against violence. But in defending their lives, they have endangered the very foundations of their society. For every blow against the invaders is a blow to the humanity of the Athsheans. And once the killing starts, there is no turning back.

The Unreal and the Real Volume 2 Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Outer Space & Inner Lands

The Unreal and the Real Volume 2 Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Outer Space & Inner Lands

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

THE UNREAL AND THE REAL is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism and fantasy. Volume Two, OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS, showcases Le Guin's acclaimed stories of the fantastic, originally appearing in publications as varied as AMAZING STORIES, PLAYBOY, the NEW YORKER and OMNI, and contains 20 stories, including modern classics such as the HUGO AWARD-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas', NEBULA-nominee 'Nine Lives'; JAMES TIPTREE, JR MEMORIAL AWARD-winner (and HUGO and NEBULA-nominee) 'The Matter of Seggri'; NEBULA AWARD-winner 'Solitude'; and the secret history 'Sur', which was nominated for the HUGO AWARD and included in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES.

Daughter of Odren

Daughter of Odren

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2014

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 waiting, he will have his revenge and she will have her father back.Or will she?Master storyteller Ursula LeGuin takes readers back to Earthseawith this hauntingly beautiful taleof betrayal and revenge.

The Unreal and the Real Volume 1 Volume 1: Where on Earth

The Unreal and the Real Volume 1 Volume 1: Where on Earth

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism and fantasy. Volume One, WHERE ON EARTH, focuses on Le Guin's interest in realism and magical realism and includes 18 of her satirical, political and experimental earthbound stories. Highlights include WORLD FANTASY and HUGO AWARD-winner 'Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight', the rarely reprinted satirical short, 'The Lost Children', JUPITER AWARD-winner, 'The Diary of the Rose' and the title story of her PULITZER PRIZE finalist collection 'Unlocking the Air'.

Changing Planes

Changing Planes

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 04/03/2014

Then came a child trotting to school with his little backpack. He trotted on all fours, neatly, his hands in leather mitts or boots that protected them from the pavement; he was pale, with small eyes, and a snout, but he was adorable. from Changing PlanesThe misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planesnot airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guins deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien. Winner of the PEN/Malamud for Short Stories

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2013

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2012

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2012

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Powers

Powers

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

The final part in the story that started with GIFTS, and the tale of Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant, two children with extraordinary powers. They play a part in VOICES too, the sequel to GIFTS, in which Memer, a girl who has grown up in a captured city, is part of the people's fight for freedom. And now, in POWERS, we have the conclusion to Ursula Le Guin's beautifully written, powerful and moving story of the Western Isles, a tale that will leave every reader begging for more.

City of Illusions

City of Illusions

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2007

He is a full-grown man, alone in a dense forest, with no trail to show where he has come from and no memory to tell who or what he is. His eyes are not the eyes of a human. The forest people take him in and raise him, teaching him to speak, training him in the knowledge and lore of the forest, but they cannot solve the riddle of his past. At last, he sets out on a perilous quest to find his true self-and discovers a universe of danger. City of Illusions is a part of the acclaimed Hainish Cycle, set in a galaxy colonized hundreds of thousands of years ago by a variety of humanoid species. Since the golden age of the League of All Worlds, Earth, like the rest of the known worlds, has fallen to the Shing, who rule through subtle mind control. Scattered groups of humans endure in a state of paranoia and semibarbarism. Is there one who can stand against the Shing?

Planet of Exile

Planet of Exile

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2007

The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on the planet Werel for ten orbits, each of which is sixty Earth years long. As Werel once again enters its fifteen-year-long winter, the lonely and dwindling human settlement is joined by the nomadic hilfs, an indigenous humanoid people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they call farborns, regarding them as witches and avoiding interaction with them. Although both populations share a common genetic heritage in the Hainish people, the differences are believed to be significant enough to prevent interbreeding. But hilfs and farborns also share common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals and the eerie preying snow ghouls. As the winter dangers approach, a visit from the curious young hilf Rolery to the human colony becomes a sign of coming changes. Will they join forces or be annihilated?

Rocannon's World

Rocannon's World

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2007

This debut novel from preeminent science fiction writer Ursula LeGuin introduces her brilliant Hainish series, set in a galaxy seeded by the planet Hain with a variety of humanoid species, including that of Earth. Over the centuries, the Hainish colonies have evolved into physically and culturally unique peoples, joined by a League of All Worlds. Earth-scientist Rocannon has been leading an ethnological survey on a remote world populated by three native races: the cavern-dwelling Gdemiar, the elvish Fiia, and the warrior clan, Liuar. But when the technologically primitive planet is suddenly invaded by a fleet of ships from the stars, rebels against the League of All Worlds, Rocannon is the only survey member left alive. Marooned among alien peoples, he leads the battle to free this newly discovered world and finds that legends grow around him as he fights.

Voices

Voices

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2007

Memer is a child of rape; when the Alds took the beautiful city of Ansul, they descecrated or destroyed everything of beauty. The Waylord they imprisoned and tortured for years until finally he is freed to return to his home. Though crippled, he is not destroyed. His life still has purpose. Memer is the daughter of his House, the daughter of his heart. The Alds, a people who love war, cannot and will not read: they believe that in words lie demons that will destroy the world. All the city's libraries, the great treasure trove of knowledge of ages past, are burned, except for those few volumes secreted inthe Waylord's hidden room. But times are changing. Gry Barre of Roddmant and Orrec Caspro of Caspromant have arrived in the city. Orrec is a story-teller, the most famous of all: he has the gift of making. His wife Gry's gift is that of calling; she walks with a halflion who both frightens and fascinates the Alds. This is Memer's story, and Gry's and Orrec's, and it is the story of a conquered people craving freedom.

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin, Tony Burns Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2005

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To date, however, the radical social, cultural, and political ramifications of Le Guin's multiple award-winning novel remain woefully under explored. Editors Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman right this state of affairs in the first ever collection of original essays devoted to Le Guin's novel. Among the topics covered in this wide-ranging, international and interdisciplinary collection are the anarchist, ecological, post-consumerist, temporal, revolutionary, and open-ended utopian politics of The Dispossessed. The book concludes with an essay by Le Guin written specially for this volume, in which she reassesses the novel in light of the development of her own thinking over the past 30 years.

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin, Tony Burns Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2005

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To date, however, the radical social, cultural, and political ramifications of Le Guin's multiple award-winning novel remain woefully under explored. Editors Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman right this state of affairs in the first ever collection of original essays devoted to Le Guin's novel. Among the topics covered in this wide-ranging, international and interdisciplinary collection are the anarchist, ecological, post-consumerist, temporal, revolutionary, and open-ended utopian politics of The Dispossessed. The book concludes with an essay by Le Guin written specially for this volume, in which she reassesses the novel in light of the development of her own thinking over the past 30 years.

Gifts

Gifts

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Orrec, the son of the Brantor of Caspromant, and Gry, daughter of the Brantors of Barre and Rodd, have grown up together, running half-wild across the Uplands. The people there are like their land: harsh and fierce and prideful; ever at war with each other. Only the gifts keep the fragile peace. The Barre gift is calling animals. The women of Cordemant have the power of blinding, or making deaf, or taking away speech. The Rodds can send a spellknife into a man's heart. The Callems can move heavy things - even buildings, even hills. The Caspro gift is the worst and best of all: it is the gift of undoing: an insect, an animal, a place ... Orrec and Gry are the heirs to Caspro and Barre. Gry's gift runs true, but she refuses to call animals for the hunt. Orrec too is a problem, for his gift of undoing is wild: he cannot control it - and that is the most dangerous gift of all ... GIFTS is Ursula Le Guin at her best: an exciting, moving story beautifully told.

Beginning Place

Beginning Place

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2005

Fleeing from the monotony of his life, Hugh Rogers finds his way to "e;the beginning place"e;--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 Mountaintown, and she sees Hugh as a trespasser. But then a monstrous shadow threatens to destroy Mountaintown, and Hugh and Irena join forces to seek it out. Along the way, they begin to fall in love. Are they on their way to a new beginning...or a fateful end? Find out in Ursula K. Le Guin's astonishing novel The Beginning Place.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tales from Earthsea The Fifth Book of Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea The Fifth Book of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2003

These five superlative, evocative and enchanting stories range from a few hundred years before A Wizard of Earthsea to just before The Other Wind, and feature some of Le Guin's most popular characters, including the Wizard Ged himself. The stories are rounded off with an essay about Earthsea's history and people. No Earthsea fan will want to be without this magical collection.

Eye of the Heron

Eye of the Heron

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2003

Ursula K Le Guin's The Eye of the HeronIn 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 settlement further away, the Bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "e;rebellion."e;Luz understands what it means to have no choices. Her father is a Boss and he has ruled over her life with the same iron fist. Luz wonders what it might be like to make her own choices. To be free to choose her own destiny.When the crisis over the new settlement reaches a flash point, Luz will have her chance.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Other Wind The Sixth Book of Earthsea

The Other Wind The Sixth Book of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2003

The wizard Alder comes from Roke to the island of Gont in search of the Archmage, Lord Sparrowhawk, once known as Ged. The man who was once the most powerful wizard in the Islands now lives with his wife Tenar and their adopted daughter Tehanu. Alder needs help: his beloved wife died and in his dreams she calls him to the land of the dead - and now the dead are haunting him, begging for release. He can no longer sleep, and the Wizards of Earthsea are worried. But there is more at stake than the unquiet rest of one minor wizard: for the dragons of Earthsea have arisen, to reclaim the lands that were once theirs. Only Tehanu, herself daughter of a dragon, can talk to them; it may be that Alder's dreams hold the key to the salvation of Earthsea and all the peoples who live there.

The Lathe Of Heaven

The Lathe Of Heaven

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2001

George Orr is a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place to live: seven billion people jostle for living space and food. But George dreams dreams which do in fact change reality - and he has no means of controlling this extraordinary power. Psychiatrist Dr William Haber offers to help. At first sceptical of George's powers, he comes to astonished belief. When he allows ambition to get the better of ethics, George finds himself caught up in a situation of alarming peril.

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/1999

The Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

The Norton Book of Science Fiction

The Norton Book of Science Fiction

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/1997

Successfully used at over one hundred schools nationwide, these sixty-seven stories offer compelling evidence that science fiction is a source of the most thoughtful, imaginative-indeed, literary-fiction being written today. Readers will be introduced to some rarely anthologized gems from well-known authors-Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr., Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny-as well as starling work by today's rising stars. Students and teachers alike will appreciate the sophisticated range of voices exploring the nature of reality and the condition of the human spirit.

Earthsea The First Four Books: A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu

Earthsea The First Four Books: A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/1993

Discover the late Ursula Le Guin's passionate and enthralling story of a young boy sent to a school of wizardry to learn the ways of magic in the opening quartet of the Earthsea story. 'One of the literary greats' Margaret Atwood 'The deepest and smartest of writers. Her words are always with us. Some of them are written on my soul' Neil Gaiman A Wizard of Earthsea * The Tombs of Atuan * The Farthest Shore * Tehanu Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness. But over the years, Ged witnesses true magic and the ancient ways submit to the forces of evil and death. Will he too succumb, or can he hold them back? 'Superb. One of literature's best-written fantasy worlds. I adored A Wizard of Earthsea, which I read and reread until my ratty old paperback copy required emergency surgery. Le Guin's words are magical. Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it' David Mitchell 'One of the greats. A literary icon' Stephen King 'A colossus of literature, a trailblazer' China Mieville Previously titled The Earthsea Quartet.

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