Ursula K. Le Guin

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Name: Ursula K. Le Guin
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Occupation: writer
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Ursula K. Le Guin was an American novelist, primarily in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

As were many science fiction writers, Le Guin was a contributor to zines. One example is The Witch and the Chameleon.

Some Well-Known Works

  • the Earthsea universe, starting with: A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), and The Farthest Shore (1972)
  • The Hainish Cycle, a number of Le Guin's sci-fi novels and stories that take place in the same alternate history. The connections within the Cycle are not meant to form a coherent chronology.
  • the novel The Left Hand of Darkness, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1970
  • The Dispossessed (1974). which won a Nebula Award, Hugo Award; Locus Award

"The Left Hand of Darkness"

from Gayle F's Interphase calendar, "January" features a features a man (male Spock) and a woman. (female Kirk), and its title is "The Left Hand of Darkness"

The Left Hand of Darkness is an early example of feminist science fiction and genderfuck due to the Gethenian people who are genderless and can become either male or female during mating periods.

Some fans cite this book as a slashy source of inspiration. The first issue of Hanky Panky had a list of recommended reading with queer content, and this one was on it.

The "Earthsea" Universe

See this page for the fandom and example fanworks and fan communities.