Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Ursula K. Le Guin entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 04 December 2021.
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American author of more than twenty novels (some intended for young adults), a dozen volumes of poetry, many collections of stories and essays, thirteen children's books, five translations, and a how-to book about writing. Ursula K. Le Guin was admired internationally for her game-changing contributions to the predominantly masculine genre of science fiction. Her book publication spans 1966 to 2017. Bibliographic Citation link. She was immensely prolific and often reprinted and re-issued, so that her bibliography is intricate and complex.
20 October 1919 Ursula Kroeber, later UKLG, was born in Berkeley, California, the youngest of four children, and the only girl. The date of her birth is St Ursula's day. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1968 With A Wizard of Earthsea (still her best-loved book) UKLG launched (or transferred and elaborated from a handful of short stories) the world of Earthsea, a large and complex archipelago of islands which differ in social and political systems. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
March 1969 Another Hainish novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, began from a mental image that came to UKLG, of two people pulling a sled across an icy wilderness. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 December 2017 UKLG's volume of "trenchant, funny, lyrical" essays or blog posts, No Time to Spare. Thinking about What Matters, covered, as Margaret Atwood wrote, "everything from cats to the nature of belief, to the overuse of the word 'fuck'," to old age and sissies. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 January 2018 UKLG died at home in Portland, Oregon. Bibliographic Citation link.
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