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ursula k. le guin, influential science fiction writer, dies at 88


writer ursula k. le guin, whose work spanned multiple genres including science fiction, fantasy, poetry and essays, died on monday (jan. 22) at the age of 88.






ursula k. le guin, influential science fiction writer, dies at 88


the writer ursula k. le guin, whose work spanned multiple genres including science fiction, fantasy, poetry and essays, died on monday (jan. 22) at the age of 88.






ursula k. le guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies


ursula k. le guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her earthsea books, has died at 88.






ursula k. le guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies


ursula k. le guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her earthsea books, has died at 88. le guin died peacefully on monday in portland, ore., according to a brief family statement posted to her verified twitter account. "godspeed...






ursula k. le guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies at 88


ursula k. le guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her earthsea books, has died at 88.le guin died suddenly and peacefully monday at her home in portland, oregon, after several weeks of health concerns, her son, theo downes-le...






award-winning author ursula k. le guin dies at 88


le guin's first novel was "roncannon's world" in 1966 but she gained fame three years later with "the left hand of darkness," which won the hugo and nebula awards — top science fiction prizes — and conjures a radical change in gender roles well before the rise of the transgender community.






family: ursula k. le guin, best-selling feminist science fiction and fantasy aut


portland, ore. (ap) — family: ursula k. le guin, best-selling feminist science fiction and fantasy author, has died.






ursula k. le guin, the spiritual mother of generations of writers; john scalzi p


it’s less than an hour since the news broke that ursula k. le guin has died and right now my twitter feed, populated as it is with science fiction and fantasy writers, editors and fans, is a single, unbroken string of testimonials. n.k. jemisin, who won back-to-back hugo awards for her novels “the...






family: ursula k. le guin, bestselling feminist science fiction and fantasy auth


portland, ore. — family: ursula k. le guin, bestselling feminist science fiction and fantasy author, has died.






ursula k. le guin, writer acclaimed for her fantasy fiction, is dead at 88


her son said she had been in poor health for several months.






science fiction writer ursula k. le guin dies at age 88


science fiction and fantasy writer ursula k. le guin has died.        






ursula k. le guin, author of ‘the left hand of darkness’ and ‘a wizard of earths


 all-time great science fiction and fantasy writer ursula le guin died monday. she was 88 years old. le guin didn’t always enjoy being called a science fiction writer, and she received acclaim far beyond the genre — she won national book awards, published stories in the new yorker and saw her work collected by the library of america. read more






ursula k. le guin, author of ‘the left hand of darkness’ and ‘a wizard of earths


 all-time great science fiction and fantasy writer ursula le guin died monday. she was 88 years old. her son theo confirmed the news to the new york times. he declined to identify the cause of death, aside from saying that she had been in poor health for several months. le guin didn’t always enjoy being called a science fiction writer, and she received acclaim far beyond the genre… read more






michelle dean loves ursula k. le guin's cat stories. which is a good start.


is it an insult to ursula k. le guin’s voluminous and varied body of work, or does it malign her stature as a public intellectual, if i admit that among my favorite things she has written are her stories about cats? currently, she has just one, a black and white specimen she called pard. this is...






ursula k. le guin, 1929-2018


ursula k. le guin died today at 88. the author of the earthsea novels, the left hand of darkness and many others, she was and remains among the brightest stars in the sky of fantasy literature. ursula k. le guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “the left hand of darkness” and the earthsea series, died on monday at her home in portland, ore. she was 88. her son, theo downes-le guin, confirmed the death. he did not specify a cause but said she had been in poor health for several months. ms. le guin embraced the standard themes of her chosen genres: sorcery and dragons, spaceships and planetary conflict. but even when her protagonists are male, they avoid the macho posturing of so ma






lights! camera! science! why hollywood should focus on real space stories (op-ed


producers and directors may think that science is only exciting when it is science fiction, but the truth is almost always stranger (and more interesting) than fiction.






best science fiction


here are the some of the science fiction books space.com's writers and editors have read and loved.






'the space between us': the science behind the science fiction


the space between us" may be a science-fiction film, but the science behind the story is a lot more factual than it may seem.






celebrity news


authors ann patchett, junot diaz and ursula k. le guin are among this year’s 14 inductees into the american academy of arts and letters.






science fiction gets criminal


science fiction is often treated like a genre (and for a good reason), but genre lines can be incredibly blurry, with quite a bit of variation and room to play. one area that’s been growing recently is the sub-genre of crime stories and mysteries within sci-fi. here is a selection worth investigating....






game of thrones creator to speak at ucsd science center


game of thrones creator george r.r. martin will visit uc san diego on may 2 to publicly discuss his life and work with acclaimed science fiction writer kim stanley robinson. the public talk will occur at 7 p.m. at the price center theater, under the sponsorship of the arthur c. clarke center for...






syfy's new podcast features some of the biggest names in science fiction


happy birthday, syfy! the science-fiction network turns 25 this month, and it's kicking off a monthlong celebration with the release of a new podcast called "syfy25: origin stories," hosted by adam savage of "mythbusters."






horror writer jack ketchum dead at 71


jack ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for fiction such as "the box" and the controversial "off season," and once labeled by stephen king as likely the scariest writer in america, has died. he was 71.






rather than otherworldly, these costumes for science fiction films keep it simpl


science-fiction film costume designers create sartorial future worlds and, if they get it right, can influence current trends along the way. (note: ryan gosling’s shearling coat in “blade runner 2049” is already a big winter men’s trend.) here, we ask a few forward-looking costume designers to...






best space books: science fiction


here are the some of the science fiction books space.com's writers and editors have read and loved.






'the osiris child: science fiction volume one': solid b-movie sci-fi on a budget


had there never been a “mad max” or “alien” movie, or john carpenter’s unfortunate “ghosts of mars” for that matter, “the osiris child” would have been hailed as a true original. even with its many obvious influences, shane abbess’ indie sci-fi thriller, subtitled “science fiction volume one,”...






paul douglas on weather: sunny monday, wet tuesday, but outlook getting better


“weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them,” wrote science fiction and horror writer john shirley. memorial day, summer’s big kickoff, is a week away, and my nervous tick is back. for good reason.






crime fiction: 2 riveting works to keep us wide awake


crime-fiction critic adam woog looks at “sleep no more,” a slim volume of six masterful tales of crime and psychological suspense by the much-honored english writer p.d. james, and arnaldur indridason’s excellent “the shadow district.”






philip k. dick's fantastical short stories will be brought to life in amazon pri


veteran tv producer-director michael dinner recalls being approached five years ago by isa dick hackett, the daughter of influential science fiction author philip k. dick, about adapting some of her father’s short stories for tv. "she said, 'are you familiar?'" dinner, best known for his work on...






relics of the ancient past: q&a with author alastair reynolds on 'revenger'


two young women join a dangerous expedition combing through the rubble left behind from countless past solar system civilizations in "revenger," the latest book by prolific science fiction writer alastair reynolds.






beloved mystery writer sue grafton dies, leaving one last whodunit: z is for?


just a handful of books into her wildly popular alphabet series mystery novels, writer sue grafton was already fielding questions about the inevitable: what comes after z? “to think about 'z' means skipping right over all the intervening years,” the beloved writer wrote in a q&a on her website....






'bridget jones' author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig


helen fielding's latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton bridget jones won the bollinger everyman wodehouse prize for comic fiction thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig.






daniel talbot, influential indie film figure, dies in nyc


daniel talbot, a force in the independent film world who distributed art house movies and co-founded new york city's influential lincoln plaza cinema, has died.






remembering prisoners of gravity, the greatest science fiction tv show of all ti


from 1989 to 1994, the public broadcaster tv ontario ran prisoners of gravity, a brilliant science fiction tv show that used a goofy framing device (a host trapped in a satellite who interviewed science fiction writers stuck down on earth) for deep, gnarly, fascinating dives into science fiction's greatest and most fascinating themes, from sex and overpopulation to cyberpunk and religion. (more…)






how science fiction writers' "design fiction" is playing a greater role in polic


science fiction writers have a long history of intervening/meddling in policy, but historically this has been in the form of right-wing science fiction writers spinning fanciful superweapon ideas like ronald reagan's star wars system, or the writers who pitched in with the gw bush team after 9/11 to design the brutal, endless "war on terror" we're currently mired in. (more…)