In Celebration of Ursula Le Guin’s Fantastic Legacy

The late author was obsessed with the nuances of language, and how words can shape the beliefs and behavior of entire civilizations

Scholar, poet, translator, essayist, teacher, and fantasist Ursula K. Le Guin was working right up until her death in Portland, Oregon, last week at the age of 88. 2017 saw the release of her latest book of nonfiction essays, and she had recently finished collaborating on a crowdfunded film and an authorized biography, when mortality snuck up and shocked her fans with her premature departure. As a writer, a teacher, and a role model, she will be missed. Continue reading “In Celebration of Ursula Le Guin’s Fantastic Legacy”