Science fiction and fantasyauthorUrsula K Le Guin, author of "The Left Hand of Darkness" and the Earthsea series, died in her home in Portland, Oregon, her son said on Tuesday. Le Guin's work has been translated into more than 40 languages.
From that point on, she enjoyed great critical and popular success, even if some commentators dismissed science fiction and fantasy as second-class literature and insisted that women weren't suited to writing scientifically rigorous fiction.
She married Charles Le Guin in Paris in 1953, before the couple moved to Portland, where they had three children.
"She was a very political and socially savvy writer, and these gave her imaginative spaces in which to explore different ways in which human beings can relate to each other".
Le Guin is the author of dozens of books, including 20 novels, six collections of poetry and over 100 short stories.
There is something mystic yet realistic in her essays, much like her science fiction.
"She left an extraordinary legacy as an artist and as an advocate of peace and critical thinking and fairness, and she was a great mother and wife as well", he said, adding that the American author had been suffering from health problems for several months. Her Earthsea trilogy has since been compared to J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis and sold millions of copies worldwide. She refused, signing off: "Gentlemen, I just don't belong here". Le Guin inspired an entire generation of writers and pushed the fantasy and sci-fi genres into the realm of literary fiction - a feat that will never be forgotten. Le Guin embraced these genre tropes and proceeded to subvert them with her unrelenting focus on cultures-human, alien and fantastical-and what that tells us about the human condition. 2004 saw an adaptation of Earthsea done for Sci Fi that Le Guin thought "whitewashed" many of her diverse characters. It's a trippy roller coaster ride worthy of big budget science fiction.
The later books revisited and revised the setting, with Le Guin taking into account feedback from readers with "a tremendous capacity for self-criticism", Mieville said.
Le Guin became best known for her "Earthsea" series, which she began in the late 1960s, in which an apprentice sorcerer fights against the powers of evil, decades before Harry Potter did the same. The National Book Foundation named her its 2014 Medalist for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2017 she was voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Although it was inevitable that Ursula K. Le Guin would go, it seems impossible to many that she has left us.
Reacting to news of her death, U.S. horror author Stephen King paid tribute to Le Guin as "one of the greats". She made this fiery speech at the National Book Awards.
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