Sunday, January 18, 2015

[LINK] Ursula K. Le Guin in The Paris Review

Copyright Marian Wood Kolisch
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of my favorite authors. While she is probably best known for the Earthsea series, she also wrote some of my favorite sci-fi stories. The Left Hand of Darkness is a classic that I recommend to anyone who is a fan of the genre.

Somewhere in the maelstrom of Twitter I came across a link to an interview with her at the Paris Review. It's good stuff. She talks about her family and life in the Berkley scene of the '40s and '50s. Did you know she and Philip K. Dick went to the same high school? Me either.

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 221, Ursula K. Le Guin

If you want to check out her work, I'd recommend any of her short stories, and of course The Left Hand of Darkness which besides being a great book, also inspired some really choice cover art:

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