The fantasy and science fiction community pays tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

As someone who read the Earthsea books when I was younger, it is sad to hear of the passing of prolific fantasy author, Ursula K Le Guin. In this article her legacy is discussed by those who knew her.

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Yesterday, the science fiction and fantasy community lost a titan: Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Dispossessed, and many, many others. Le Guin was one of the most influential genre authors of the 20th century, and it’s nearly impossible to quantify the impact that she had on scores of successors.

The Verge reached out to a number of science fiction and fantasy authors to get their thoughts on Le Guin’s passing, and the influence that she had on their own works. Here’s what they said:

Nnedi Okorafor, author of the Binti trilogy and Who Fears Death:

Ursula’s work holds a prominent place on the most cherished part of my bookcase.

— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) January 23, 2018

She was a small woman who exuded immense energy in person. She was fiery.

— Nnedi…

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