Legendary American science fiction author Ursula K Le Guin has recently passed away at Oregon, in her home at the age of 88.
The family of Ursula K. Le Guin is deeply saddened to announce her peaceful death yesterday afternoon. https://t.co/DC7oy16EWD
— Ursula K. Le Guin (@ursulaleguin) January 23, 2018
Le Guin was famous for creating a wide variety of fantasy elements and meld them together in one grand adventure, with dragons and wizards flying in spaceships while tackling problems such as race, gender and class issues.
Throughout the course of her life, she had written more than 20 novels, and over 100 short stories that have been sold by the millions around the world. Her most well-known work was the Earthsea series which had spawned a series, as well as her 1969 sci-fi classic The Left Hand of Darkness.
In a career that spanned more than half a century, she has won a number of Nebula and Hugo science fiction and fantasy awards, as well as the Newbery Medal which is the top honour for US children’s literature and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American letters.