Ursula K. Le Guin is probably one of the best-known and most universally respected SF writers in the world today, having won, in addition to many Hugo and Nebula Awards, the National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, The Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Newbury Honor, and the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her famous novel The Left Hand of Darkness may have been the most influential SF novel of its decade, and shows every sign of becoming one of the enduring classic of the genre. Le Guin’s other novels include The Dispossessed, Planet of Exile, The Lathe of Heaven, City of Illusions, Rocannon’s World, The Beginning Place, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, Tehanu, The Farthest Shore, Searoad, and Always Coming Home. She has had six collections: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, Orsinian Tales, The Compass Rose, Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, and Four Ways to Forgiveness. She’s also written many novels for children as well as much non-fiction. Her most recent books are a novel trilogy, Gifts, Voices, and Powers, and two big retrospective collections, Where On Earth: Selected Stories, Volume One and Outer Le Guin, Mountain Ways, 28 Space, Inner Lands: Selected Stories, Volume Two. She lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.


Ursula K. Le Guin has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Mountain Ways

REPRINT FICTION by Ursula K. Le Guin in Issue 90 – March 2014

Note for readers unfamiliar with the planet O: Ki’O society is divided into two halves or moieties, called (for ancient religious reasons) the Morning and the Evening. You belong to your mother’s moiety, and you can’t have sex with anybody of your moiety. Marriage on O is a foursome, the sedoretu—a man and a woman […]