Fantasy author dead at 88

OREGON – Huffington post – Acclaimed fantasy and science fiction author Ursula Le Guin died on Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, her son confirmed to The New York Times. She was 88 years old. The author of more than 20 novels, including “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, Le Guin is famous for weaving feminist themes into her prescient and fantastical stories of other worlds.

“You move along with your time,” the author told HuffPost in 2015, noting that some of the concepts she put to paper in, say, the 1990s, wouldn’t have occurred to her when she started writing. In a 1966 novel, Le Guin wrote about a little device, called an ansible, that allows its owner to communicate across land masses, even planets, in an instant.

By the 1990s, the writer was still imaging radical inventions, but also weaving into her stories more nuanced explorations of sexuality and gender.

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