I was saddened to hear today that Ursula K.Le Guin had died. I haven’t read anything of hers for a while but feel that she was one of those wide ranging authors who wasn’t afraid to put controversial subjects into her work.
I read first the Wizard of Earthsea and then the whole Earthsea collection.
From that I moved on to The Left Hand of Darkness – Science fiction with gender at it’s core. In 2015 the BBC presented The Left hand of Darkness as a Radio 4 play in two parts. It was well done, very atmospheric.
Before that Goro Miyzaki introduced a new generation to her work with the animated Tales of Earthsea which I still enjoy every now and again.
My favourite was The Word for World is Forest. I realise when looking today that I haven’t read as many of her books as I had thought I had. The Birthday of the World awaits.
I espcially like the Den of Geek interview she did in 2015.
So the world has lost another creative and challenging author, groundbreaking for her whole lifetime. As someone who would like to write something good she will always remain an inspiration.