Acclaimed Author Ursula K. Le Guin Has Passed Away

It was reported yesterday that acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away. The death was confirmed by her son Theo Downes-Le Guin, and while he stated she had been having health problems these last few months, he did not reveal the cause of death.

Le Guin was, of course, the author of many books, including the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness. Her influence on the literary world cannot really be understated. Reactions from other authors and creators have, of course, been heartfelt:


Le Guin was a brilliant writer, a pioneer, and master of her craft. It’s always sad to see the world lose another great, as things seem slightly less brighter.

Ursula K. Le Guin was 88 years old.

Via NYT