Fans Pay Tribute To Ursula K. Le Guin. She Has Passed Away At 88

Date January 24, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin, who made a name as one of the most creative science fiction writers in the US, has passed away. The formal announcement was made via her official Twitter account on Tuesday.

In the span of her career, this prolific writer produced over 20 novels and more than 100 short stories. Her most popular works are the Earthsea series. This was a collection of five books and eight short stories.

In 2004, a mini-series on the Sci Fi channel, “Legend of Earthsea”, was created as an adaptation of the popular book series.

In 1969, she also wrote The Left Hand of Darkness. The book was set on the planet Gethen. And all the inhabitants were ambisexual. Ursula was best known for her adoption of mythical concepts, such as magic and afterlife, fused with science, to tackle everyday human problems. She was keen on exploring the human condition but in a creative and often non-antagonistic way.

Condolence messages are pouring in

Following the announcement, fans have been sending in their condolences and heartfelt tributes to the much-loved writer. Some popular writers also sent in their tributes.

She loved to explore the concept of mortality

Ursula was deeply interested in the essence of existence. She shared her thoughts in many of her books, and some have become very memorable quotes. This was taken from The Farthest Shore, the third book in the Earthsea series.

Life rises out of death, death rises out of life; in being opposite they yearn to each other, they give birth to each other and are forever reborn.

Some fans also shared this memorable quotes from the inspiring writer.

In 2000, the US Library of Congress designated her a Living Legend. This was in recognition of her contribution to American literary culture. And Ursula was never big on making money. She is reported to have deemphasized attention on profit and encouraged writers and publishers to follow suit.

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