Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

Join in the fun as the legendary science fiction author, essayist, and poet Ursula K. Le Guin visits PCC. Many of Ursula's books are available in the PCC Library.  

Join in the fun as the legendary science fiction author, essayist, and poet Ursula K. Le Guin visits PCC! All events are free and open to PCC students, faculty and staff. See A Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin for more information about this event.

Books Available through the PCC Library

The PCC Library has many books written by Ursula K. Le Guin that are available for immediate checkout or for placing a hold. Additionally, books about Ursula offer a variety of perspectives on the writer, the readers, and the books.

Selected Book Reviews

The Left Hand of Darkness
A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can choose and change their gender.
The Dispossessed
The first book in the Hainish series. These works are not numbered. As Le Guin writes: "People write me nice letters asking what order they ought to read my science fiction books in … The thing is, they aren't a cycle or a saga. They do not form a coherent history. There are some clear connections among them, yes, but also some extremely murky ones. And some great discontinuities.”
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand
In these stories, connected loosely but powerfully by their rugged Pacific Northwest setting, LeGuin portrays residents of a small Oregon shore town with sympathy and no sentiment. Many of the tales center around women drawn together in threes - mother, daughter, grandmother - by illness or death.
Voices
The second book of the Annals of the Western Shores, Voices is a haunting and gripping coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of violence, intolerance and magic.
Powers
The third book of the Annals of the Western Shores. Young Gav’s memory is so strong that he sometimes "remembers" things that are going to happen in the future. In what becomes a treacherous journey for freedom, Gav's greatest test of all is facing his powers so that he can come to understand himself and finally find a true home.
Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country
A selection of Le Guin’s poetry and drawings.
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
This collection of short stories includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin stories, such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley’s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them".
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Anthology of Le Guin’s talks, essays, reviews and more.

Recommended websites

Ursula K. Le Guin's Poetry
Links from the author's website to some of her poetry.
Ursula K. Le Guin's Website
Read the author's blog, bio and more.