Ursula K. LeGuin, Novelist & Poet, The Left Hand of Darkness, 1966
Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was an American novelist. She worked mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction, and authored children's books, short stories, poetry, and essays. Her writing was first published in the 1960s and often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. In 2016, The New York Times described her as "America's greatest living science fiction writer", although she said that she would prefer to be known as an "American novelist".