Via Dr. Myers:

I am:

Ursula K. LeGuin

Perhaps the most admired writing talent in the science fiction field.

Which science fiction writer are you?

I’m was a big fan of the Earthsea series, so I’m pretty happy with this outcome. I’ve drifted away from SF since, and haven’t read any of LeGuin’s work aimed more at adults. What does the blogosphere recommend?


  1. #1 Jon
    January 28, 2007

    The Lathe of Heaven, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed are all fantastic books and are the best introduction to LeGuin’s SF.

  2. #2 MikeQ
    January 28, 2007

    I was hoping for LeGuin when I took the quiz, but you can’t win ’em all.

    I’ve only read her children’s works, but I would not recommend the recent follow-ups to the Earthsea series. They’re OK, and in some cases better than OK, but they’re too hit or miss. Besides, Ged isn’t a character in them, and who wants that?

    If you do want to read one of her Earthsea follow-up books I recommend the collection of short stories on Earthsea background as the best of the lot.

  3. #3 Greg
    January 29, 2007

    Frankly, everything she has ever written. More or less in order since her wisdom continues to deepen.

    Short stories : ‘The day before the revolution’ in ‘The wind’s twelve quarters’; ‘Solitude’ in ‘The birthday of the world’; all four in ‘Four ways to forgiveness’, then reread the one you didn’t like.

    ‘Always coming home’.. read a few random chapters every couple of months. After a few years, when you start to think you know what it is about, argue with her.

    When you tire of the intellectual ‘Dispossessed’ and the rest of the Ekumen, try ‘The word for world is forest’.

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