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9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments That Remind Us She Was A Superhero

Many novelists, fans, and journalists went online after her passing to share illuminating stories about her. These are our favorites.

9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments That Remind Us She Was A Superhero
[Photo: Flickr user Marian Wood Kolisch/Oregon State University]

The world has lost a celestial talent in Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88.  The beloved author was mainly known for her science fiction and fantasy writing, but she had much more to offer than the well-thumbed paperbacks that adorned the bookshelves of multiple generations. She was a feminist hero, an ardent political activist for the left, a thoughtful essayist, and a sharp-tongued interviewee. As news of her passing spread online yesterday afternoon, writers of all stripes began to share favorite anecdotes about the author, illuminating some of the many multitudes she contained. These memories of the author go a long way toward explaining why so many loved Ursula K. Le Guin as a person every bit as much as they loved her writing.

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Her Refusal to Blurb a Science Fiction Anthology With No Women

Her Anger at the Whitewashing of Her Material

Proudly Releasing An Early Rejection Letter for What Became an Award-Winning Novel

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Her Unwillingness to Indulge Certain Interview Questions—And Still Give A Beautiful Answer 

Her Response to Being Called “Iconic”

Her Rejection of Kellyanne Conway’s “Alternative Facts”

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Her Political Activist Pride

Her Anti-Amazon, Anti-Capitalist Speech at the National Book Awards

How She Wanted to Be Remembered

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