Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and More Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and More Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin, prolific fantasy author best known for writing The Earthsea Cycle and The Hainish Cycle, passed away yesterday in her home in Portland, Oregon, at age eighty-eight. Le Guin is widely regarded as the greatest fantasy writer of her generation, and one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time, akin, some would say, to Tolkien, Lewis or any of the other leading world-builders.     Le Guin, rightfully, had an absolutely enormous fanbase, including some of the most famous authors alive, including Stephen King, Michael Chabon, and Neil Gaiman.    King tweeted, calling Le Guin a ‘literary icon.’ …