Ursula K. Le Guin
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1929
Date of Death: 2018
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Religion: Atheism
Occupation: Author of Fiction, Author of Non-Fiction, Educator, Editor, Poet
Parents: Alfred Louis Kroeber;
Theodora Kracaw
Spouse: Charles Le Guin
Children: Three
Fictional Appearances:
Set in the Future
Appearance(s): "The Great Unknown"
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, the Earthsea fantasy series, the ambiguous short standalone piece "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas," and the Catwings adventures for children. She also wrote copious non-fiction. Many of her stories used anthropologists or cultural observers as protagonists, and touch upon controversial matters including gender and sexuality.

Ursula K. Le Guin in Earthgrip[]

Ursula K. Le Guin was a Middle English writer who was studied in Jennifer Logan's class at Saugus Central University. Le Guin's reputation among humans had suffered in the nearly thousand years since her death. While her writing was still regarded as aesthetically pleasing, the issues she addressed were considered to be outdated and irrelevant to society as a whole, on the eve of the year 3000.

Conversely, Le Guin's oeuvre found a renaissance in translation among the Foitani, who were intrigued by her views on sexuality and gender. In particular, Foitani enjoyed The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), set on the planet Gethen, where all people have self-enforcing intersex and/or transgender qualities built into their DNA. The fictional Gethenites were remarkably similar to the Foitani's own genetic makeup, which was not without abnormalities. However, there were several obvious differences between the two, which became even more painfully apparent with the discovery of a powerful ancient artifact.[1]


  1. E.g., 3xT, pgs. 549, 681-682, HC.