Ursula K. le Guin
Book 3 of Ekumen
Harper & Row
Published: Jan 2, 1967
''Le Guin writes in quiet, straightforward sentences about people who feel they are being torn apart by massive forces in society--technological, political, economic--and who fight courageously to remain whole.'' --New York Times Book Review
''As good as any contemporary at creating worlds, imaginary or our own . . . Le Guin writes with painstaking intelligence. Her characters are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace.'' --Time
Ursula Le Guin was born in 1929 into an academic family. She was educated at Radcliffe and Columbia, taking degrees in Romance Literatures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. She began publishing sf stories in the early 1960s and is the author of The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, two of the most celebrated novels in sf.