Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most celebrated writers of her generation, recipient of multiple Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Brian Attebery, editor, is professor of English at Idaho State University and the editor of Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He edited The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1997) with Ursula K. Le Guin and Karen Joy Fowler and is the author of Stories About Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth (2014) and Decoding Gender in Science Fiction (2002), among other books.
"Genre cannot contain Ursula Le Guin: she is a genre in herself." --Zadie Smith
"Ursula Le Guin can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory."
"Belongs in the library of everyone who enjoys the best that science fiction has to offer." --Locus Magazine