Best-selling author Ursula K. Le Guin dead at 88

Best-selling author Ursula K. Le Guin dead at 88

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ursula Okay. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction author who explored feminist themes and was greatest recognized for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.

A household assertion posted Tuesday on Le Guin’s verified Twitter account says she handed away peacefully on Monday.

Along with her fantasy and science fiction novels, Le Guin wrote quick tales, poetry and literature for younger adults.

She gained fame in 1969 with “The Left Hand of Darkness,” which entails a radical investigation of gender roles.

Her feminist-themed 1983 “Left-Handed Graduation Handle” at Mills Faculty was ranked one of many high 100 speeches of the 20th century by researchers on the College of Wisconsin and Texas A&M College.

The Earthsea books have bought within the tens of millions in 16 languages.