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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was an American author of science fiction, fantasy, and children's books. She won numerous awards for her work, including five Hugo Awards, six Nebula Awards, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied at Radcliffe College and Columbia University, and then worked as a librarian and teacher. She began writing fiction in the 1950s, and her first novel, Rocannon's World, was published in 1966.

Le Guin's work is known for its exploration of themes of gender, ecology, and social justice. She was a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the science fiction and fantasy community, and her work has been praised for its groundbreaking portrayal of female characters.

Le Guin died in 2018 at the age of 88. She is considered one of the most important and influential authors of science fiction and fantasy.

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.

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The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

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Belief is the wound that knowledge heals.

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Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

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I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me.

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To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.

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Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren’t real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books.

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Truth is a matter of the imagination.

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To light a candle is to cast a shadow...

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