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, Ursula K(roeber) Born 1929.


American writer of science fiction. Her works include The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) and the Earthsea series of fantasy books for children.


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Science fiction writer, born in Berkeley, California, USA. She studied at Radcliffe College and Columbia University, and became a prolific writer both for adults and children. Her ‘Hainish’ novels include Rocannon’s World (1966) and The Left Hand of Darkness (1969). Her ‘Earth Sea’ trilogy contains A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and The Farthest Shore (1972). Later works include the children’s book Tehanu (1990), and two collections of short stories, A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (1994) and Changing Planes (2003).See also American literature, Berkeley.Major works:Novels Three Hainish Novels (1978), later (1996) as Worlds of Exile and Illusion (1966) Rocannon’s World (1966) Planet of Exile (1967) City of Illusions The Hainish Series also includes (1969) The Left Hand of...    Continue Reading
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