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Books by Ursula K. Le Guin

in reverse chronological order


Gifts, Harcourt, September, 2004

The Other Wind, Harcourt 2001

The Telling, Harcourt 2000

Always Coming Home, Harper & Row 1985, UCPress 2000

Tehanu, Atheneum 1990, Bantam 1991

The Eye of the Heron, Harper & Row 1983, Bantam 1983

The Beginning Place, Harper & Row 1980, Bantam 1981

Malafrena, Putnam 1979, Berkley 1980

Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, Atheneum 1976, Bantam 1978

The Word for World is Forest, Putnam 1976, Berkley 1976

The Dispossessed, An Ambiguous Utopia, Harper & Row 1974, Avon 1975

The Farthest Shore, Atheneum 1972, Bantam 1975

The Lathe of Heaven, Scribners 1971, Avon 1972

The Tombs of Atuan, Atheneum 1970, Bantam 1975

The Left Hand of Darkness, Walker 1969, Ace 1969, Harper & Row 1980

A Wizard of Earthsea, Houghton Mifflin 1968, Ace 1970

City of Illusion, Ace 1967, Harper & Row 1978

Planet of Exile, Ace 1966, Harper & Row 1978

Rocannon's World, Ace 1966, Harper & Row 1977

Story Collections

Changing Planes, Harcourt, 2003

The Birthday of the World, HarperCollins, 2002

Tales from Earthsea, Harcourt 2001

Unlocking the Air, HarperCollins 1996

Four Ways to Forgiveness, Harper Prism 1995

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Harper Prism 1994

Searoad, HarperCollins 1991

Buffalo Gals, and Other Animal Presences, Capra 1987, NAL 1988

The Compass Rose, Harper & Row 1982, Bantam 1983

Orsinian Tales, Harper & Row 1976, Bantam 1977

The Wind's Twelve Quarters, Harper & Row 1975, Bantam 1976


Sixty Odd, Shambhala, 1999

Going Out with Peacocks, HarperCollins 1994

Blue Moon Over Thurman Street (with Roger Dorband),NewSage 1994

Wild Oats and Fireweed, Harper & Row 1988

Hard Words, Harper & Row 1981

Wild Angels, Capra 1974


Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral, U. of New Mexico Press, 2003

Kalpa Imperial, by Angelica Gorodischer, Small Beer Press, 2003

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way, Shambhala 1997

The Twins, the Dream/Las Gemelas, El Sueño (with Diana Bellessi), Arte Publico 1997, Editorial Norma 1998


The Wave in the Mind, Shambhala, 2004

Steering the Craft, Eighth Mountain 1998

Dancing at the Edge of the World, revised ed.,HarperCollines 1992

The Language of the Night, Grove 1989

Table of Contents

  1. Le Guin Introduces Le Guin
  2. On Fantasy and Science Fiction
    • Intro
    • Why are American's Afraid of Dragons?
    • Dreams Must Explain Themselves
    • National Book Award Acceptance Speech
    • The Child and the Shadow
    • Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction
    • From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
    • American SF and The Other
    • Science Fiction and Mrs Brown
    • Do-It-Yourself Cosmology
  3. The Book is What is Real
    • Introduction to Rocannon's World
    • Intro to Planet of Exile
    • Intro to City of Illusions
    • Intro to The World for World Is Forest
    • Intro to The Left Hand of Darkness
    • Is Gender Necessary? Redux
    • The Staring Eye
    • The Modest One
    • Intro to Star Songs of an Old Primate
  4. Telling the Truth
    • Intro
    • Intro to The Altered I
    • Talking About Writing
    • Escape Routes
  5. Pushing at the limits
    • Intro
    • The Stalin in the Soul
    • The Stone Ax and the Muskoxen

For Children

Tom Mouse, Roaring Brook 2002

Jane On Her Own, Orchard 1999

Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings, Orchard 1994

Fish Soup, Atheneum 1992

A Ride on the Red Mare's Back, Orchard 1992

Fire and Stone, Atheneum 1989

Catwings Return, Orchard 1989

Catwings, Orchard 1988

A Visit from Dr. Katz, Atheneum 1988

Solomon Leviathan, Philomel 1988

Cobbler's Rune, Cheap Street 1983

Leese Webster, Atheneum 1979

Screenplay in Book Format

King Dog, Capra 1985


No Boats, Ygor & Buntho Make books Press 1992

In the Red Zone (with Henk Pander) Lord John 1983

Tillai and Tylissos (with Theodora Kroeber) Red Bull 1979

The Water is Wide. Portland: Pendragon Press, 1976, ISBN 0-914010-03-4.

Walking in Cornwall, np 1976. Reprinted, Crescent Moon, 2008

The Art of Bunditsu, Ygor & Buntho Make books Press 1993

A Winter Solstice Ritual (with Vonda N. McIntyre) Ygor & Buntho Make books Press 1991

Findings, Ox Head 1992


The Norton Book of Science Fiction (with Brian Attebery and Karen Fowler), Norton 1993

Edges (with Virginia Kidd) PocketBooks 1980

Interfaces (with Virginia Kidd) Grosset & Dunlap 1980

Nebula Award Stories 11, Harper & Row 1977
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