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An Ursula K. Le Guin Bibliography: Selected Publication Chronology

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1929
Born 10/21/1929, Berkeley, California, to Alfred L. Kroeber and Theodora K. Kroeber.

1947
Enters Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1951
B.A., Radcliffe College

1952
A.M., Columbia University

1953
Fulbright Fellow in France.
Married Charles A. Le Guin, in Paris.

1954
Le Guins live in Macon, Georgia.

1956
Le Guins live in Idaho.

1959
Le Guins move to Portland, Oregon.

1960
Alfred Kroeber, Ursula's father, dies.

1961
"An die Musik" appeared in The Western Humanities Review, V. XV, No. 3, Summer 1961

1962
"April in Paris" appeared in Fantastic. According to Le Guin's preface in The Wind's Twelve Quarters, "This is the first story I ever got paid for; the second story I ever got published; and maybe the thirtieth or fortieth story I wrote." Le Guin's first fantasy story published.

1963
"Dowry of the Angyar" aka "Semley's Necklace" written
"The Masters" published in Fantastic [her first science fiction story published]
"Darkness Box" published in Fantastic

1964
"The Word of Unbinding" appeared in Fantastic
"Dowry of the Angyar" published in Amazing (later republished "Semley's Necklace")
"The Rule of Names" published in Fantastic

1966
Rocannon's World (first novel published) ("Semley's Necklace" / "Dowry of the Angyar" published as prologue)
Planet of Exile

1967
City of Illusions

1968
A Wizard of Earthsea

1969
The Left Hand of Darkness
"Nine Lives" in Playboy; rereleased 1992

1970
"Winter's King"

1971
The Tombs of Atuan
The Lathe of Heaven
Le Guin is writer-in-residence at Clarion West science fiction workshop, University of Washington; also teaching participant in a writers' workshop at Pacific University. [Beginning a long series of residencies & teaching at writers' workshops.]

1972
The Farthest Shore
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow"
"The Word for World Is Forest" in Again, Dangerous Visions

1973
From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" published in New Dimensions 3

1974
The Dispossessed
"The Day Before the Revolution" The Word for World Is Forest

1975
  • Dreams Must Explain Themselves.
  • The Wind's Twelve Quarters
  • "The New Atlantis"

1976
  • Orsinian Tales
  • Very Far Away from Anywhere Else
  • The Altered I: An Encounter with Science Fiction.

1978
  • The Eye of the Heron

1979
  • Le Guin's mother, Theodora Kroeber-Quinn, dies.
  • Malafrena
  • Leese Webster (chapbook for children).
  • Gwilan's Harp
  • "The Lathe of Heaven" broadcast on PBS
  • The Language of the Night

1980
  • The Beginning Place (published as Threshold, 1980, UK)
  • Interfaces, edited with Virginia Kidd. New York, NY: Ace Books, 1980.

1981
  • Hard Words and Other Poems. 1st ed.

1982
  • The Adventure of Cobbler's Rune (chapbook; "Adventures in Kroy" sequence for children).
  • The Art of Bunditsu: How to Arrange Your Bonzo -- A Form of Japanese Tabbist Meditation. Parody by Le Guin using the pen name Bunto Ursura.
  • The Compass Rose: Short Stories

1983
  • Solomon Leviathan's Nine Hundred and Thirty First Trip Around the World (chapbook; "Adventures in Kroy" sequence for children) (1983 or 1984).
  • "In the Red Zone" (chapbook)
  • "Sur"

1984
  • "The Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine of Telina-Na" (chapbook)

1985
  • Always Coming Home
  • King Dog: A Screenplay

1987
Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences

1988
Catwings (for children)
"Riding Shotgun" in Antaeus
"A Visit from Dr. Katz" (chapbook for children).
Wild Oats and Fireweed: New Poems. 1st ed.

1989
Catwings Return
Dancing at the Edge of the World
Fire and Stone with illustrator Laura Marshall.
Napa: The Roots and Springs of the Valley.
Way of the Water's Going: Images of the Northern California Coastal Range with Ernest Waugh and Allan (or Alan) Nicholson, nature photographs and excerpts of Always Coming Home.
The Blind Geometer and The Return from Rainbow Bridge - Peter Gudynas, Michael B¨o;hme, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

1990
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
Gifts of Blood: The Collected Stories of Susan Petrey
Texts.

1991
No Boats
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand

1992
Fish Soup (chapbook). 1st ed.
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back (chapbook).
Blue Moon Over Thurman Street (chapbook).

1993
The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990. 1st Ed.
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
"Earthsea Revisioned." A lecture delivered under the title: "Children, women, men and dragons" at Worlds Apart, an institute sponsored by Children's Literature New England and held from August 2 to 8, 1992 at Keble College, Oxford University, England.

1994
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea: Science Fiction Stories.
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (for children).
Going Out With Peacocks and Other Poems 1st Ed.
Buffalo Gals graphic novel
"The Matter of Seggri"

1995
Four Ways to Forgiveness.
"Coming of Age in Karhide"
"Forgiveness Day"
"A Man of the People"
"A Woman's Liberation"

1996
Unlocking the Air and Other Stories.
The Twins, the Dream: Two Voices; Las gemelas, el sueño: dos voces. With Diana Bellessi, 1946- .
"Mountain Ways"
"Solitude"

1997
Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way. A new translation by Le Guin with Jerome P. Seaton.

1998
Steering the Craft
"Tom Mouse and Ms. Howe." 1st Ed.

1999
"Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale."
Sixty Odd: New Poems.

2000
The Telling

2001
Tales From Earthsea
The Other Wind

2002
The Birthday of the World

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