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These Ursula K. Le Guin Collections Would Make a Mighty Fine Gift for Your Favorite Reader (Or Yourself)

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Fans of literary legend Ursula K. Le Guin have probably already heard about her new story collections, but here’s a reminder—and also a heads up for anyone looking to read more of her work. You can’t really tell from the cover art, but these volumes are massive hardcovers that are well worth adding to any home library.

Novella collection The Found and the Lost, which contains every one of Le Guin’s works in that format, runs over 1,000 pages; wide-ranging short-story collection The Unreal and the Real, whose entries were chosen and curated by the author, is just over 800.

Publisher Simon & Schuster brags, with good reason:

As you likely already know, Ursula K. Le Guin is an American treasure and has influenced several bestselling writers today, including Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Zadie Smith, Neil Gaiman and countless others. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe her groundbreaking work in worldbuilding speculative fiction, gender and environmentalism. She has won every major SFF award as well as accolades from PEN, the National Book Foundation and more. She is also a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master and a Library of Congress Living Legend.


Both volumes are out October 18—or if you hold out until November 15, you can pick up the boxed set.