Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin was one of the greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century. Of her books, the most frequently recommended on Five Books are A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness.

Below, all the times Ursula Le Guin’s books have been recommended on Five Books.

Books by Ursula Le Guin

Interviews where books by Ursula Le Guin were recommended

Science Fiction, recommended by Scientists on Five Books

“The best science fiction is heavy on science and light on fiction,” Professor Chris Mason told us in his interview on science fiction and space travel. A geneticist and computational biologist at Cornell, he is just one of several scientists who have recommended sci-fi books on our site. Here, we’ve collected all our sci-fi books recommended by scientists—good choices for readers who like their fiction scientific.

The Best Sci Fi Books on Space Settlement, recommended by Erika Nesvold

We look to the stars and imagine a new home for humanity, an escape from the troubles that plague us here on Earth, but as astrophysicist Erika Nesvold points out, many of our problems will join us on our voyage. Here, she selects five science fiction books that illuminate the challenges and possible conflicts we’ll face if we head for this new frontier.   

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