The acclaimed author of “The Left Hand of Darkness,” Ursula K. Le Guin, has died at the age of 88 at her home in Portland, Oregon.
The book, which has been widely praised, was a depiction of a science fiction world with neither male nor females. She also authored the “Earthsea” series, another work of science fiction. Her book have been translated into 40 different languages and have sold millions of copies world-wide.
Her family says that she had been in poor health in recent weeks. Le Guin leaves behind two daughters, Caroline and Elisabeth Le Guin; two brothers, Theodore and Clifton Kroeber; and four grandchildren. (source) 5:54 p.m. ET January 23, 2018