Ursula K. Le Guin is an American author of science fiction, fantasy and children’s books, as well as a poet. Her trademarks involving imagining new worlds with unique politics, environments, genders, religions, sexualities and cultures. Ursula is best known for her Hainish and Earthsea series. Her influences include Philip K. Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling and Norse mythology. She has influenced authors like Neil Gaiman, Iain Banks and Christopher Paolini.

Ursula became a published author in 1959 with the poem Folksong from the Montayna Province. Her first novel was the beginning of her Hainish Cycle, Rocannon’s World – quickly followed by Planet of Exile. Both novels were published in 1966. Below is a list of Ursula K. Le Guin’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Hainish Cycle Books


Rocannon's World(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planet of Exile(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Illusions(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Left Hand of Darkness(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dispossessed(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Word for World is Forest(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Ways to Forgiveness(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Telling(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Earthsea Cycle Books


A Wizard of Earthsea(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tombs of Atuan(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Farthest Shore(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tehanu(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Wind(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Earthsea Collections


The Earthsea Quartet(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales from Earthsea(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Earthsea Non-Fiction Books


Earthsea Revisioned(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Adventures In Kroy Books


The Adventure of Cobbler's Rune(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Solomon Leviathan's Nine-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Catwings Books


Catwings(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catwings Return(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jane On Her Own(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat Dreams(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Catwings Collections


Tales of the Catwings(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Tales of the Catwings(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chronicles Of The Western Shore Books


Gifts(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Powers(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Unreal and the Real Collections


Where on Earth(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outer Space, Inner Lands(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Lathe of Heaven(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Very Far Away from Anywhere Else(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eye of the Heron(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Malafrena(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beginning Place(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Always Coming Home(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Searoad: Chronicles of Klatsand(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Changing Planes(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lavinia(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Water is Wide(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leese Webster(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gwilan's Harp(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Visionary: The Life Story of Flicker of the Serpentine of Telina-Na(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Lives(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Gals: Won't You Come Out Tonight(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Girls(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Wild Angels(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orsinian Tales(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind's Twelve Quarters(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking in Cornwall(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nebula Award Stories 11(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Words and Other Poems(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Compass Rose(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Red Zone(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Visionary, Wonders Hidden(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Moon Over Thurman Street(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going Out with Peacocks and Other Poems(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unlocking the Air and Other Stories(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sixty Odd: New Poems(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Incredible Good Fortune: New Poems(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon Lords and Warrior Women(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finding My Elegy(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2014(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


A Visit from Dr. Katz(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and Stone(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fish Soup(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ride on the Red Mare's Back(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Mouse(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


From Elfland to Poughkeepsie(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreams Must Explain Themselves(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Language of the Night(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steering the Craft(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing at the Edge of the World(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way of the Water's Going(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wave in the Mind(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheek by Jowl(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World Split Open(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Very Far Away from Anywhere Else was also published as A Very Long Way from Anywhere Else. The Beginning Place is also titled Threshold. The Visionary, Wonders Hidden was co-authored with Scott Russell Sanders. Dragon Lords and Warrior Women was co-authored with Katharine Kerr, Vonda N. McIntyre and Sherwood Smith. The World Split Open also includes contributions by Edward P. Jones, Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson and Wallace Stegner.

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