Happy birthday to one of my favorite authors of all time, Ursula K Le Guin.
She has been one of the authors that has inspired me and also a pioneer for science fiction women writers. Before her success, often women writers had to use initials or male pseudonyms to get published.
Some examples would be Andre Norton and C.J. Cherryh who are both also amazing writers in their own right.
But Ursula is unique. She wrote thought provoking works in the genre and did it with an undeniably female name.
She also writes poetry and literature, fables and fantasy. I have a number of her short story collections from the Birthday of the World and Worlds of Exile and Illusion, to many others.
She deserves a better post but alas my computer is having issues so this will have to do.
Another book I own and highly recommend is the Dispossessed. Also The Left Hand of Darkness is a classic which I also own.
For fantasy fans her Earthsea trilogy is also well done. My favorite out of those was Tombs of the Atuan. She is a true hero to me and an inspiration.
She is an example of what is possible to achieve in the field and that the only limitations really are in the mind and what one believes is possible.