Margaret Atwood Explains Why A Wizard Of Earthsea Is A Masterpiece

Every month the Wall Street Journal's Book Club features a famous author leading its readers through a discussion of a book of their choice. This month, it's Margaret Atwood, and she's chosen Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. » 10/16/14 3:40pm 10/16/14 3:40pm

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to a Totally Deserving Ursula K. Le Guin

The National Book Foundation's announced that this year's recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters is Ursula K. Le Guin. In an added bit of joy to an already excellent piece of news, Neil Gaiman will present her with the award. » 9/11/14 4:00am 9/11/14 4:00am

10 Reasons Why Le Guin's Earthsea Books Can Still Change Your Life

We live in a time of riches, as far as fantasy book series go — tons of sprawling sagas are being told, by authors with a huge diversity of styles. But if you want a life-changing visit to a fantasy world, you can't do any better than Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea. Here are ten reasons Le Guin's fantasy series still… » 11/06/13 10:00am 11/06/13 10:00am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Series That Started Out as Trilogies

Star Wars isn't the only universe that started out as a tight little trilogy and then expanded to include more installments and added adventures. Plenty of authors start out intending to write just three books... and then wind up with a sprawling 12-book series, with no end in sight. » 3/22/12 3:32pm 3/22/12 3:32pm

A Whole Month of Earthsea Discussions, with Charles Yu, Lev Grossman,…

If you're lucky enough to be in New York, then October is going to be a brilliant month for you — the Center for Fiction is putting on a whole month of science fiction and fantasy discussions, in honor of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. It's all part of "The Big Read," a month-long program focusing on a… » 9/28/11 9:40am 9/28/11 9:40am

Worst television versions of science fiction and fantasy books

The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments. » 11/01/10 3:34pm 11/01/10 3:34pm

Science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you deal with death

Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and this week's Doctor Who crossover both served up poignant meditations on death. But fantastic stories often explore the darkest frontier of them all: Here are 12 other great stories to help you to cope with mortality. » 10/27/10 10:52am 10/27/10 10:52am

19 fictional islands you can visit now that Lost is over

On Sunday, you'll have your last visit to Lost's mysterious island, so what fictional islands should you visit next? Luckily, science fiction is full of weird islands full of secrets, so call your metafictional travel agent today! » 5/21/10 1:20pm 5/21/10 1:20pm