Brain Pickings: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries

As a kid, I loved to read science fiction books … Asimov, Heinlein, PK Dick, Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke … and Ursula K. Le Guin. I first got a sense of her incredible mind reading The Left Hand of Darkness, for which she won both of sci-fi writing’s highest honors: The Hugo and Nebula Awards.

So here Ursula K. Le Guin appears over forty years later, in a thoughtfully written piece about the sacredness of libraries … and no mention of her legendary status among the Pantheon of science fiction writers! I can’t wait to read her book, which forms the basis of the post. In the meantime, I think you’ll find the distillation to be informative and rich with wisdom.