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Bonnie Burton, January 15, 2021
Fans of author Ursula K. Le Guin can send their snail mail in true sci-fi style with new US postage stamps honoring her impressive literary legacy.
The United States Postal Service revealed Friday that the 33rd stamp in its Literary Arts series honors Le Guin, who increased critical and popular appreciation of sci-fi and fantasy books. She died in 2018.
The collectible stamp features a portrait of Le Guin by artist Donato Giancola that’s based on a 2006 photograph. The background shows a scene from her 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness. In it, an envoy from Earth named Genly Ai escapes from a prison camp on the snowy planet of Gethen with a disgraced Gethenian politician.