Science fiction and fantasy writer and self-proclaimed feminist Ursula K. Le Guin died Monday. She was 88.
"The Left Hand of Darkness," the most famous of her more than 20 novels, won both the Nebula and Hugo awards and told the story of a planet with genderless beings. Le Guin's work has been translated into more than 40 languages.
In 2003, Le Guin was named a grand master of science fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She was one of only five women to receive that honor.
Le Guin is survived by her husband, fellow Fulbright scholar Charles Le Guin; two daughters; two brothers and four grandchildren.