I just wanted to take a moment to say farewell to one of my favorite science fiction writers. Le Guin was introduced to me by my wife a decade ago with the book “The Dispossessed”. The Vrapnahr’s anarchist collective in “Mudd Slide” is very loosely based on the Odonians in that story. Le Guin is one of those writers who’s work is incredibly focused and solid, so much so that any of her books would make for amazing cinema. It’s a shame so little of it has been adapted. Living so close by to her, I’d always hoped we might have a run in, even for a moment of quick pleasantries. It’s sad to think that’s impossible now.