Ursula K. Le Guin is one of my favorite writers.
I’m not the only one who feels that way. She has a long-spanning career that features some of the best books ever written. When I read Left Hand of Darkness it college, it changed how I viewed gender and science fiction. And as I made my way through her other novels, I quickly realized that she is a treasure, a genius, a cornerstone of science fiction, and an important voice in equality.
I met her for the first time several years ago at Get Lit at the Beach, a festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon created by author Terry Brooks. The weekend celebrates books. Ursula is a proud Oregonian, she loves books obviously, and I found her to be as smart and enchanting as I view her writing.
I want other people to have the chance at learning more about this amazing writer, even if they can’t meet her in person.
This is why I am featuring the Kickstarter for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a film documentary featuring Urusla, her life, her work, and the importance of books.
Watch this short video:
The filmmakers have to raise $80,000 to fulfill the prerequisite of getting a larger grant to finish putting the documentary together. Click HERE to help out! Ursula approves of this documentary and is lending her name and time to it. Here is what the funds will be used for:
“We’ve already completed the film’s research phase, and amassed most of the interviews, photographs, and other materials we need. The money we raise during this campaign will go toward specific finishing costs: Paying our editor [60%], Licensing archival material [20%], Bankrolling the film’s musical score [20%]”
I hope you’ll consider in funding this project. It sounds like a wonderful one and I really want to own something like this!
So help out if you can! And if you haven’t read Left Hand of Darkness, definitely do so. It’s fantastic.
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.” He also edited the bestselling anthology Unfettered.