Yes, sad indeed. Lost another great author. :/
Thanks for the link to this thread, I had not heard, yet.
To anyone wishing to read or reread her book 'The Left Hand of Darkness', I have an international Bookray in progress: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/546146
In addition, I also have the book, 'Killing Me Softly: Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love', that contains a short story by Le Guin that continues in the same universe as 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. I received this book last year via a bookbox. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14624858/
The short story is titled, 'Unchosen Love'. I have not read it, yet. But, if anyone is interested in reading it, I will put this book next on my reading list.