Masterworks Spotlight: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters & The Compass Rose

As part of our comprehensive re-publication of the genre works of Ursula K. Le Guin, we are delighted to present an SF Masterworks edition of two of her finest collections.

Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field – and is likewise feted beyond the confines of the genre. The Wind’s Twelve Quarters was her first collection and it brings together some of finest short fiction, including the Hugo Award-winning ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’, the Nebula Award-winning ‘The Day Before the Revolution’, and the Hugo-nominated ‘Winter’s King’, which gave readers their first glimpse of the world later made famous in her Hugo- and Nebula-winning masterpiece The Left Hand of Darkness.

This is an omnibus of two essential collections of stories from a multi-award-winning Grand Master and one of the most important and vibrant voices in modern literature.

The Wind’s Twelve Quarters & The Compass Rose is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and the two individual collections are available as Gateway eBooks:

You can find more of Ursula K. Le Guin’s books via her Author page on the Gateway website and read about her in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and at her website.