Ursula K. Le Guin gets her own US postage stamp #ArtTuesday
Science fiction legend Ursula K. Le Guin gets her own US postage stamp. From USPS.Com:
The 33rd stamp in the Literary Arts series honors Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018), who expanded the scope of literature through novels and short stories that increased critical and popular appreciation of science fiction and fantasy. The stamp features a portrait of Le Guin based on a 2006 photograph. The background shows a scene from her landmark 1969 novel “The Left Hand of Darkness,” in which an envoy from Earth named Genly Ai escapes from a prison camp across the wintry planet of Gethen with Estraven, a disgraced Gethenian politician. The artist for this stamp was Donato Giancola. The art director was Antonio Alcalá. The words “three ounce” on this stamp indicate its usage value. Like a Forever stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the value printed on it.
The stamp will be coming out later this year, more details at USPS, and you can read more on Cnet
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Genly and Estraven are walking the wrong way! Orgoreyn is to the west of Karhide and they cross the northern ice cap above that mountain range.