Earthsea

The only book by Ursula Le Guin, outside the Earthsea series, which has received consistent attention from artists and illustrators is The Left Hand of Darkness.
Asni’s Art Blog: Beyond Earthsea

Asni’s Art Blog: Beyond Earthsea

The only book by Ursula Le Guin, outside the Earthsea series, which has received consistent attention from artists and illustrators is The Left Hand of Darkness. Read More »

Rewind: Interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin

Rewind: Interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin

A reprise of our interview with the champion of art and authors - Ursula K. Le Guin Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 5)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 5)

By and large, the illustrators on DeviantArt are far more respectful of how the characters are described by the author, than the professional illustrators responsible for the various cover versions. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 4)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 4)

In this post, I would like to introduce my own visual interpretation of Earthsea and its places and characters Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 3)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 3)

I picked up the animated movie version from Studio Ghibli and was delighted to see Tenar pop up again. There must be a fourth book then! Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 1)

The first thing to note is that there don't appear to be a lot of pictorial representations of Earthsea. The second thing is that artists seem to have a hard time visualizing the characters of the book the way they have been described by the author. Read More »

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 4

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 4

A few recommendations from some of the greatest minds in the industry of what you should be reading. Read More »

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea.... Read More »

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin

R. K. Troughton interviews Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin. Read More »