You and Ursula LeGuin are my favorite science fiction authors. Alas, LeGuin passed away, and so I find myself (having read her entire science fiction oeuvre already) looking for more authors that can write like her. There's a sort of transcendent quality to her writing that it's hard to put my finger on. At the same time, she looked at humanity head-on, with neither delusion nor cynicism. Could you recommend some other writers like her? I'm sorry if the question is vague or incoherent.


The first author that comes to mind is Octavia Butler. I started with Wild Seed and the Xenogenesis series. I highly recommend them