I was hoping somebody who was better-positioned to discuss her work would step up to the plate, but since I know many commenters will want to discuss it we should observe the death of the great fiction writer Ursula Le Guin. I will delegate to Margaret Atwood while noting her response to a request to blurb an all-male anthology:
[Via LGM reader CER]
And Mark E. Smith, the singer and songwriter who was The Fall, died today. R.I.P.