Le Guin is one of my top ten favorite writers on the planet. For a very long time, The Dispossessed was my favorite book -- that, and The Lathe of Heaven, and The Word for World Is Forest, and Always Coming Home...well, then there were her short stories. Brilliant short stories.
Then Octavia Butler showed up, and I had two favorites. And lately I have discovered Eleanor Arnason, so 3 favorites...but hey, this is an excellent problem to have.
In any case, Ursula Le Guin is not only 80 years old, she is still writing brilliant fiction.
Wow. How cool is that?