Top 10 fantasy freaks and gaming geeks
5. Ursula K. LeGuin
Best known for her "Earthsea" series and other richly imagined novels, LeGuin also writes poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories. She sure racks up the literary awards: five Hugos, six Nebulas, the Gandalf Grand Master, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master, and 19 Locus awards (the latter figure tops any other author). Along with Marion Zimmer Bradley ("The Mists of Avalon"), LeGuin proved that women can be part of the sci-fi and fantasy boys-only club, and infuse the genre with esoteric themes – Taoism, feminism, anarchism – her peers shied away from.