Beloved sci-fi writer Ursula Okay. Le Guin is honored together with her personal US postage stamp. 


Fans of writer Ursula Okay. Le Guin can ship their snail mail in true sci-fi model with new US postage stamps honoring her spectacular literary legacy. 

The United States Postal Service revealed Friday that the 33rd stamp in the Literary Arts series of postage stamps honors Ursula K. Le Guin, who elevated important and fashionable appreciation of sci-fi and fantasy books. She died in 2018. 

The new collectible stamp incorporates a portrait of Le Guin by artist Donato Giancola that is based mostly on a 2006 {photograph}. The background reveals a scene from her 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness. In it, an envoy from Earth named Genly Ai escapes from a jail camp within the snowy planet of Gethen with a disgraced Gethenian politician. 

The stamp will formally be launched be later this yr, with the phrases “three ounce” on it to point its utilization worth. As with  Forever stamps, this one will at all times be legitimate for the worth printed on it. 

In addition to Le Guin’s literary stamp, the US Postal Service introduced a brand new set of stamps honoring NASA’s dedication to solar science.

The new 20-stamp set options 10 photos that remember the science behind NASA’s ongoing exploration of our nearest star. The photos present occasions reminiscent of photo voltaic flares, sunspots and coronal loops, according to the NASA blog.

The daring colours on the stamps don’t signify the precise colours of the solar as perceived by human eyes. Rather, NASA colorized every stamp in accordance with  wavelengths that reveal or spotlight particular options of the solar’s exercise, according to the USPS blog.

The stamps had been designed with digital photos from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft launched in February 2010 to observe the solar from geosynchronous orbit over the craft’s floor station in New Mexico.

Customers should purchase the brand new stamps by the USPS Postal Store or at submit workplace places nationwide. 

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