Ursula K. Le Guin’s name is one that has loomed large in American fiction for the last few decades. Her work in science fiction and speculative fiction has investigated bold and essential questions surrounding things that we take for granted, while her Earthsea books memorably display a different side of her storytelling abilities. Le Guin has also written an abundance of nonfiction, and a book due out from Small Beer Press in October, Words Are My Matter, collects fifteen years’ worth of it. Are we excited to read this? We are indeed.