Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory meet with Ursula K. Le Guin in Le Guin’s house in Portland. The conversation begins with a discussion of Le Guin’s parents and their influence of her becoming a writer. Le Guin discusses her influences and early work before she was published. Le Guin notes that she did not read much science fiction when young in spite of now being known primarily as a science fiction writer. Much of the discussion centers around two of Le Guin’s novels: The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. A considerable portion of the discussion hinges on the work and recent death of Philip K. Dick. An edited version of the interview appears on pages 175 to 195 of Alive and Writing: Interviews with American Authors of the 1980s, ed. Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory, University of Illinois Press, 1987.