A list of fan-written stories & poems for the Earthsea series by Ursula Le Guin. Compiled by the Espresso Addict

about Earthsea

The Earthsea universe was created by Ursula Le Guin in 1964. The series now includes five novels – A Wizard of Earthsea, Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu & The Other Wind – and several short stories & novellas, many of which are collected in Tales from Earthsea. Parts of the series have been loosely adapted for television as Legend of Earthsea, and as an anime film, Gedo Senki: Tales from Earthsea. For more information, see The Isolate Tower: An Earthsea Compendium.

about the masterlist

This masterlist contains stories & poems written in the Earthsea universe by fans and freely available on the internet as of August 2012. Earthsea belongs to Ursula Le Guin, and no copyright infringement is intended by these purely amateur works. A few works labelled as Earthsea have been excluded as having little or no link with the universe.

To suggest works for inclusion, make corrections or request that your information be changed or removed, contact the Espresso Addict via the diary or e-mail links on the menu.


A complete list by author is available, or works can be selected via the menus by the asterisked items in the list below.

Click the name for more information on the author, where available, as well as a list of all the author's works

general; teen; mature

The different rating schemes in various archives have been consolidated as shown. Unrated stories have been assigned a rating

Unfinished works are marked 'WIP'; in most cases these appear to have been abandoned. All other works are complete

If no author summary is available, a short quotation is given

available at
Up to three sites where the work can be accessed freely online

Crossovers are highlighted, with the crossover fandom stated. All crossovers are listed here

stories: drabble (100 words); ficlet (100500 words); short vignette (5001000 words); long vignette (10001500 words); short story (15002500 words); medium story (25005000 words); long story (50008000 words); novelette (800015,000); novella (15,00040,000 words); novel (over 40,000 words)
poems: short poem (20 lines or under); long poem (over 20 lines)

main characters*
Up to three major characters

none: no romantic or sexual relationship; m/f: romantic or sexual relationship between male & female characters ('het'); m/m: between male characters ('slash'); f/f: between female characters ('femslash')

A romantic or sexual relationship has been interpreted conservatively; stories are marked as containing a pairing if there is any evidence of a relationship, or even just UST. Conversely, stories marked 'none' should be safe for the relationship phobic. Pairing details are not stated, but are usually obvious from the list of major characters

The source(s) on which the work is primarily based: Le Guin's books, as well as the adaptations for television and film. If characters from different sources appear, the work is tagged with both; for example, a work in which Vetch meets Seserakh would be given as both A Wizard of Earthsea & The Other Wind

time set
The main time period during which the work is set. This usually reflects the source text, but there are some exceptions; for example, a work using the concept of dragon-humans might be set during A Wizard of Earthsea

date published*
Date of the earliest known online publication

written for
The challenge or ficathon for which the work was written, if any, is highlighted here. Click the link for more details