- Sequel Gap: Eighteen years between The Farthest Shore and Tehanu.
- What Could Have Been: She was herself very keen on a planned adaptation by Michael Powell (director of A Matter of Life and Death) whose films she admired and believed that his vision aligned with hers. She co-wrote the screenplay with Powell and regretted it when it didn't get funding. The screenplay has been published but is now out of print.
- The Wiki Rule: The Earthsea Wiki.
- Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: LeGuin was open from the start that she had no idea what any place on the gigantic world map was like until a story visited it. At least half were left still a mystery at the time of her death.
SciFi Channel miniseries
- Billing Displacement: Amanda Tapping is credited among the other major actors, but her actual screentime is literally under ten seconds.
- Disowned Adaptation: Ursula K. Le Guin loathed the miniseries.
- Romance on the Set: Mark Hildreth (Jasper) and Kristin Kreuk (Tenar).