Publication Date: 26/03/2015 ISBN: 9781473205789 Category:

The Word for World is Forest

Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 26/03/2015 ISBN: 9781473205789 Category:
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When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered. Forced into servitude, the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal masters.

Desperation causes the Athsheans, led by Selver, to retaliate against their captors, abandoning their strictures against violence. But in defending their lives, they have endangered the very foundations of their society. For every blow against the invaders is a blow to the humanity of the Athsheans. And once the killing starts, there is no turning back.

Publisher Review

It's a compact tale, a masterclass by a powerful writer who fashions a lean narrative where others might have produced a much larger, bloated tome, and yet for all the brevity Le Guin delivers not just a narrative but a believable alien world and society in short yet compelling scenes. * FORBIDDEN PLANET * The slender book is fairly simplistic, but it's still compelling and thought-provoking. * SFX *

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