The Word for World Is Forest
The award-winning masterpiece by one of today’s most honored writers! The Word for World is ForestWhen 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... show more
The award-winning masterpiece by one of today’s most honored writers! The Word for World is ForestWhen 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.
Publish date: July 6th 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Hainish Cycle (#6)
This was gorgeous and bittersweet take on the clash of cultures, colonization, slavery. I get why it's some people's Le Guin's favorite. I actually finished it the same day I started, it so gripped me (just happened that my connection swallowed my first review and I've been sulking... I mean, one ti...
Other reviews have spoken. They have found the similarities between The Word for World is Forest and James Cameron's Avatar, George Lucas' Return of the Jedi and Disney (and perhaps history's) Pocahontas. But I had a thought QUITE UNLIKE any of those. I read this novel and thought about The Jetson's...
This book actually won a Hugo Award for Best Novella and is one of Le Guin's most celebrated works. It's supposed to have one of those aliens that truly seem alien, and like every Le Guin book I've read, it's well written--although unlike others by her I've read incredibly preachy with anvils noisil...
"Maybe after I die people will be as they were before I was born, and before you came. But I do not think they will." In every book by Le Guin there is that special something for me, something that grabs a firm hold of my mind and heart and stubbornly hangs on, refusing to let go, burrowing deeply...
Good short books are profitable reads, therefore great ones are greatly profitable. I am thinking of the time invested in reading the entire book and the pleasure, inspiration or education gained from them. This book clocks in at 189 pages but Le Guin made every word count. Like most of Ms. Le Guin'...
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