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The Word for World Is Forest - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Word for World Is Forest
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765324641 (0765324644)
ASIN: 765324644
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
Series: Hainish Cycle (#6)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
1.0 The Word for World is Forest
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...
nataliya
nataliya rated it
4.0 'The Word for World is Forest'
"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...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 The Word for World Is Forest
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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This is read at a gallop - don't sneeze or cough lest you lose a chapter or ten!Just two tapes in this package.I really love this title though:O))
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5.0 Review of "The Word for World is Forest" by Ursula K. LeGuin
This reader's personal opinion, ©2011, all rights reserved.* I read this when first published in 1976; rather original for its day (and not the best period for SF releases) so unfair of reviewers that call it a ripoff of Avatar. I remember getting caught up in the worldbuilding, alien civilizatio...
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