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The word for world is forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Published by Berkley Pub. Corp. in New York .
Written in English


  • Science fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementUrsula K. Le Guin.
The Physical Object
Pagination169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15304088M
ISBN 100425064913, 425032795

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  In The Word for World is Forest, Ursula Le Guins Hugo Award-winning novella, she works out her frustrations with the Vietnam War, colonialism, and ecologically insensitive societies. The human colonists on the world Athshe have enslaved the 3-foot tall, furry green native people and have created ecological disaster everywhere they go.4/5. Forest World (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) is her latest middle grade verse novel which follows the journey Cuban-born but U.S. raised Edver unwillingly takes to his birthplace to see his father. Imagine his surprise when he meets twelve-year-old Luza, a sister he didnt know he had, who lives in the forest with their father and grandfather/5. The Word for World is Forest is a novella by science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin. It was published as a self-contained story in but had appeared in a science fiction anthology four years earlier. Le Guin included the story in her series, the Hainish Cycle, which details an alternate version of the future in which Earth is a colonizing.   The book is as much about the irreversible exchange of truly alien ideas as it is about anything. Despite its seemingly formulaic premise, "The Word for World is Forest" is a thought-provoking and somewhat disturbing short novel written in Le Guin's usual poetic prose.5/5(5).

Terran logging interests vs. the gentle natives of Athshe. Le Guin's most pleasing efforts are spent on the Athshean culture: a non-technological forest society with an interesting division of sexual roles and an intense development of the capacity for dreaming—that is, for re-experiencing and restructuring the mysteries of waking life. The Terran exploiters are more trivially realized.   The short novel is an art form in itself and The Word for World is Forest shows, once again, Ursula K. Le Guin’s mastery to the fullest extent. I give this novel a 5/5 and my absolute recommendation – this is a must-read for any fan of science fiction and for anyone whose interests involve any of these three major themes.   The award-winning masterpiece by one of today's most honored writers, Ursula K. Le Guin!The Word for World is Forest 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 /5(27).   Her other books include The Eye of the Heron, The Word for World is Forest, and the Hainish series. In , Le Guin was named the Medalist for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation/5(25).

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