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  1. Kevin Kelsey Kevin Kelsey says:

    Posted at Heradas Review1232017 edit The world lost an absolute literary giant today If you haven't read Ursula K Le Guin do yourself a favor She's fantasticThe Library of America just published these definitive hardcover collections of Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle novels and stories which made my decision to finally start working my way through this classic series of speculative fiction that much easier I’m going to be tackling these in no particular order since my research shows that they’re only tertiarily connected to one another but take place in a shared universeThe Word for World is Forest is a terrific novella originally published in the Harlan Ellison edited Again Dangerous Visions anthology in 1972 It went on to win the Hugo award for best Novella later that year I believe it was very influential to James Cameron's Avatar which I am now certain was constructed entirely from story elements and themes originating in Old Man's War The Word for World is Forest The novella also definitely influenced George Lucas’s Ewoks from Return of the Jedi to such a degree that I think plagiarism is the better suited wordIt's a social science fiction story and a moralisticethical one with some wonderfully insightful and precient things to say about dangerous ideas entering the public consciousness In this way it was perfectly suited for that Dangerous Visions anthology My main takeaway from tWfWiF is that once a dangerous idea is out there for the first time there is no turning back It becomes a part of the public consciousness Here specifically that dangerous idea is the very concept of murder introduced to the peaceful Athsheans by their humanyuman occupiersI enjoyed the waking dreams that the Athsheans were capable of and how deeply dreaming was ingrained into their culture and at such a foundational level Especially when that was contrasted with how little the humansyumans dreamt; how they had almost lost the ability altogether and reuired drugs to fully dream It speaks volumes to how overworked and under rested western and specifically American culture has become Assuredly this has only become a larger problem since the seventies when this was written Dreams are necessary not only as moments of respite from our chaotic lives but as catalysts for forward imaginative thinking We need downtime in order to reset Dreams fuel us and encourage us to create What are we without dreams Without the possibility to imagine something differentThere was a great line in this book about how suicide harms those who live on but murder harms the murderer herself I really liked that It may not be entirely true but poetically it was beautifully constructed This story almost represents the antithesis of that sentiment when the concept of murder enters the societal consciousness of the Athsheans it continues to harm them after the fact by perpetuating itself ad infinitum It’s impossible to go back once innocence is lost The Athsheans are forever changed by the invading yumans Be cautious what you allow into your lives and societiesOkay so onto the EwokReturn of the Jedi connectionYou've got a forest planet filled with furry little creatures about a meter tall They’re described as looking uite a bit like teddy bears They live in the forest city named Endtor Some of them were being used as slaves They eventually rise up and decide to take on their occupiers and reclaim their planet All of their names are exactly 2 syllables long Hmm sounds a little familiarAre you kidding me George Lucas For real dude It took about 9 years but you massively ripped that concept off from Le Guin You didn’t even scrape the serial numbers off it If Le Guin were particularly litigious she could probably get a percentage on all Ewok merchandizing past and future She doesn’t strike me as the type to sue and Disney is a bit of giant to go up against these days Still credit should be given where credit is due The Ewoks originated in Le Guin’s mind and she deserves the recognition


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    “If it’s all the rest of us who are killed by the suicide it’s himself who the murderer kills”So muses author Ursula K LeGuin in her 1972 novel The Word for World is Forest The winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novella LeGuin’s mastery of the language and the genre are in full display as well as her remarkable imaginative powers Revisiting her “Hainish” cycle of works not a series of books but rather a group of stand alone works with a thematic central core – somewhat similar to Heinlein’s Future History or Poul Anderson’s Poletechnic Series though I am unaware of any reoccurring characters in LeGuin’s Hainish Cycle the author sets this work on a small planet inhabited by short green furred humanoids who though technologically backward are spiritually and evolutionarily advanced than the visiting conuering and destroying Terran colonistsI cannot read the novel without forming a mental comparison to the 1953 short story Piper in the Woods A Short Science Fiction Novel by Philip K Dick LeGuin has crafted a world where the humans as the natives are no doubt descended from a common Hainish ancestor as all humans are in her Hain narratives are so spiritually connected to the forest of their world that they cannot separate abstract thought away from the woods Further the natives are able to manifest and relate fully to their dreams and LeGuin borrows a “dream state” awareness reminiscent of aboriginal Australian concepts The novel suggests an anthropological study and a broadened metaphor for LeGuin to observe and provide comment upon her fellow manMost noteworthy is LeGuin’s first person perspective of one of the Terran colonists – Captain Davidson A villain of Dickensian evil LeGuin portrays this characterization as adeptly as John Steinbeck did when he described car salesmen in The Grapes of Wrath This element of the novel is also akin to Norman Mailer’s murky observations in Why Are We in Vietnam and perhaps both share a troublingly inevitable comment on our baser natureBradburyesue in its lyrical beauty this is nonetheless a violent and disturbing novel Though the natives are small green furred and naturally peaceful they have been pushed to extremes and have themselves found an atavistic internal brute Observant readers of classic science fiction have noticed that director and producer James Cameron borrowed shamelessly from Poul Anderson’s themes in his short story Call me Joe and Cameron may also have adapted themes from LeGuin’s outstanding work


  3. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    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 growing roots sprouting shoots that will go on to uietly unobtrusively almost imperceptibly change my mental landscape forever by making me really think by challenging established ideas preconceptions and expectations with unexpected uiet subversive subtlety But even the most unmissionary soul unless he pretend he has no emotions is sometimes faced with a choice between commission and omission “What are they doing” abruptly becomes “What are we doing” and then “What must I do” The idea the storyline Le Guin uses is not new; in fact it appears to be as old a human nature itself just like that scene in the beginning of Kubrick's 'Space Odyssey' when proto us make the definite step on the road from ape to human by learning how to use tools as weapons of murder Throughout ages we have fought to prove that we are stronger ergo better than whoever happens to be Them scarring our history with bloodshed hatred exploitation dehumanization prejudice murder After all strongest survive as evolution postulates Isn't that true You know the people you’re studying are going to get plowed under and probably wiped out It’s the way things are It’s human nature and you must know you can’t change that No Le Guin's premise is not new and of course she's not the first one to see the injustice ingrained in it We find ways to justify the advantage of brute strength be it of a human or an entire nation but feeling bad about it somewhere deep in the human core feeling the appeal of the idea of justice we also root for the underdog the oppressed the seemingly weak and we hope that 'payback is a bitch' But you must not pretend to have reasons to kill one another Murder has no reason And so we think we know how this story will go right from the opening pages of this short book the pages that seem to forgo the subtlety and go straight for the divide between Good and Evil The Evil being the technologically superior ruthless Earthlings carelessly and brutally exploiting the resources and the inhabitants of a lushly green planet known as the Forest to its people The Good being 'the natives' the seemingly harmless attuned to their environment and themselves helpless race of humanoid Ewoks immersed in the culture based on nature and dreaming The inevitable clash between the 'native' Selver and the 'outsider' batshit insane macho Davidson should represent this struggle and we know that the underdog should win and humans should be taught a lesson in the nature of true humanity and that the life on the planet should continue in the lovely ways that recover from human influence and proceed to prosper in the satisfying feel good way and above all Athshe which meant the Forest and the World So Earth Terra meant both the soil and the planet two meanings and one But to the Athsheans soil ground earth was not that to which the dead return and by which the living live the substance of their world was not earth but forest Terran man was clay red dust Athshean man was branch and root But this is Le Guin writing with her sharp mind and a knack for anthropology and the understanding that the present world hinges on political negotiations much than the idea of justice She knows that the epic showdown and the happily ever after may look good on page and screen but in reality there are scars that do not heal and that the reaction to every action does not just go away after it has served its purpose that most victories are Pyrrhic and that things can never be the same as though nothing had happened because it did happen after all Because in order to protect themselves and their way of life the Athsenians in Le Guin's novella had to go against their nature itself to change to adapt and therefore never be able to return to the hopeful it can be now as it was before Because change cannot be undone Because cruelty and hatred begets same But had he learned to kill his fellowmen among his own dreams of outrage and bereavement or from the undreamed of actions of the strangers Was he speaking his own language or was he speaking Captain Davidson’s Le Guin's book was written in the heyday of the Vietnam war and it's easy to see the parallels to it reading about Americans in battle machines fighting people in the forest But it's just as easy to see parallels to the mundane events that are present in our everyday lives The uestions periodically raised in the media about what's important preserving the livelihood of the farmers or saving a rare species of beetles Ensuring livable wages to people in sweatshops overseas or cheap running shoes to the consumers in the Western world Preserving delicate marine life systems or cheap oil drilling to ensure current wellbeing of people needing the fuel And let's not forget the age old and completely wrong paradigm of If you're not with us you're against us and the appalling idea of patriotism as hating the Other so aptly summarized by uite caricaturish and terrifying in his self righteous madness Davidson See where we differ is that with you Earth doesn’t come first actually With me it doesThis story is unmistakably a 'Le Guin' with its anthropologically themed musings impeccable and original world building the marring of the lines between good and evil the greyness between black and white the emphasis taken away from the action and to the politics the belief in the role of the government in ensuring the semblance of peace and order with its somewhat dry and cerebral language occasionally permeated by the descriptions so brilliantly vivid it's breathtaking And just like every book by Le Guin I've read so far I'll recommend it to all my friends without hesitation 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


  4. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I’ve been looking for a book like this for a very long time a book that – at its very core – tackles the environmental destruction associated with systematic imperialism Now let me try to unpack that a little I write these words as my own home my planet is being destroyed by mass scale consumerism as our ever growing appetites and population continues to decimate our own forests and natural land This is not a new phenomenon but as we advance technologically we have become adept at destroying ourselves We continue to expand without any thought of the conseuences Time is ticking and Earth is in a sorry stateThe humans in The Word for World for Forrest have already destroyed their planet’s natural world so they look outward and attempt to colonise other worlds to harvest their natural resources namely wood Again these humans have not a thought of conseuences and by extension care little for the indigenous populations of their colonies And this is where the novel gets real interesting because one thing that really stood out to me – perhaps because of my own reading and background as an animal rights activist – is the association of animals with the “primitive” population For the invading humans to morally justify enslaving them and to destroy their world or habitat they are considered less than human They are associated with cows and rats and monkeys to make it easier for the colonisers to brutalise their planet Their forests are cut down and harvested without a second thought like we destroy the rainforest because it only affects animal life and not us directly in the present For me there is much to discuss here Without going into too much depth about this distorted and destructive viewpoint the novel brings out strikingly important themes about the nature of imperialism colony and slavery Arguments for environmental justice are irrevocably linked with how we treat other humans and their cultures and how we view the notion of what is animal and how it should be treated And because of this I argue that it is an extremely important work of science fiction because we could learn from it as a society And this is why art is so radically essential We have a distant future and a distant alien world we are dealing with intergalactic politics and racism across humanoid species but the allegory is not too far from today And that's truly terrifyingYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree


  5. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    35 stars rounding up Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureIn The Word for World is Forest Ursula Le Guin’s 1972 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 They’re stripping the forests for logging purposes as timber is worth than gold back on Earth to the point that unlikely as it may seem it’s a profitable venture to ship logs back to Earth at sub light speedsWhen Captain Don Davidson ― a perfectly loathsome man who spews racist crude and ignorant thoughts and words at every turn; the scenes from his point of view are like wallowing in a cesspool ― rapes one of native women who he doesn’t really view as human it proves to be the turning point in the relationship between the human colonists and the formerly peaceful nativesLe Guin writes a powerful somewhat allegorical tale; it’s just too bad she uses such a scenery chewing one dimensional villain to make her point The Word for World is Forest is a very moralizing preachy story but there are parts that are subtler and as a whole it will stick with me It was written in 1968 and there are some definite resemblances to the later movies Return of the Jedi Ewoks anyone and Avatar; the inspiration seems fairly clear The connection has raised enough discussion that Le Guin expressly distances herself from the latter film in the Introduction to the recently published two volume Library of America collection Ursula K Le Guin The Hainish Novels and Stories “Since the film completely reverses the book’s moral premise presenting the central and unsolved problem of the book mass violence as a solution I’m glad I had nothing to do with it” Le Guin’s ending confronts that “unresolved problem” in one of the stronger scenes in the story making it clear that a society’s adoption of violence as a means to an end while it may win the immediate battle is a Pandora’s BoxI first read The Word for World is Forest about twenty years ago; I think I even still have the paperback with this cheesy cover I have to say that I definitely appreciated it this time around in large part because I’ve been reading Le Guin’s other Hainish Cycle novels and stories in the LOA collection Familiarity with her other Hainish works enhances the background setting and grounds the subplot relating to ansible communications from Earth and visiting personnel from other worlds This time around the real meaning of the title also dawned on me humans call their world “Earth” and we are primarily tied to the land and ground but for the Athsheans it is the interconnected living trees and forests that define their world Hence in the Athshean language the word for “world” and “forest” is the same That intriguing concept and the importance of lucid dreaming in the Athshean culture and their relevance to the plot added some much needed depth to this novellaI received a free copy of this for review as part of a two volume set Ursula K Le Guin The Hainish Novels and Stories which I recommend highly to anyone who likes thoughtful SF


  6. Apatt Apatt says:

    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's works this is a thought provoking story What happen when we introduce evil into a hitherto innocent and passive culture The Athsheans are very vivid creations the story of their enslavement and exploitation by humans is heartfelt and all too believable Real life examples of man's inhumanity to man is plentiful what would we do or not do if we encounter a less advanced and weaker alien race I shudder to think of it I suspect the movie Avatar is inspired by this book because of the similarities in the main theme Le Guin's story is much sophisticated of courseThis is the third Le Guin book I have read this year 2011 the other two being The Dispossessed An Ambiguous Utopia and The Left Hand of Darkness Of the three The Word for World is Forest is my favorite A book of this uality at this length ought to be read by everyoneNote If you are in the mood for short but great sci fi novels have a look at this for plenty of suggestions and do join us at PrintSF for sf books discussions


  7. Markus Markus says:

    Another excellent instalment in the Hainish Cycle Ursula le Guin has become one of my favourite authors ever despite the fact that none of her writing has really astounded me There is just something about each one of her books that makes them both enjoyable and thought provokingAlso this book has proto ewoks


  8. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    They were here in Centralville twenty seven lightyears from Earth by NAFAL and four hours from Smith Camp by hopper the second batch of breeding females for the New Tahiti Colony all sound and clean 212 head of prime human stock Written in 1972 this second book in the Hainish cycle is chillingly prescient about the modern world we are living in today Although the main theme is deforestation echoes of The Handmaid's Tale and of conservative attitudes regarding economic imperatives lesser races sexism militarism selfishness as the highest virtue and even 'alternative facts' are sadly too easy to correlate from this almost 50 years old story to the daily news we hear in 2017 Right but this isn't slavery Ok baby Slaves are humans When you raise cows you call that slavery No And it works Space travel has brought humanity to the stars but their arrival on New Tahity an ocean planet with a few scattered islands covered in lush forest means extinction for the environment and enslavement for the native population small furry green aborigens not so different from the pygmies of Central Africa or the lost tribes of the ian jungle The newcomers call them creechies or monkeys and use them as forced labor in cutting down the native trees See you want to keep this place just like it is actually Kees Like one big National Forest To look at to study Great you're a spesh But see we're just ordinary joes getting the work done Earth needs wood needs it bad We find wood on New Tahiti So – we're loggers See where we differ is that with you Earth doesn't come first actually With me it doesKees looked at him sideways out of those blue golf ball eyes Does it You want to make this world into Earth's image eh A desert of cement Kees the local naturalist from Smith Logger Camp has few actual powers to stop Davidson the logger's boss and the poster boy of the New Right America Earth First policy Le Guin has no use for subtlety or moderation It's a life or death situation both for the forest and for the creechies Us or them Liberals or Conservatives Might versus Right And we all know which side is losing Primitive races always have to give way to civilized ones Or be assimilated But we sure as hell can't assimilate a lot of green monkeys Back in 1972 though science fiction writers were optimistic and could imagine a scenario in which the military industrial complex can be brought to its knees I'm not going into plot details here other than to say that the novel packs a lot of action for such a slim and militant story I would rather draw another parallel to the modern times The Hainish cycle is built around one technological breakthrough – the 'ansible' – a device that allows for instant communication across light years in distance Policy was no longer static explains one of its ambassadors on New Tahity Abuses of power and ecological disasters are communicated instantly to the public and to the legislative branch Our modern euivalent for the ansible is the internet and not surprisingly it is one of the first targets for censure from the current administration—«»—«»—«»—I don't want to end my review on such bitter and downbeat remarks Ursula K le Guin has also a keen eye for beauty and this is truly worth fighting for All the colors of rust and sunset brown reds and pale greens changed ceaselessly in the long leaves as the wind blew The roots of the copper willows thick and ridged were moss green down by the running water which like wind moved slowly with many soft eddies and seeming pauses held back by rocks roots hanging and falling leaves No way was clear no light unbroken in the forest Into wind water sunlight starlight there always entered leaf and branch bole and root the shadowy the complex


  9. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    the anthropologist cannot always leave his own shadow out of the picture he draws Ursula K Le Guin The Word for the World is ForestThe Le Guin I read the I love her Reading Le Guin for me these last couple years reminds me of how I felt when I first discovered John le Carré They seem to both be able to write the same theme in so many different ways It makes me think of Monet's many versions of the same church front or pond Masters all An artist doesn't have to go very wide to create worlds sometimes the best worlds are created by just going deepIn this novel Le Guin explores two cultures colliding In many ways this book is an exploration of acculturation Le Guin's parents were both anthropologists so some of these ideas pop into many of her books The novel while dealing with big themes of cultural anthropology and environmentalism still doesn't let the themes dominate the narrative She creates an interesting story fantastic characters and lets the themes come naturally Nothing is forced Her ideas seem entirely native to the story


  10. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    “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”So What’s It About Terran colonists take over the planet locals call Athshe meaning “forest” rather than “dirt” like their home planet Terra They follow the 19th century model of colonization felling trees planting farms digging mines enslaving indigenous peoples The natives are uneuipped to comprehend this They’re a subsistence race who rely on the forests have no cultural precedent for tyranny slavery or war The invaders take their land without resistance until one fatal act sets rebellion in motion changes the people of both worlds foreverCW for sexual assault and colonialist violence What I ThoughtI spent some time reading about this book’s inception and response and I think that bears discussing before I dive into this review The Word for World is Forest was written partially in response to the Vietnam War in 1972 Its themes of antiviolence anticolonialism antimilitarism and environmental awareness reflect Le Guin’s own convictions in this regard but have led to this work being described as overly polemical That response is interesting to me – when I was reading the book I never saw it as overly preachy or aggressive or controversial Rather it seemed to me that Le Guin was really just willing to examine the cruelty and violence that lie at the heart of colonialism Whether a depiction of speculative colonialist violence seems excessive may depend I think on how one thinks about the history of real colonialist violence in our own world Shortly after reading this book I read King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild and the colony Le Guin created unfailingly represents the true events that unfolded in the Belgian Congo One key thing that Le Guin understands is the precarious thin veneer of moral justification that covers the naked greed of imperialism Colonialists like one of the main characters Davidson speak of taming the land and bringing order even bringing an end to an era of darkness But if you scratch at such grand statements just a little you’ll find that there’s nothing to them and all that remains is the ruthless abuse of labor and natural resources of exploitation colonialism Another key part of Le Guin’s examination of colonialism involves the matter of dehumanization The decision to “other” a colonial subject is an essential step in justifying what is done to them and in this book we see the way that the Terrans characterize Athsheans as primitive emotionless passive and stupid creatures whose every abuse is acceptable because they don’t fight back At one point horrifically Davidson explains to his men that when they rape Athshean women they are always passive thereby justifying the act because they clearly feel nothing and proving the Athsheans’ inferiority of feeling and intellect I will say while I am on this topic that while the plot’s motion hinges on Davidson’s homicidal rape of Selver’s wife there are no significant female characters to speak of in this story I think a female perspective would have brought a great deal to this book Crucially though what Le Guin makes clear is that it is the colonizer is the one dehumanized by what he does in the process of colonizing Again this point reminded me of another work that I had read recently Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire Selver’s way of phrasing it is particularly interesting and beautiful “If the yumens are men they are men unfit or untaught to dream and to act as men Therefore they go about in torment killing and destroying driven by the gods within whom they will not set free but will try to uproot and deny If they are men they are evil men having denied their own gods afraid to see their own faces in the dark” Speaking of evil men I think Davidson bears some exploration Another of the criticisms I’ve seen leveled at this book is that the characters are one dimensional compared to Le Guin’s usual characters To be sure Davidson is wholly and irredeemably despicable but I do have to say that it’s hard to see him as an unrealistic character after reading the book that I mentioned previously King Leopold’s Ghost In its account of the conuest of the Congo it described the role of men like the explorer Henry Morton Stanley and a number of colonial officials and administrators and the kinds of tyrannical violence and brutality they engaged in are not far off from what Le Guin represented in fictionI also think that choosing to write from Davidson’s perspective was a good choice because of the way it allows the reader direct insight into the mindset of dehumanization entitlement and paranoia that is reuired to do the kinds of things that Davidson does His characterization reminded me of how Le Guin talks about power and toxic masculinity in Tehanu oh God Charlotte’s talking about Tehanu again someone shut it down uick To be brief her idea is that exploitative power like the power of the patriarchy or in this case the power of a colonizer is built upon the backs of others and so it is fundamentally unstable and that instability leads to fear and often that fear leads to anger I definitely saw this process at work in Davidson’s mind Lyubov is another interesting character and with him Le Guin looks at the role of anthropology in the colonial project Because of her own background both her parents were anthropologists I think Le Guin is in a particularly strong position to discuss this complex interaction Lyubov has nothing but good intentions but his reports about the Athsheans end up facilitating the Terrans’ dehumanization of the Athsheans and their conseuent enslavement He sees Selver as his eual and friend and seeks to understand the Athsheans’ culture to help them but ultimately he is powerless to stop the colonial process and at one point he seems to see anthropology as in integral part of it “Maybe leaving descriptions of what we wipe out is part of human nature”The Athsheans are non violent as a culture but they finally bring their planet’s conuest to an end by staging a brutal attack against the main Terran outpost on Athshe There is no glorification of revolutionary violence here only a kind of grim acceptance that the Athsheans do what they must to liberate themselves “Wrongs done could not be righted but at least they were not still being done” Le Guin says and she also pays due diligence to the fact that the Athsheans may now be free from their enslavement but they are irrevocably altered not only by the violence that was done to them but also by the violence that they have learned to do to others as a conseuence “You cannot take things that exist in the world and try to drive them back into the dream to hold them inside the dream with walls and pretenses That is insanity What is is There is no use pretending now that we do not know how to kill one another”


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The Word for World Is Forest [Download] ➸ The Word for World Is Forest Author Ursula K. Le Guin – Liversite.co.uk When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conuered by the bloodthirsty yumens their existence is irrevocably altered Forced into servitude the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal for World PDF/EPUB ë When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conuered by the bloodthirsty yumens their existence is irrevocably altered Forced into servitude the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal mastersDesperation causes the Athsheans led by Selver to retaliate against their captors abandoning their strictures against violence The Word MOBI :ð 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 backThis is the original novella version from Again Dangerous Visions .

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About the Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

for World PDF/EPUB ë Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels eleven volumes of short stories four collections of essays twelve books for children six volumes of poetry and four of translation and has received many awards Hugo Nebula National Book Award PEN Malamud etc Her recent publications include the novel The Word MOBI :ð Lavinia an essay collection Cheek by Jowl and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland Orego.