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The Word for World is Forest

The Best of the SF Masterworks
  • Author
    • Ursula K. Le Guin
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  • Published: Nov 24 2022
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781399607797
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.
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Press Reviews

  • SFX
    The slender book is fairly simplistic, but it's still compelling and thought-provoking.
  • FORBIDDEN PLANET
    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.