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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 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 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 106.43 x 171.45 x 9.65mm | 505g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 076534985X
  • 9780765349859
  • 405,069

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"A fantasy of the future that might horridly come true; a parable from a skilled writer." on "The Word for World is Forest" Winner of the Hugo award, it tells an old story in a new way The plot is originally handled The characters are well drawn Ms. Le Guin has written a book well on its way to becoming a classic in its field. "The Jackson Tennessee Sun" A fantasy of the future that might horridly come true; a parable from a skilled writer that speaks to ourselves now. "The Oregon Journal" Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own. "The Boston Globe" Queen of the realm of fantasy. "Washington Post"" "Winner of the Hugo award, it tells an old story in a new way The plot is originally handled The characters are well drawn Ms. Le Guin has written a book well on its way to becoming a classic in its field."--"The Jackson Tennessee""Sun" on "The Word for World is Forest""A fantasy of the future that might horridly come true; a parable from a skilled writer that speaks to ourselves now."--"The Oregon Journal"on "The Word for World is Forest""Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own."--"The Boston Globe""Queen of the realm of fantasy."--"Washington Post" "Winner of the Hugo Award....Well on its way to becoming a classic." " Winner of the Hugo award, it tells an old story in a new way... The plot is originally handled... The characters are well drawn... Ms. Le Guin has written a book well on its way to becoming a classic in its field." -- "The Jackson Tennessee" "Sun" on "The Word for World is Forest" " A fantasy of the future that might horridly come true; a parable from a skilled writer that speaks to ourselves now." -- "The Oregon Journal" on "The Word for World is Forest" " Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own." -- "The Boston Globe" " Queen of the realm of fantasy." -- "Washington Post"show more

About Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than three dozen books for children and adults. She was awarded a Newbery Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, "The Tombs of Atuan," and among her many other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and five Nebula Awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon.show more

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