WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST


WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST

URSULA K. LE GUIN    Book Number: 88748    Product format: Paperback

A masterclass by the Hugo & Nebula Award winner who creates a believable alien world and society. When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty Yumens, they find themselves forced into servitude, at the mercy of their brutal masters. Eventually desperation causes them to abandon their strictures against violence and rebel against their captors. But in doing so, they have endangered the very foundations of their society, for every blow against the invaders is a blow to the humanity of the Athsheans. Once the killing starts, there is no turning back. Written in 1972 with the US war in Asia fresh in the mind, this short novel is about humans landing on a forest world inhabited by peaceful, intelligent green monkeys. Deforestation starts, the monkeys are subdued and some of the women monkeys are raped and males publicly castrated. The Yumens have helicopters and fire power, but the monkeys have numbers and the benefit of knowledge. One of the SF Masterworks Gollancz series with an introduction by Ken Macleod. 128pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781473205789
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