The Word for World Is Forest - Ursula K. Le Guin7.04

Expanded from a novella of the same name.

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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Release date: 1976
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 7.04/10
Total ratings: 99
Updated: January 17, 2017

Hainish Cycle :: Series

Planet of Exile6.94
Rocannon's World7.46
City of Illusions7.16
The Left Hand of Darkness7.96
The Dispossessed8.02
The Word for World Is Forest7.04
Four Ways to Forgiveness7.34
Worlds of Exile and Illusion7.34
The Telling7.24