Four Ways to Forgiveness

Ursula K. Le Guin
science fiction > anthropological sf, short stories
Four Ways to Forgiveness - Ursula K. Le Guin7.34

Locus Award 1996.


  • Betrayals
  • Forgiveness Day
  • A Man of the People
  • A Woman's Liberation

Two planets, Werel, a slave-owning oligarchy, and Yeowe, its colony, are destined for revolution after contact with the sophisticated space-going civilization of the Ekumen. But one form of oppression and slavery can all too easily give way to another; and so a new, implacable fight for equality is born.

In these four linked novellas, freedom – for women, for slaves, for human beings – takes many forms. It can be learning or love, compassion or courage, created with a touch or killed with a blow.

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Release date: 1995
Genres: science fictionanthropological sf, short stories
Tags: locus award
Average rating: 7.34/10
Total ratings: 24
Updated: August 19, 2021

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