The Word for World Is Forest (1972)

Creators

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

References here: “And Seven Times Never Kill Man” (1975).

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Spin-off:

The Dispossessed (1974)

Creators

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

Categorization

Part of the Hainish Cycle; the chronology is unclear.

Commentary

The first anarcho-syndicalist utopia, and as such it is appropriately ambiguous, something the subtitle makes explicit.

References here: Always Coming Home (1985), The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (1993), Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (2018).

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Prequel:

“The Day Before the Revolution” (1974)

Creators

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

Extent

Read in 2019.

Subject

A day in the life of Odo herself. The last day; a day much like any other.

Commentary

Despite being written so early, it reads like the last Earthsea stories.

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