Reviews of The Word for World Is Forest (1972) and related work

The Word for World Is Forest (1972Text)

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

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

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The Dispossessed (1974Text)

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

Part of the Hainish Cycle; the chronology is unclear. 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), “Bar Association” (1996), Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (2018).

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‣‣ “The Day Before the Revolution” (1974Text)

Ursula K. Le Guin (writer).

Read in 2019.

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

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

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