Title: The Word for World is Forest
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: New
Very scarce in this condition. 11th printing, 4/84, with cover art by R. Courtney. Pages are lightly tanned. Other Le Guin titles in this condition also in stock. Bookseller Inventory # 013411
Synopsis: The award-winning masterpiece by one of today?s most honored writers! The Word for World is Forest
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.
The planet Athshe was a paradise whose people were blessed with a mystical awareness of existence.
Then the conquerors arrived and began to rape, enslave, and kill humans with a flicker of humanity. The athseans were unskilled in the ways of war, and without weapons. But the gentle tribesmen possessed strange powers over their dreams. And the alien conquerors had taught them how to hate....
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