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Hainish novels & stories /

by Le Guin, Ursula K [author.]; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Le Guin, Ursula K; Attebery, Brian [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Library of America: 296-297.Publisher: New York, NY : The Library of America, [2017]Description: 2 volumes (xviii, 1095; xix, 789 pages) : illustration, map ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781598535389; 1598535382.Other title: Hainish novels and stories.Uniform titles: Works. Selections.Subject(s): Life on other planets -- Fiction | Science fiction, American | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Short stories | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Science fiction | Short stories
Contents:
Volume 1. Rocannon's world -- Planet of exile -- City of illusions -- The left hand of darkness -- The dispossessed -- Stories -- Volume 2. The word for world is forest -- Stories -- Five ways to forgiveness -- The telling.
Summary: For the first time, all of Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish novels and stories are brought together in a single edition, complete and with new introductions by the author. Beginning in the 1960s and 70s, these remarkable works redrew the map of modern science fiction. In such visionary masterworks as the Nebula and Hugo Award winners The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, Le Guin imagined a galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain--an array of worlds whose divergent societies was the result of both evolution and genetic engineering.
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The star-spanning story of humanity's colonization of other planets, Ursula K. Le Guin's visionary Hainish novels and stories redrew the map of modern science fiction, making it a rich field for literary explorations of "the nature of human nature," as Margaret Atwood has described Le Guin's subject. Now, for the first time, the complete Hainish novels and stories are collected in a definitive two-volume Library of America edition, with new introductions by the author. This first volume in a definitive two-volume edition gathers the first five Hainish novels: Rocannon's World , in which an ethnologist sent to a bronze-age planet must help defeat an intergalactic enemy; Planet of Exile , the story of human colonists stranded on a planet that is slowly killing them; City of Illusions , which finds a future Earth ruled by the mysterious Shing; and the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning masterpieces The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed --as well as four short stories.<br> <br> LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Volume 1 endpaper map by Ursula K. Le Guin; volume 2 endpaper illustration by Donna G. Brown.

Includes bibliographical references.

Volume 1. Rocannon's world -- Planet of exile -- City of illusions -- The left hand of darkness -- The dispossessed -- Stories -- Volume 2. The word for world is forest -- Stories -- Five ways to forgiveness -- The telling.

For the first time, all of Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish novels and stories are brought together in a single edition, complete and with new introductions by the author. Beginning in the 1960s and 70s, these remarkable works redrew the map of modern science fiction. In such visionary masterworks as the Nebula and Hugo Award winners The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, Le Guin imagined a galactic confederation of human colonies founded by the planet Hain--an array of worlds whose divergent societies was the result of both evolution and genetic engineering.

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