The Word For World Is Forest

Ursula K. Le Guin

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.

status Copy #1 (4564): in
genre Sci-Fi
publisher The Berkely Publishing Group
publish date 1972
popularity checked out 4 time(s)


  • By Meg Duke -

    A real quick read. Some nasty yumans come to colonize a planet and enslave the natives, who had been traditionally peace loving until being brutalized and having their world devastated…

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