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The Eye of the Heron / The Word for World Is Forest

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Contains two novellas: The Eye of the Heron, first published 1978; and The Word for World is Forest, first published in 1976.
Paperback, 301 pages
Published 1991 by VGSF
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Marc
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
not the best of her stuff ive read but there is good material here and no regret in having read it. eye of heron being the more sophisticated work but word for world pretty satisfying in its way. both being in large part varieties of political disquisition revolving around questions of pacifism. well i am a bit of a pacifist so i enjoy these sorts of explorations.

it seems unfair that le guin should not have been recognised through some sort of lifetime achievement award for her sagas like a nobe
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Paul Kater
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
"The word for world is forest" is one of the books that is contained in the rumour that it influenced James Cameron to make his Avatar film. While I can see some similarities, there are not more in this book than there are in e.g. Fern Gulley, or Dances with Wolves (also contained in the rumour).

"The word for world is forest" introduces us to a planet with lots of forest, inhabited by a species of small creatures who call themselves the Ashthean, and who are related to humans. This species has a
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