Brittany Darr
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Is this book part of a series? Or is the Hainish Cycle not related to each other?

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Abhinav Kapur they are loosely related in that it's the same universe and some of the over-arching concepts are repeated throughout.

For example, they talk about the ansible in The Word for World is Forest, a device that didn't yet exist (but was essentially the core work for the main protagonist) in The Dispossessed.
Wendle My understanding is you can read them all independently, but they are all set at various times within the same universe.
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