Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: On My Wishlist #1

Saturday, 22 January 2011

On My Wishlist #1

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I host my wishlist on a mixture of BookCrossing and BookMooch. The list is quite long, so I'll pick out a few that I'm particularly interested in each post. Today I'm going to feature some of the Ursual Le Guinn books on my wish list:

Planet of Exile
The Earth colony of Landin has been stranded on Werel for ten years, and ten of Werel's years are over 600 terrestrial years, and the lonely and dwindling human settlement is beginning to feel the strain. Every winter, a season that lasts for 15 years, the Earthmen have neighbors: the humanoid hilfs, a nomadic people who only settle down for the cruel cold spell. The hilfs fear the Earthmen, whom they think of as witches and call the farborns. But hilfs and farborns have common enemies: the hordes of ravaging barbarians called gaals and eerie preying snow ghouls. Will they join forces or be annihilated? 

A contemporary novel by the author of "The Left Hand of Darkness", "The Dispossessed" and the "Earthsea" books. Klatsand is a typical American beachside community in which small-town loyalties, betrayals and generations-old resentments combine to produce a powerful crescendo.

Four Ways To Forgiveness
Two planets, Werel, a slave-owning oligarchy, and Yeowe, its colony, are destined for revolution after contact with the sophisticated space-going civilization of the Ekumen. But one form of oppression and slavery can all too easily give way to another; and so a new, implacable fight for equality is born.
In these four linked novellas, freedom - for women, for slaves, for human beings - takes many forms. It can be learning or love, compassion or courage, created with a touch or killed with a blow.

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