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The Word for World Is Forest

(1976)
(A book in the Hainish series)
A novel by

 
 
On the planet Athshe, there is no word for war, there is no concept of murder, there is no language of hate. The world is one vast, green, gentle forest full of people who live between the world-time and the dream-time, who resolve their conflicts by means of ceremonial singing. Then the Terran League discovers Athshe's existence and a pattern of "colonization"-very similar to the exploitation of "primitive" cultures on Earth-begins to destroy the planet and its people; and, eventually, one young Athshean named Selver learns how to hate.

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2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-61129-318-9 / 978-1-61129-318-0 (USA edition)
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June 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest (Gollancz SF)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-575-02302-3 / 978-0-575-02302-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-7653-4985-X / 978-0-7653-4985-9 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4732-0578-6 / 978-1-4732-0578-9 (UK edition)
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July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
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ISBN: 0-7653-2464-4 / 978-0-7653-2464-1 (USA edition)
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April 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Word for World Is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K LeGuin
ISBN: 0-441-90915-9 / 978-0-441-90915-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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April 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-425-07484-6 / 978-0-425-07484-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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December 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Word For Wrld Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-425-06491-3 / 978-0-425-06491-7 (USA edition)
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November 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Word For World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-425-05185-4 / 978-0-425-05185-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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January 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-586-04570-8 / 978-0-586-04570-1 (UK edition)
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February 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-425-03910-2 / 978-0-425-03910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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December 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Word for World Is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-425-03279-5 / 978-0-425-03279-4 (USA edition)
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1972 : USA Paperback
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Title: Word for World Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Leguin
ISBN: 0-399-11716-4 / 978-0-399-11716-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Adult HC/TR
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-5113-6228-6 / 978-1-5113-6228-3
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Word for World is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-5012-5797-8 / 978-1-5012-5797-1 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Word for World Is Forest
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Word for World Is Forest
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Word for World Is Forest
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December 1985 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Word for the World Is Forest
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-931969-33-6 / 978-0-931969-33-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book of the Road Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Word for World is Forest (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Gateway
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June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Word for World is Forest (Hainish Cycle Book 6)
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Tor Books
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