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Series: Hainish Cycle

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Rocannon's World by Ursula K. Le Guin1
Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin2
City of Illusions by Ursula K. Le Guin3
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin4
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin5
The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin6
Five Ways to Forgiveness (Library of America E-Book Classics) by Ursula K. Le Guin7
Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. Le Guin7
The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin8
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guinstories
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea by Ursula K. Le Guinstories
The Birthday of the World: And Other Stories by Ursula K. Le Guinstories
Rocannon's World and Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinOmnibus 1-2
Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; City of Illusions by Ursula K. Le GuinOmnibus 1-3
Five Complete Novels: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Word for World by Ursula K. Le Guinomnibus 1-4,6
Three Ekumen Novels: The Left Hand of Darkness / City of Illusions / Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinOmnibus 2-4
Le Dit d'Aka : Suivi de Le nom du monde est forêt et de Malaise dans la science-fiction américaine by Ursula K. Le Guin6 & 8
The Eye of the Heron / The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin6
Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 2: The Word for World Is Forest / Five Ways to Forgiveness / The Telling / Stories (The Library of America) by Ursula K. Le GuinOmnibus 6,7,8
Nebula Awards 26: SFWA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year by James MorrowShort Story "The Shobies' Story"
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin: The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real by Ursula K. Le GuinShort Story "The Shobies' Story"
The Space Opera Renaissance by David G. HartwellShort Story "The Shobies' Story"
Universe 1 by Robert SilverbergShort Story "The Shobies' Story"
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands by Ursula K. Le GuinShort Story "The Shobies' Story"
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection by Gardner R. DozoisShort Story "The Shobies' Story"

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The Hainish Cycle is set in an alternate history/future history in which civilizations of human beings on planets orbiting a number of nearby stars, including Terra (Earth), are contacting each other for the first time and establishing diplomatic relations, setting up a confederacy under the guidance of the oldest of the human worlds, peaceful Hain. In this history, human beings did not evolve on Earth but were the result of interstellar colonies planted by Hain long ago, which was followed by a long period when interstellar travel ceased.

Some of the races have new genetic traits, a result of ancient Hainish experiments in genetic engineering. In keeping with Le Guin's style, she uses varied social and environmental settings to explore the anthropological and sociological outcomes of human evolution in those diverse environments.

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