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Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile (1966)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Series: Hainish Cycle (2), Hainish Cycle, Chronological (4)

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See combined review of this, 'Rocannon's World', and 'City of Illusions' in 'Three Hainish Novels'

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  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
I definitely liked this one more than World of Rocannon. It shows us two alien cultures as seen by the other culture, and their interactions. It's short and simple, and its narrative arch is not very impressive, but it's okay or even good scifi, hands down. ( )
  _rixx_ | Aug 30, 2018 |
Stronger than [b:Rocannon's World|92610|Rocannon's World|Ursula K. Le Guin|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1300039756s/92610.jpg|1357368], although probably only 3.5 stars, really. ( )
  natcontrary | May 21, 2018 |
This story examines humanity's possible interactions with others of a similar species when cut off from the rest of humanity for centuries with no reason known. The survivors are not prisoners or deliberate exiles, as far as they know. They are bound by their rules which are tested in order to avoid destruction from neighboring civilizations. ( )
  neverstopreading | Mar 13, 2018 |
I couldn't get into the flow of the book and the ending was resolved but not because of anything any of the characters did. It was like there was all this potential, an amazing world, but not a well told story. ( )
1 vote DelightedLibrarian | Jan 2, 2018 |
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Kirby,JoshCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pedro, A.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the last days of the last moonphase of Autumn a wind blew from the northern ranges through the dying forests of Askatevar, a cold wind that smelled of smoke and snow.
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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?

Planet of Exile is the second in the Hainish Cycle series. (preceeded by Rocannon's World and followed by City of Illusions.)

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Second of trilogy on alien planet where humans, once developed enough to learn telepathy, have been stranded among primitive tribes.

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