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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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URSULA K. LE GUIN is widely recognized as one of the greatest science fiction writers in the history of the genre. She has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on several occasions, as well as many other honors and prizes.From AudioFile:
Though a bit dated and certainly not one of Le Guin's most impressive works, this book is performed quite well, with Stephen Hoye and Carrington MacDuffie switching off as dual narrators. As two humanoid races prepared for a harsh winter in an unforgiving environment, they must overcome their prejudice toward each other in order to protect themselves from another race that has the means to obliterate them. The narrators trade off as the story's point of view switches between a male and a female. While Hoye and MacDuffie give formidable performances, the decision to have dual narration is a bit dubious since that gender consistency is not entirely maintained throughout the novel. L.E. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0060125594 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0946761
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