Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions

Worlds of Exile and Illusion Rocannon s World Planet of Exile City of Illusions Ursula K Le Guin is one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds Of

  • Title: Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ISBN: 9780312862114
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ursula K Le Guin is one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds Of Exile And Illusion These novels, Rocannon s World, Planet Of Exile, and City Of Illusions, are set in the same universe as Le Guin s ground breaking classic, The Left HandUrsula K Le Guin is one of the greatest science fiction writers and many times the winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards Her career as a novelist was launched by the three novels contained in Worlds Of Exile And Illusion These novels, Rocannon s World, Planet Of Exile, and City Of Illusions, are set in the same universe as Le Guin s ground breaking classic, The Left Hand Of Darkness.Tor is pleased to return these previously unavailable works to print in this attractive new edition.

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  • Ursula K. Le Guin

    Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Oregon.She was known for her treatment of gender The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri , political systems The Telling, The Dispossessed and difference otherness in any other form Her interest in non Western philosophies was reflected in works such as Solitude and The Telling but even interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist s experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators Le Guin favoured the first person narration are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.


  • I am glad I made the decision to read the Hainish cycle from the start, even though I owe this to my OCD reading style. While each novel is entirely capable of standing alone, has very different protagonists and raises very different issues, the continuity of the world-building was satisfying. I especially liked how protagonists from each novel became so legendary that they are mentioned much later in time in subsequent novels. The ethical concerns become deeper and more elaborate over the cours [...]

  • Am așteptat cu mare nerăbdare acest volum încă de când s-a anunțat că va apărea și la noi în traducere, pentru că este un ciclu ce n-a fost niciodată publicat începând cu primul volum. Așteptarea a meritat, pentru că Urslua Le Guin creează lumi absolut fascinante în interiorul unor lumi la fel de fascinante, și asta nu în romane de mare întindere, de 500-600 de pagini, ci în trei nuvele care de-abia se întind pe 400 și ceva de pagini. Însă scriitura este atât de densă [...]

  • Just finished the first of these, Rocannon's World, and enjoyed it a great deal. This is very early LeGuin, and her powers, while evident, are not yet fully developed here. It's rather interesting the number of different societies she sites on this single world, with multiple intelligent building and technology-using species. In many ways it's much more a typical or even formula science fiction story than her usual. But still you can hear her sparse poetic voice, her simple language that goes st [...]

  • I'm reviewing Rocannon's World. I'll get to the others later. [EDIT: Three years later! D'oh!]I wouldn't put this up there with the likes of The Left Hand of Darkness or The Dispossessed (two of my favorite books of all time), but it's not bad for LeGuin's first Hainish novel (and, I think, her first novel). This is an interesting mix of science fiction and mythic fantasy. Sometimes this kind of thing doesn't work for me, but here it does, maybe because of the interesting interactions between th [...]

  • This is actually reprinted in a collection called World’s of Exile and Illusion, which collects three of LeGuin’s earlier works into a single book. I haven’t gotten around to reading the other two yet, and since I’m not sure when I’ll get back to it, I figured I’d just review this one now. The publishing info/ISBN is for the collection.All three books are part of LeGuin’s ongoing “Hanish” universe. The conceit of the universe is pretty simple; long ago, there was an enormous in [...]

  • Three novels, Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions, make up this collection. These are Le Guin's first three novels, and the first three set in the Hainish universe (which also includes The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Word For World is Forest, and many short stories). These lean a little heavier towards the fantasy side of the genre; science fiction elements are at play, but the central tension in all three stories is of technology being suppressed, destroyed [...]

  • Three Hainish Novels is an omnibus collection of UKL’s early novels Rocannon’s World, Planet of Exile and City of Illusions.Rocannon’s World: This is the earliest and the least satisfying of the three. Rocannon is an ethnologist of the League of All Worlds (what would become the precursor of the Ekumen of later novels when Le Guin’s Hainish Cycle actually took shape) who’s intrigued by the natives of Fomalhaut II when one of its representatives visits the nearest League outpost. Couple [...]

  • The short version first . . .Ursula K. Le Guin is one of today's most famous living science fiction/fantasy authors. The titles of her works are frequently in contention for if not announced as winners of the coveted Hugo and Nebula Awards for Excellence in Science Fiction. Her writing consistently reflects her adherence to the cutting edge of the hard sciences, so her works are imminently believable as well as plausible. Her fans and critics have named a group of her works as “The Hainish Cyc [...]

  • I know it's a crime that I've never read any Ursula K. Le Guin, and I also know that none of the three books contained in this omnibus are considered her finest work, up to the level of her well-known classics, but I was still happy to receive it as a gift so I could finally see what all the fuss was about.Rocannon's World is an interesting hybrid of science fiction and fantasy, taking a very traditional high fantasy setting and presenting it through the lens of an ethnologist (Rocannon), who vi [...]

  • "El mundo de Rocannon" es sencillito, sin mucha profundidad ni originalidad argumental; sin embargo, entretenido y una buena novela para meterte en el universo de la Liga de Todos los Mundos, pese a que no tiene ningún tipo de continuidad con los demás. "El planeta del exilio" es mucho mejor, una novela corta muy entretenida y con unos temas más definidos (para saber más, aquí). "Ciudad de ilusiones" es el mejor de todos, pese a que le cuesta arrancar, pero cuando lo hace, más o menos haci [...]

  • Somewhat uneven. Parts were delightful, but there were parts I just wanted to skip. LeGuin sure loves to have her heroes trek over winter landscapes, which makes for nice lonely, rainy day reading. I was somewhat disturbed at how all the female characters are passive and secondary, most often left behind lovers of the hero who must struggle alone (across a cold landscape) against all odds to save something.It's when the against-all-odds battles are happening that she's strongest, and because of [...]

  • Reading her more mature work has spoilt me. These are good in their own right, but lack the sheer simplicity, panache and confidence that the others had to make you believe these worlds actually exist. Too much artificejust a little, but already too much. These three novellas are also much less coherently and overtly political than her later books, drifting away from the kind of fiction that I had been originally searching for. They are not even that anthropologicalo much of looking from the out [...]

  • Overall Rating - 4/5A collection of UKL's first three novels, and first three in the Hainish Universe, World's of Exile and Illusion does a wonderful job of showcasing LeGuin's progression as an early writer of science fiction. From Rocannon's World to City of Illusions, it was fun watching her develop her style and complexity of ideas, and the seeds of her masterpieces are all there, quite visible. I recommend this book to any fan of LeGuin, but if you enjoyed The Left Hand of Darkness and The [...]

  • Rocannon's World is a entry of the future.Planet of Exile is driftwood in an ocean.City of Illusions is Halloween every day.

  • This omnibus volume of the first three books of the Hainish Cycle is also available under the title Worlds of Exile and Illusion. I chose to lead with the simpler, more plainly descriptive title, mainly because it happened to be this edition that I borrowed from the public library. To be sure, it's a bit of a misnomer. The first three installments in Ursula Le Guin's multiple award-winning series—titled Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions—are really more on the order of [...]

  • Great collection for existing fans, maybe not the absolute best introduction for new readers, simply because she has written better works, not because these have any barrier to entry or understanding.Each of the three books follows the thread and mechanism recurrent in Le Guin's work - a protagonist new or alien to the world around them. Doing so allows Le Guin to excavate, explore and engage in some deep world building, each book describing a world vastly different from the one before, physical [...]

  • Overall, a nice collection of Le Guin's shorter novels. I would not recommend this as an introduction to her work (The Lathe of Heaven and The Left Hand of Darkness would be better for that), but for fans of her other work, these are worthwhile and enjoyable reads. Planet of Exile was my favorite of these three.Rocannon's World: A quick read delivering what I expect from Le Guin: a fantasy/quest type plot set in a unique sci-fi setting within her broader Hainish universe. Given the novella lengt [...]

  • I've been looking for these 3 novels for a while and so snapped up this really nice new omnibus edition (with a smooth cloth cover that feels really good when you stroke it!). While I would still rate "The Left Hand of Darkness" and "The Dispossessed" higher (the latest and earliest in the chronology of this Universe, respectively) I've really enjoyed these and anyone looking to start with LeGuin would be fine here. They're first novels LeGuin wrote and published and introduce us to her unmistak [...]

  • segundo libro que leo de esta autora,y si ya me gustó " la mano izquierda de la oscuridad" ,con este me ha conquistado.Es una historia que podría ser la nuestra en un futuro,donde la humanidad se ha integrado en una sociedad compuesta por una sociedad con ancestros comunes contada en 3 historias en 3 mundos.El primero de estos mundos es Rocannon,nombre dado por el personaje con el mismo nombre,un antropólogo con la misión de recoger información sobre las 3 razas humanoides que habitan el pl [...]

  • There are hundreds of years between the three novellas, which are quite short and require the reader to fill in the backstory, which is fine with me. The three together bring into clear frightening focus what an initially benign grouping like the League of All Worlds might be about 2 thousand years into the future. High intelligence life forms may not include humans after all. Rocannon's World begins with Rocannon himself, an ethnographer on Fomalhaut II, sent to evaluate and help prepare the HI [...]

  • I liked each novel in this volume better than the last, which is how it should be. About that one, City of Illusions, it felt as much like a mystery novel as science fiction, insofar as the main character spends the duration of the plot trying to find his lost identity through the titular illusions. That being said, I had the same sense of foreboding I always get when I read a mystery: the choices the author makes in wrapping this up are going to determine, retrospectively, how I felt about the [...]

  • Continuing with my Le Guin marathon. This collection of three novels is subtle, brilliant, and chronically interesting. Rocannon's World is a penetrating exploration of the clash of colonizers and colonized; arrogant ignorance dominating native intelligence. The crushing brutality of violent humanity magnifies that jewel-like rarity of the intelligent, empathic, and compassionate individual who tries - against overwhelming odds - to do the right thing. Ursula K. Le Guin never ceases to amaze wit [...]

  • Reunidas en un solo volumen, las tres primeras novelas del ciclo del Ekumen resaltan por su espectacular percepción del futuro y de las relaciones humanas que se establecen en un paradigma tan estremecedor como el que nos presenta Úrsula K. Le Guin. Absorbente, poderosa, magnética y soberbiamente narrada, esta colección de novelas hará las delicias de los aficionados a la ciencia ficción y te proporcionará material de calidad para debatir sobre cuestiones de profundidad cósmica.

  • 4.5 უფრო Dispossessed-ივით და Left hand-ივით მაგარი ვერ არის :დ მაგრამ სხვა მხრივ <3 სამი ნოველაა ამ გამოცემაში გაერთიანებული, ათასწლეულებით დაკავშირებული ერთმანეთთან. თემაც აერთიანებს დაახლოებით - კულტუ [...]

  • Puh, diesem Buch 4 sterne zu geben fiel mir jetzt gar nicht mal so leicht. Liegt auch daran, dass es sich um einen Sammelband handelt - drei Bücher aus LeGuin's Hainish Cycle. Konkret in dieser Form:- Rocannon's World: 4,5- Planet of Exile: 4- City of Illusions: 2Gleich vorweg - es handelt sich nicht um eine Trilogie, die Bücher sind lose zusammenhängende Romane und Geschichten, welche sich im gleichen Universum, zu verschiedenen Zeiten mit unterschiedlichen Charakteren abspielen. Ich habe mi [...]

  • I found this on a pile of books and realised I finished it a while ago and hadn't reviewed it.I always think I'm going to like ULG more than I eventually do. Certainly, these three novels ('Rocannon's World', 'Planet of Exile' and 'City of Illusions') are good yarns and present consistently well-imagined worlds, and there is a lot of fun to be had in getting one's own imagination round the effect of, for example, a planet whose orbit of its sun is so long that it is unlikely that many of its hom [...]

  • Ursula K. Le Guin can do no wrong, but that being said, this collection is for completists only.It's not that the novels themselves are bad, but they aren't her strongest work, and they can be slow going, particularly City of Illusions, the last of the three. Her style is also noticeably more elaborate; rather than the clean, terse prose of her later books, the sentences here move in loops and zigzags, weighed down by metaphors and similes she never seems entirely comfortable with.Rocannon's Wor [...]

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