Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Three Complete Novels of the Hainish Series in One Volume--Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; City of Illusions (Paperback)
THREE REMARKABLE JOURNEYS INTO THE STARS.
Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin includes: Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions
These three spacefaring adventures mark the beginning of grand master Ursula K. Le Guin's remarkable career. Set in the same universe as Le Guin's groundbreaking classics The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, these first three books of the celebrated Hainish Series follow travelers of many worlds and civilizations in the depths of space.
The novels collected in this Tor Essentials edition are the first three ever published by Le Guin, a frequent winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards and one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time.
With a new introduction by Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.
About the Author
URSULA K. LE GUIN (1929-2018) was the celebrated and beloved author of numerous groundbreaking works, such as The Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea, and The Dispossessed. The breadth and imagination of her work earned her six Nebulas, nine Hugos, and SFWA’s Grand Master, along with the PEN/Malamud and many other awards. In 2014 she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2016 joined the short list of authors to be published in their lifetimes by the Library of America.
Praise for Ursula K. Le Guin:
“One of the greats…. A literary icon.” —Stephen King
“Le Guin is one of the writers who taught me that beauty and fearlessness go hand in hand.” —N.K. Jemisin
“Genre cannot contain Ursula Le Guin: she is a genre in herself.”—Zadie Smith
“Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own.” —The Boston Globe
“Queen of the realm of fantasy.”—Washington Post
"Eloquent, elegant... insightful, funny, sharp... and nearly always provocative." — The Washington Post
"Her worlds are haunting psychological visions molded with firm artistry." — The Library Journal
"Her characters are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace." — Time
“Ursula Le Guin can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory.” —Jonathan Lethem
"If you want excess and risk and intelligence, try Le Guin." — The San Francisco Chronicle
"She wields her pen with a moral and psychological sophistication rarely seen... and while science fiction techniques often buttress her stories they rarely take them over. What she really does is write fables: splendidly intricate and hugely imaginative tales about such mundane concerns as life, death, love, and sex." — Newsweek
"Idiosyncratic and convincing, Le Guin’s characters have a long afterlife." — Publishers Weekly