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City Of Illusions
City Of Illusions | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Earth, like the rest of the Known Worlds, has fallen to the Shing. Scattered here and there, small groups of humans live in a state of semi-barbarism. They have lost the skills, science and knowledge that had been Earth's in the golden age of the League of Worlds, and whenever a colony of humans tries to rekindle the embers of a half-forgotten technology, the Shing, with their strange, mindlying power, crush them out. There is one man who can stand against the malign Shing, but he is an alien with amber eyes and must first prove to paranoid humanity that he himself is not a creature of the Shing.
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T.S.McLellan
City Of Illusions | Ursula K. LeGuin
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In this entry of the Hainish novels, an amnesiac must seek out the"enemy" to discover himself. The main character is apparently a descendant from the Planet of Exile, and must find out about his home and his mission, without revealing any of it to the "enemy". This is the first time I have binge read the Hainish novels, and I am enjoying them immensely.

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Kryckett
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Finished this on the morning walk with the puppy today. One of my favorite authors, read by a great narrator. Certainly not the most compelling or interesting of LeGuin‘s work, but it is always enjoyable to spend some time in one of her worlds.

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Deborah42
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Part of the Hainish Cycle.

I think I might enjoy this more if I read the whole series.

Falk, assumed to be an alien because of his yellow eyes, is suffering from complete amnesia. He‘s taken in by a small community of forest-dwelling humans and taught along with the children.

He eventually sets off on a cross-country journey to seek out Earth‘s conquerors, the Shing, to find the truth about who he is.

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meichner87
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I...don't know what to say.

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Cassandra
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This was a nice way to spend the last 8ish hours of my long drive from Chicago to Houston. Le Guin is so good!

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