Review Copy Available: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Worlds of Exile and Illusion (Tor Books)

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ARB has been offered a review copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Worlds of Exile and Illusion (Tor Books).

This is a reprinting of three of Le Guin’s earliest novels: Rocannon’s World, Planet of Exile, and City of Illusions. We would like a reviewer who is well-acquainted with Le Guin’s work (at least a few of the major novels, such as The Dispossessed or The Left Hand of Darkness), who can discuss these early works both as how they read now, and how they work in the context of Le Guin’s later writings.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ARB, please reach out to the editors using the form below to express your interest.

From the publisher:

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.


If you are interested in reviewing this title for ARB, please fill out the form below, and let us know why you might be suited for it. While we welcome new writers, please point us towards any of your reviews or other writing if possible (personal blogs or Goodreads are fine). If there are multiple books or essays you’re interested in (see what we’ve Called for Review and have Available for Review), please list them in the order you’re interested in writing them.

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