Four Ways to Forgiveness

TitleFour Ways to Forgiveness
Year for Search1995
AuthorsLe Guin, Ursula K[roeber](1929-2018)
Date Published1995
PublisherHarperPrisim
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Four linked stories set on the planets of Werel and Yeowe as they struggle toward freedom from their oppressive pasts, including slavery and purdah for women. Some obvious satire, but includes descriptions of the dystopias of the early histories of the two planets as well as material on the Hainish eutopias that she describes in many of her other stories and novels.

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Rpt. as part of Five Ways to Forgiveness and in Hainish Novels & Stories Volume Two. The World for Word Is Forest Stories Five Ways to Forgiveness The Telling. Ed. Brian Attebery (New York: Library of America, 2017), 319-517, 570-88 with a “Note on the Text” (781) and “Notes (786-87). First published as four novellas--“Betrayals.” Blue Motel. Narrow Houses Volume 3. Ed. Peter Crowther (London: Little, Brown, 1994), 195-229; rpt. in her The Real and the Unreal. Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin. Volume Two Outer Space, Inner Lands (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2012), 99-131; “Forgiveness Day.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 18.12 & 13 (November 1994): 262-304; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995), 1-47;  in Flying Cups and Saucers: Gender Exploration in Science Fiction & Fantasy. Ed. Debbie Notkin & The Secret Feminist Cabal (Cambridge, MA: Edgewood Press, 1998), 68-118; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 241-302; “A Man of the People.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 19.4 & 5 (229-30) (April 1995): 22-40, 42-46, 48-65; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 303-58; and “A Woman’s Liberation.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 19.8 (July 1995): 116-63; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996), 1-42; in A Woman’s Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women. Ed. Connie Willis and Sheila Williams (New York: Warner Books, 2001), 227-94; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 359-428. 

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Female author (1929-2018)

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1995 Le Guin, Ursula K[roeber] (1929-2018). Four Ways to Forgiveness. New York: HarperPrism. Rpt. as part of Five Ways to Forgiveness and in Hainish Novels & Stories Volume Two. The World for Word Is Forest Stories Five Ways to Forgiveness The Telling. Ed. Brian Attebery (New York: Library of America, 2017), 319-517, 570-88 with a “Note on the Text” (781) and “Notes (786-87). First published as four novellas--“Betrayals.” Blue Motel. Narrow Houses Volume 3. Ed. Peter Crowther (London: Little, Brown, 1994), 195-229; rpt. in her The Real and the Unreal. Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin. Volume Two Outer Space, Inner Lands (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2012), 99-131; “Forgiveness Day.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 18.12 & 13 (November 1994): 262-304; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twelfth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995), 1-47;  in Flying Cups and Saucers: Gender Exploration in Science Fiction & Fantasy. Ed. Debbie Notkin & The Secret Feminist Cabal (Cambridge, MA: Edgewood Press, 1998), 68-118; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 241-302; “A Man of the People.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 19.4 & 5 (229-30) (April 1995): 22-40, 42-46, 48-65; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 303-58; and “A Woman’s Liberation.” Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine 19.8 (July 1995): 116-63; rpt. in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection. Ed. Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996), 1-42; in A Woman’s Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women. Ed. Connie Willis and Sheila Williams (New York: Warner Books, 2001), 227-94; and in The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 359-428. PSt

Four linked stories set on the planets of Werel and Yeowe as they struggle toward freedom from their oppressive pasts, including slavery and purdah for women. Some obvious satire, but includes descriptions of the dystopias of the early histories of the two planets as well as material on the Hainish eutopias that she describes in many of her other stories and novels. 1999 Le Guin is the fifth novella in the sequence. Female author.