“Planet of Exile” by Ursula K. Le Guin Review


Planet of Exile

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Release Date: 1966

The second book of the Hainish Cycle tells the story of a planet where man has been stranded with another humanoid civil action. These HILFs (highly intelligent life forms) have no concepts of time besides the now and long ago.

The best parts of the book mostly involved the world building aspects. It was a unique people that Le Guin came up with, and the weather patterns make me think George R.R. Martin may have read this before writing his most well known series.

All that being said, the ending was very abrupt and at times the writing got a bit too cerebral with characters that weren’t intelligent enough to keep it 100% interesting.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s