Le Guin is one of my favourite Sci Fi authors, and this book does not disappoint. It is not a classic on the scale of The Dispossessed or Left Hand of Darkness, but it is a good read with some cool ideas
A marvelous read by one of the best sci fi authors out there! Out of print for many years.
Ursula Le Guin has long been one of my favorite authors and this read was interesting. Earth, post-technological, is the background for the tale. Aliens have captured the planet and subdued the population. A man with strange cat-like eyes is found in a forest. He cannot talk or communicate and must be taught the language and ways of those who find him. As he recovers he is determined to discover who he is. Leaving the kindness of this group behind, he travels through the forests and plains to a city that the aliens control to search for the answer. The aliens treat his mind so that he recovers his memory. However, he now has two sets of existences, one that was created when he was found and his previous life. He is from a distant planet and the aliens want to learn its location - whether to invade and subdue the population or destroy them he does not know. His dilemma is to go home with alien help while keeping the planet's location secret.