Monday, 27 February 2012

THE EYE OF THE HERON

Panther SF paperback, 1980. Cover illustration by Peter Elson.

"THREE KINDS OF CREATURE CAME FROM EARTH TO VICTORIA: MEN, LICE AND SHANTY-TOWNERS 
These are the words of Falco, leader of the City people. They were the first to come to the penal colony of Victoria, sent away from the cities of Brasil-America in one-way space-ships. When the People of Peace were sent there from Can-America, sixty years later, they found the city had been built, and they were not welcome. They had to live in Shantih and the City people called them vermin. 
But now Falco faces a double threat: the growing restlessness of the pacifist Shanty-Towners and the growing consciousness of his daughter, Luz, in a male-dominated society. 
A new world, a frightening crisis of future history, an intense drama of human relationships, The Eye of the Heron is Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin at her best.

Contents:

No One Said Forever by Cynthia Felice
The Song Of N'Sardi-El by Diana L. Paxson
Jubilee's Story by Elizabeth A. Lynn
Mab Gallen Recalled by Cherry Wilder
Phoenix In The Ashes by Joan D. Vinge
The Eye Of The Heron by Ursula K. Le Guin.
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