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joel hanes

LeGuin's "The Word For World Is Forest", set in the Hainish universe, contains a diminutive human subspecies that lives in peaceful matriarchal communities, governed, to the extent that they are governed, by the tiny grandmothers.

Lance Mannion


So she's alluding to herself? Shows you what I know. I'm going to read that story tonight. Thanks for calling it to my attention.

joel hanes

It's poetry.
Allusion blends references to multiple things and ideas.
Glad to be able to offer a pointer to one of them.


It was so funny in the beginning.

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