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Author of the Acacia Seeds, the (1974) [Short Story]
by Ursula K. Le Guin Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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What if animals could talk? Not just dolphins, or orangutans, but every animal? Insects, penguins, horses, any animal. This is the idea at the center of "The Author of the Acacia Seeds", an interesting tale of the near future where specialists called therolinguists have cracked the secret languages of most of the animal world. What works would a lowly worker ant author? What does the lofty emperor penguin have to say? Le Guin's SF tale of animal communication taken to an extreme is a worthwhile piece for any fan of the genre.

Published in:

  • Fellowship of the Stars (1974)
  • The Compass Rose (1982)
  • The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983)
  • Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences (1987)
  • The Ascent of Wonder (1994)

Original title: “The Author of the Acacia Seeds” and Other Extracts from the Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Compass Rose, the (1982) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences (1987) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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