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Word of Unbinding, the (1964) [Short Story]
by Ursula K. Le Guin Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Earthsea Cycle, the

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

The wizard Festin seeks to escape from the cell where he is imprisoned, but all his transformations are in vain. He finally turns to the word of unbinding for a solution.

Originally published in the January 1964 issue of Fantastic.

Reprinted in:

  • The Golden Road, ed. Damon Knight, Simon & Schuster 1973
  • The Wind's Twelve Quarters (1975)
  • Basilisk, ed. Ellen Kushner, Ace 1980
  • Sorcerers! (1986)

Original title: The Word of Unbinding
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySecondary Worlds
FictionFantasyParanormal PowersWizards, Sorcerers, Enchantresses. Etc.

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Wind's Twelve Quarters, the (1975) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Sorcerers! (1986) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Jack Vance , Sterling E. Lanier , Joe Haldeman , Fritz Leiber , Theodore Sturgeon , Avram Davidson , Manly Wade Wellman , Joanna Russ , R. A. Lafferty , Naomi Mitchison , Richard Kearns

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