|Eye Altering, the (1976) [Short Story]|
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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New Zion is an alien, strange world to the colonists, with its red-orange sun and bleak landscape. The settlers are able to digest the native proteins only with the help of metabolizing pills, and even so many of the children - the "sicklies" - never seem to thrive. Then one day a painting of New Zion causes a stir and forces some people to reconsider their assumptions about how to survive on this world.
First published in The Altered I. Reprinted in The Compass Rose.
Original title: The Eye Altering
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Planets & Societies→ Adapting To Harsh Conditions
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Compass Rose, the (1982) [Collection]
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin