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Old Music and the Slave Women (1999) [Short Story]
by Ursula K. Le Guin Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Hainish / Novels of the Ekumen

Summary (From the author):

"On Werel, thirty-five hundred years ago, an aggressive black-skinned people dominated the paler northern races and instituted a slave-based society and economy, with caste established by skin color. First contact with the Ekuman scared the xenophobic Warelians into rapid development of weapons and spaceships, and incidentally into colonizing Yeowe, the planet next inward to their sun, which they exploited with intensive slave labor. Soon after Warel finally admitted diplomacy from the Ekumen, a great slave uprising began on Yeowe. After thirty years of war, Yeowe won its freedom from the dominant nation on Wheel, Voe Deo. Voe Dean society was destabilized by the Yeowan liberation, as well as the new perspectives offered by the Ekumen. Within a few years, a widespread slave uprising in Voe Deo pitted "owners" against "assets" in a full-scale civil war. This story takes place late in that war." -Ursula K. LeGuin, introduction to "Old Music and the Slave Women" in Far Horizons.

Original title: Old Music and the Slave Women
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Far Horizons (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Orson Scott Card , Anne McCaffrey , Dan Simmons , Frederik Pohl , Greg Bear , Gregory Benford , Joe Haldeman , Nancy Kress , Robert Silverberg
     Birthday of the World: And Other Stories (2002) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

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