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    The Word for World Is Forest (1972) is a science fiction novella by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in the United States in 1972 as a part of the anthology Again, Dangerous Visions, and published as a separate book in 1976 by Berkley Books. It is part of Le Guin's Hainish Cycle. (Wikipedia)

    From The Anarchist Library

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    “Am I going too fast?” he asked.

    “No,” said Estraven, who did not appear in the least shocked. “I think I have the sense of it. You were in the future, and you were meant to travel in space, but you travelled in time as well, and now you’re here. Is that it?”

    “Yes,” Genly said, suddenly giddy. “Yes, that’s it! But that’s not supposed to be possible, don’t you see? It’s perfectly unreasonable! How can you accept it so easily?”

    Estraven tensed a little.

    “I am sufficiently ignorant of physics and metaphysics not to know the limits of what your people consider possible, and I know better than to trust the limits of what is considered possible by Gethenian scholars and scientists. Up till two years ago, there was no life elsewhere in the universe, and then a person came down from the stars and began to talk of an alliance with eighty-three worlds. So forgive me if I have seen so many extraordinary things that I have ceased to be astonished. I have always had faith in your word.”

    “I’m sorry,” Genly said. “I didn’t mean it like that.”

    [Experimental faster-than-light travel sends Genly ten years into his own past, onto the Gobrin Ice.]

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    Aokuro drawings from 2016 & 2017

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    For six months now, he and Estraven had been lovers and Estraven had gone into kemmer the same way again every time. Whatever chemical influences Genly sweated out were not half as potent as a Gethenian person’s, but were still legible to Estraven’s body—they were both human, after all—and still capable of tipping the scales during thorharmen. Six times in a row, Estraven had gone into kemmer as female, though that word didn’t map neatly onto the closest Gethenian concept. Animals had sexes, humans had temporary states of being, and no one at all had ideas about whether different bodies meant or didn’t mean different things on any level besides physical. There were certain social assumptions about the rare Permanents, those half-gendered Gethenians who would never know what it was to change cyclically and thus never bear nor beget, but even then, the assumptions were the same for every kind of Permanent. Even some of the kinder assumptions were tinged with pity, though. Permanence was not enviable.

    Same way all the time. Estraven hadn’t complained. Not yet, Genly thought.

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    Постканон-AU. "Он отполз", но это не главное.

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    It’s Ashe’s first kemmer after weaning their second child, and they spend it trying to persuade Therem not to accept the risky office of Prime Minister.

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    Estraven befriends a cat named Omelet.

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    “—And, on behalf of the student council and Gethen University,” Argaven was saying, “I would like to officially welcome a very honored visitor from Terran State, Genry Ai.”

    Just a good ol' college AU for the soul. Estraven just wants to help out a new student, Argaven and Tibe are the pettiest members of the student council, and Genly doesn't even go here.

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    Argaven had returned to eir old habits of walking the city streets at night in Rer, when it was yet a burned out, blackened husk of a city, half shrouded in darkness.

    Argaven XVII returns to Ehrenrang.

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    Genly's Ekumen colleagues are having a get-together for Getheny Thern, the Gethenian new year. Estraven is invited, and so is Sorve, Estraven's child, who hasn't seen their parent since they were an infant in the year twenty-ago. Sorve has always wanted to meet their mother, but never expected other people to be there too.

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    Reverse AU- Harth Estraven, as they are called on Earth, is the first envoy to the planet. When they find themselves threatened by one nation, they escape with the help of the bureaucrat that had been assigned to babysit them.

    Set in the present day. For the Left Hand of Darkness 2019 Holiday gift exchange.

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    "For years, people the whole world over sent their most unique, beautiful roses to the garden. And so, dozens of conflicts and a handful of natural disasters later, rows and rows of thousands of those flowers remain, forever protected in Borland.”

    Estraven’s hands rest in place, holding Genly’s, until they begin again, tentative. “Even one hundred years along.”

    Genly barely hesitates. “Even if the rest of Borland were somehow torn out and built anew within this last century, I would bet my life that those roses would still be there.”

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    “Therem,” Genly said to me, “you’re trembling.”

    I looked at my shaking hands. I was too tired to try and maintain shifgrethor. “I was afraid you might die.”

    “There’s a good chance I might yet,” Genly said, “we’ve got four hundred miles to go.”

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    Today I heard of a strange man who has walked into Erhenrang empty-handed, with only the clothes on his back (and strange clothes they were). He claims to be an ambassador from another world, though he speaks our language. His name, he says, is Genly Ai.

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    Pilun goes to Urras to study biology. Set 18 years after The Dispossessed.

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    Genly and Estraven have long talks on the way to Osborth.

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    So, no. You will never get me on a nearly-as-fast-as-light ship. Because, conceptually, right? Conceptually, it is SO upsetting. Not time dilation. I’m not talking about time dilation. I’m talking about the fact that it goes sooo fast. I think nothing should go that fucking fast. And I’m a bit of a speed demon where I’m from! I got a ticket on the—one of the big truck roads, in Karhide, yeah? I guess what you’d call a highway? I got a ticket on the highway once. Twenty miles over the speed limit. (whistles) Fifty miles an hour. That wasn’t the speed limit, that’s how fast I was going. Real fast.

    (Crowd laughs)

    Oh, so you’re perverts AND insane? Cool.

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    Genly Ai's visit to Estre.

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    Their hand slides down Genly's shoulder and upper arm, coming to rest just above his elbow. "It's a kemmering-day verse. They speak it to youths, upon their first trips to the houses. And... if we are to speak technically..."

    "Oh." Genly tilts his head, registering-- and then answers, blithely, "Technically, we have crossed a great deal of ice."

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