Rocannon's World

Front cover of an edition of Rocannon's World"".

Rocannon's World is a science fiction novel by Ursula K. LeGuin. It is LeGuin's s first novel. It was first published in 1966. It is one of Le Guin's many works set in the universe of the technological Hainish Cycle. The character Rocannon, an ethnologist, encounters lords dwelling in castles and wielding swords, and other races similar to fairies and gnomes, in his travels on a backward planet.

The storyline continues in Planet of Exile (1966).


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  • Mogien of Hallan

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