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Title: The Word of Unbinding Title Record # 58853
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 1964-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Earthsea Cycle
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Current Tags: fantasy (1), wizards (1), trolls (1), fish (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1980Translated by Gisela Stege
German Das lösende Wort
1985Translated by María Elena Rius
Spanish La palabra que desliga
1987
  • Translated by Mirjana Bulatović
Serbian
Reč oslobođenja?Rech oslobodjenja
[as by Ursula K. Legvin]
2004Translated by Roberta Rambelli
Italian La parola dello scioglimento
2015Translated by Pierre-Paul Durastanti
French Le mot de déliement
2018Translated by Hans-Ulrich Möhring
German Das Lösewort

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantastic Stories of Imagination, January 1964 1964-01-00 ed. Cele Goldsmith Ziff-Davis Publishing Company   $0.50 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Emsh Checkmark
Strange Fantasy, Fall 1970 1970-10-00 ed. uncredited Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc.   $0.50 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Golden Road 1974-01-00 ed. Damon Knight Simon & Schuster 0-671-21554-X $8.95 447
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Joel Avirom Checkmark
The Golden Road 1974-11-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01900-X £3.00 342
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1975-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4 $8.95 [viii]+
303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row / SFBC 1901 $2.49 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1976-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277+
[1]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1977-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 278
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1978-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-012562-4   viii+
303
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Patricia Voehl Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1978-05-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04623-2 £0.75 157
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll David Bergen Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters Volume I 1979-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Panther / Granada 0-586-04622-4 £0.85 157
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Peter Elson Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1979-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-12842-6 $1.75 278
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
Die zwölf Striche der Windrose 1980-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Nymphenburger 3-485-00391-3 DM 29.80 375+
[2]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Maxfield Parrish Checkmark
Basilisk 1980-08-00 ed. Ellen Kushner Ace Books 0-441-04820-X $2.25 xii+
244
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Rowena Morrill Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1981-03-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-20132-8 $2.25 viii+
278
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
Die zwölf Striche der Windrose 1983-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Heyne (Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur #25) 3-453-30964-2 DM 7.80 334
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Karel Thole Checkmark
Basilisk 1984-05-00 ed. Ellen Kushner Ace Books 0-441-05080-8 $2.50 xii+
244
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Stephen Hickman Checkmark
Las doce moradas del viento 1985-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Edhasa (Nebulae (2ª época) #68) 84-350-2068-1   206
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Julio Vivas  
Las doce moradas del viento I 1986-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Edhasa (Nebulae (2ª época) #68) 84-350-2068-1   206
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Julio Vivas  
Sorcerers! 1986-10-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Fantasy Books 0-441-77532-2 $2.95 xi+
244
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dean Morressey Checkmark
Sorcerers! 1986-11-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Ace Fantasy Books 0-441-77532-2 $2.95 xi+
244
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dean Morressey  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1987-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $10.00  
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Alef, #1 1987-08-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik   600 din. 132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag
Bob Živković?Bob Zivkovic
Bob Zhivkovic
Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1987-09-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $6.95 303
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1989-11-00 Ursula K. Le Guin VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #37) 0-575-04607-4 £3.99 xiv+
303
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Brian Waugh Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-00-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-091434-3 $10.00 303
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 1991-04-00 Ursula K. Le Guin HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100162-7 $4.50 383
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Danilo Ducak Checkmark
A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic 1998-01-00 ed. Margaret Weis Aspect / Warner Books 0-446-67284-X $13.99 viii+
421
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Keith Birdsong Checkmark
A Magic Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic 1998-03-00 ed. Margaret Weis Aspect / Warner Books / SFBC 20073 $10.98 422
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Keith Birdsong  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2000-10-00 Ursula Le Guin Gollancz (SF Collectors' Editions) 0-575-07139-7 £9.99 xiv+
303
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
I dodici punti cardinali 2004-02-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Editrice Nord (Narrativa Nord #183) 88-429-1298-0 €16.00 294
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2004-12-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Perennial / HarperCollins 0-06-091434-3 $13.95 303
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2009-04-09 Ursula K. Le Guin Paw Prints 978-1-4395-6236-9 $22.95  
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Way of the Wizard 2010-11-18 ed. John Joseph Adams Prime Books 978-1-60701-232-0 $14.95 477
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Scott Grimando Checkmark
Epic: Legends of Fantasy 2012-00-00 ed. John Joseph Adams Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-107-7 $11.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth John Coulthart Checkmark
Epic: Legends of Fantasy 2012-10-05 ed. John Joseph Adams Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-084-1 $17.95 612
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth John Coulthart Checkmark
Sorcerers! 2013-07-00 ed. Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois Baen 978-1-62579-152-8 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Bifrost, #78 2015-04-24 ed. Olivier Girard Le Bélial' 978-2-913039-75-9 €11.00 192
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Anders Lazaret  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters and The Compass Rose 2015-08-13 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-1-4732-0576-5 £9.99 xx+
561
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Christopher Gibbs Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2015-08-27 Ursula K. Le Guin Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-1436-1 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247103-1 $9.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Word of Unbinding 2017-02-14 Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial 978-0-06-247096-6 $1.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Erdsee: Die illustrierte Gesamtausgabe 2018-10-00 Ursula K. Le Guin Fischer Tor 978-3-596-70160-5 €58.00 1100
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Charles Vess Checkmark
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition 2018-10-23 Ursula K. Le Guin Saga Press 978-1-4814-6558-8 $59.99 xii+
993
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Charles Vess Checkmark
The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition 2018-10-25 Ursula K. Le Guin Gollancz 978-1-4732-2354-7 £35.00 1008
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-02907-X $1.75 277
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
The Wind's Twelve Quarters date unknown Ursula K. Le Guin Bantam Books 0-553-23541-9 $2.95 277
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Pauline Ellison Checkmark
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