Second book read during vacation. Ursula Le Guin's Rocannon's World. I wasn't as impressed by this as I was by The Left Hand of Darkness. No real theme to this book, other than fumbling to take the worst of fantasy (Tolkienesque feudalism) and apply it to science fiction. There are a race of lords, a race of elves, and a race of dwarves. Throw in a bit of telepathy and some off-world Star Trek technology, and you have a first SF novel.